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Internships at the Forestry Department

 

Five students successfully completed their internship in Semester II, 2017/2018 at the Forestry Department, in the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism, Government of Brunei Darussalam.

The internship lasted for 14 weeks from Monday, 15 January till Saturday, 21 April 2018.

 

The students completed their internship at three different sites:

These projects are described below.

Bukit Teraja Eco-Tourism

 

Bukit Teraja Eco-tourism Project Area in Kuala Belait District

The project is based in the mountain range that connects the Bukit Teraja Protection Forest and Ulu Mendaram Conservation Forest. The area is characterized by thick primary forests and rich biodiversity that can provide extensive ecological tourism opportunities. It is also supported by strong indigenous communities (e.g. longhouses) and a rich cultural heritage. The great opportunities for ecosystem conservation would suport local livelihood including marketing of local products, research, and the creation of wildlife sanctuaries.

Map showing the location of 11 out of the 40 waterfalls in the Bukit Teraja area

The interns made some recommendations for Eco-tourism Development:

 

Sinar Tour

One of the projects on which Zurina worked was the Kampong Ayer Tourism Project.

Handling a visit by students from ISB to the Kampong Ayer Gallery, where they were introduced to local games such as congkak.