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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.

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Research on Kampung Ayer

Under the research module AD/AV-3307 Sustainable Research through Experiential Learning, Dr. Shafi Noor Islam is offering a research project entitled The Significance of Kampong Ayer Water Village as Becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Brunei Darussalam.

Seven students have completed projects in connection with this.

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   PRISM Short Film Festival

The first PRISM UBD Short Film Festival organised by the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences (FASS) took place in Lecture Hall 2 in the ICTC building at UBD on Saturday, 21 April 2018.

The one-day event had two screening sessions (morning and afternoon) that showcased a total over forty short works.

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Agricultural Landuse in BSB

On 19th April 2018, Dr. Shafi Noor Islam gave a FASS seminar entitled 'Urban and Peri-Urban Agricultural Landuse Pattern of Bandar Seri Begawan in Brunei Darussalam: An Analysis'.

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   FASS Seminar by Iftekhar Iqbal

On 5 April 2018, Dr Iftekhar Iqbal gave a seminar entitled 'Mapping Inter-Asia Engagements: A View from the Mekong'.

Looking from the advantage of the Mekong River, the paper discussed how, in the course of the nineteenth and early twentieth century, the Mekong became the site of exchanges of multiple ethnicities, ideas and commodities from India, China and Southeast Asia.

In particular the paper examined how, depite their varied backgrounds and locations, from Yunnan to the Mekong Delta, people attached a sense of placement and also of ecological commonality to the river that they shared.

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Fieldtrip for Geomatics Students

In 2017-2018 Semester 2, 77 students are taking the module AV-2308 / AW-2312 Introduction to Geomatics with Dr Shafi Noor Islam. On 30 January 2018 they went on a field trip to investigate the landscape, landuse and land cover changes near the UBD campus.

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   Landuse Mind Map Project

80 students are taking the Module AD-4308 / AW-4305 Landuse and Development with Dr. Shafi Noor Islam. On 27th January 2018, they were involved in preparation of the “Mind Map Project”. Every student presented their individual mind map project showing the changing pattern of landuse on both sides of the road around the UBD campus.

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Heritage Tourism at Kampong Ayer

On 17 January 2018, Dr Shafi Noor Islam presented a paper entitled 'Heritage Tourism at Kampong Ayer Water Village for Reaching UNESCO World Heritage Status in Brunei Darussalam on the Island of Borneo' at the International Tourism Conference & Exhibition – Tourism and Heritage: The ASEAN & Borneo Context that was organized jointly by the Institute of Asian Studies at UBD and the Borneo Studies Network.

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