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Field Trip to Kampong Ayer


Kampong Ayer is an area of Brunei’s capital city, Bandar Seri Begawan, and it is located on Brunei Bay in Brunei Darussalam. It consists of 42 contiguous stilt villages built along the banks of the Sungai Brunei and Sungai Kedayan.

Considering its physical characteristics, buildings and housing pattern, geographical location, and cultural activities, Kampong Ayer may be considered a World Cultural Heritage site within the UNESCO site selection criteria.

For justification of the site selection criteria, an in-depth study and a field trip were organized. These activities study was in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Module AD/AV-3307 Sustainability Research through Experiential Learning in Academic Semester II 2016/2017.

Dr. Shafi in the Brunei History Museum, searching for historical data in the museum library.

Dr. Shafi Noor Islam with his team of scholars outside the Kampong Ayer Cultural and Tourism Gallery.

Investigating the modern part of Kampong Ayer.

Dr. Shafi and his research students on the Sungai Brunei and collecting water samples for a quality investigation of the river water.

“It is a great pleasure to collect data in the field, especially in Kampong Ayer, which is my research area and a target for future investment for business development.”

Farid Metassim (15B8716)