Two join S’pore science forum

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TWO students have been selected to represent Brunei in the Sixth International Science Youth Forum in Singapore.

Ak Ahmad Zawawi Pg Hj Asmali and Nurin Haziqah Hj Hassan, who was accompanied by a teacher, Mohammad Raymie Hj Othman, departed yesterday to attend the five-day forum.

The forum provides a platform for talented young science students and their educators from around the world to gather and interact with one another.

Both students are going to showcase a cultural activity that best introduces the country. The participants were also required to set up a booth at a cultural exhibition to showcase items representing Brunei.

“We are going to present a drama which we will act. It will also involve a game where we give them Bruneian words that actually sound similar to English,” said 16-year-old Nurin from Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College.

Ak Ahmad Zawawi from Sayyidina Hasan Secondary School explained on the synopsis of the drama.

“Basically I play the brother who just returned from England after 10 years. Unfortunately, he slipped off his mother tongue. The brother stumbling once in a while to understand a few words (Brunei Malay),’’ he said.

“I think this is a good opportunity for other students to understand the Bruneian way of life and how we speak. It’s educational for the other international students in knowing our language,” he added.

The forum aimed to provide high-ability students with ample opportunities to be innovative and creative.

This year saw 120 student delegates and educators from 15 different countries joining the forum, which provides opportunities to gain deeper insights into science as well as another’s cultures.

Themed “Science for Humanity in the 21st Century”, the forum brings both society and scientific progress into a common discussion, which will be exemplified through invited Nobel laureates and field medallists.

The Brunei Times