2-day study on tombstones, tombs in Brunei ends today

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

AN UNPRECEDENTED project titled “History Talk: A Study of Inscriptions of Historical Value Found on Brunei’s Tomb and Tombstone” was held yesterday, to increase the awareness and understanding of the young generation on the country’s heritage.

Organised by the Research and Documentation Section of the Brunei History Centre, the discussion focused on inscription study, conservation, safekeeping and the historical data on the tombs and tombstones in Brunei.

Held at the Brunei History Centre in the capital, the two-day history discussions presented various speakers from Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) and Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College (KUPU SB).

Among the speakers were Ustaz Dr Abang Hj Hadzim Abang Hj Taha, acting deputy Ra’es of KUPU SB, who delivered a presentation on “the mastery of old Jawi script system and the study of inscription of historical value found on tombs and tombstone” as well as Dr Maslin Hj Jukin/Jukim, deputy director of the Academy of Brunei Studies at UBD, who presented “Folklore & History: Between Limitation and Complementary.”

The participants would also be able to see the imprint and replica of historical tombs and tombstones produced by the Brunei History Centre for the purpose of object and study. The closing ceremony of the event is scheduled to take place today with a presentation of certificates by Datin Hjh Norlila Dato Paduka Hj Abdul Jalil, permanent secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports. –Sally Piri

The Brunei Times