Enriching experience for UNIMAS students at Thaksin University

Enriching experience for UNIMAS students at Thaksin University

Spending three weeks in Songkhla, Thailand is definitely an eye opening experience for 10 undergraduate students from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) who have just completed the student mobility program at Thaksin University from 23 June to July 13, 2019. The program was part of a joint collaboration between the Faculty of Language and Communication, UNIMAS and Department of Western Languages of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Thaksin University. During the three weeks’ program, students were required to attend classes, conducting presentations, participating in community projects and at the same time, were given the opportunity to explore beautiful tourism…
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Minister looks forward to VR changing way tourism industry operates

Minister looks forward to VR changing way tourism industry operates

KUCHING: Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah hopes that digital technology such as Virtual Reality (VR) will revolutionise the way the tourism industry operates in future. Speaking during the Beyond Paradigm Summit 2019 held at a hotel here last week, he said through VR technology tourists will be able to experience the destination of their choice even before making the trip. “This technology is especially helpful for elderly group of travellers who wish to travel to adventurous destination such as caves, underwater, mountainous areas and rainforest but are limited by their physical ability,…
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Sarawak to have own model of schools for special needs kids

Sarawak to have own model of schools for special needs kids

Fatimah at the courtesy call. At left is Wishesland president Chi Poh Yung. — Photo by Muhammad Rais Sanusi KUCHING: Sarawak’s primary school for special needs children to be set up soon will not follow the existing models implemented by the federal Ministry of Education. Instead, it will be modelled along similar schools in other countries which have proven to be effective and successful, Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah has said. “Sarawak’s own special needs primary schools will not duplicate what the ministry had done – in fact, we’re doing something different…
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Transforming Sarawak’s rural areas

Transforming Sarawak’s rural areas

A visit to a longhouse or a village in the interiors of Sarawak will enlighten one on the lifestyle of the people in the rural area. Some are farming and selling their crops to make a living while others are working as labourers in the mining, oil palm, construction and timber sectors in a small town or ‘pekan’ to sustain their livelihood and support their families. Normally, the men are the breadwinners of a family while the women will take care of the household chores and their children. Some women will also support their families by bringing harvested crops and…
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Dianggap gila, pemuda kutip 1.5 tan sampah di Sungai Selangor (VIDEO)

Dianggap gila, pemuda kutip 1.5 tan sampah di Sungai Selangor (VIDEO)

Masbudi Abdul Malek mengutip purata 300kg hingga 400kg sampah setiap kali membersihkan Sungai Selangor. — Foto-foto oleh Yusof Mat Isa KUALA SELANGOR, 7 Jun — Seorang pemuda di Kampung Kuantan di sini dianggap “gila” dan “bodoh” hanya kerana usahanya mengutip sampah sarap dengan menaiki sampan di sepanjang Lembangan Hilir Sungai Selangor. Namun, Masbudi Abdul Malek, 33, tidak peduli dengan kritikan itu kerana beliau tidak sanggup melihat alam sekitar tempat tinggalnya tercemar akibat sikap “tidak ambil peduli” manusia. Berbekal tangguk, sarung tangan, but, plastik hitam dan jaket keselamatan, Masbudi turun ke sungai dan mendayung sampan sejauh empat hingga enam kilometer untuk…
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5 Terengganu Students Beat 100 Countries To Win Top Award In European Exhibition

5 Terengganu Students Beat 100 Countries To Win Top Award In European Exhibition

A group of students from SMK Panji Alam, Terengganu recently nabbed four awards at the 11th European Exhibition of Creativity and Innovation (Euroinvent 2019) The team - consisting of five Form 5 students - beat 635 teams from 100 countries in the ordinary school category. Euroinvent 2019 was held at the Palace of Culture in Iași, Romania from 16 to 18 May. Front Desk reported that of the four awards, 'Team Inovasi SMKPA' managed to win the 'Special Prize Award Euroinvent', which is also the highest honour at Euroinvent. The other three awards include the 'Gold Medal Award Euroinvent', 'Special…
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