Let the pictures speak…

2 08 2008

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If there is any truth (at all) in the saying that goes: “a picture speaks a thousand words” — then here is a 75-thousand-word testimonial of the recently concluded 9th BRC Biennial International Conference 2008. Enjoy!

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In the spirit of sharing sweet memories, none of these photos are copyrighted. So, feel free to download them. Email us some of your own shots, if you also happen to believe in: ‘sharing is the best policy’.🙂





Latest Info

25 07 2008

Time for buses to take off to the conference venues:
(a) From Promenade Hotel — 7.00am
(b) From Best Western CourtyardHotel@1Borneo — 7.30am

Daily/weekly weather forecast for Kota Kinabalu, click the image below:
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Summary Timetable of Conference Sessions

21 07 2008

 

Summary Timetable of Conference Sessions* 

 

29 July 2008

(Tuesday)

30 July 2008

(Wednesday)

31 July 2008

(Thursday)

7.30 – 8.30 am 

Registration

 

8.30 – 10.30 am

1A

Intangible Cultural Heritage (I)

3A

History & Archaeology (I)

6A

Health, Healing & Borneo Societies (II)

P1B

Migration Issues

in Sabah

(Special Panel)

P3B

Iban Language & Oral Traditions

(Special Panel)

6B

Borneo Ethnography

Research (III)

1C

Biodiversity, Conservation & Environment (I)

3C

Biodiversity, Conservation & Environment (II)

6C

Borneo Languages

& Linguistics (III)

1D

Borneo Languages

& Linguistics (I)

3D

Tourism

Development (II)

6D

Borneo Geography

1E

Borneo Ethnography

Research (I)

3E

Politics in Borneo

 

6E

Economics & Development Issues (II)

10.30 – 11.00 am

Refreshments

 

11.00 am – 1.00 pm

2A

Intangible Cultural Heritage (II)

4A

Intangible Cultural Heritage (III)

7A

Health, Healing & Borneo Societies (III)

P2B

Ethnicity & Ethnic Relations in Sabah

(Special Panel)

P4B

Issues & Trends in Contemp. Iban Society

(Special Panel)

P7B

Cultured Rainforest Project, Kelabit H’lands (Special Panel)

2C

Borneo Languages

& Linguistics (II)

4C

Health, Healing & Borneo Societies (I)

7C

Education, Language & Borneo Communities (I)

2D

Migration, Diaspora

& Borderland Issues

4D

Tourism

Development (III)

7D

Tourism

Development (IV)

2E

Tourism

Development (I)

4E

ICT, Media & Communications

7E

Ethnicity and Identity

1.00 – 2.00 pm

Lunch

 

2.00 – 4.30 pm

 

Opening Ceremony and 

Keynote Address

5A

Human Resources & Industrial Relations

P8A

Borders & Border Communities in Sabah

(Special Panel)

P5B

Adolescent Psychology

(Special Panel)

P8B

The 2008 General Elections

(Special Panel)

5C

Borneo Ethnography

Research (II)

8C

Education, Language & Borneo Communities (II)

5D

History & Archaeology (II)

8D

Intangible Cultural Heritage: Bajau (IV)

5E

Economics & Development Issues (I)

8E

Gender & Social Transformation

 

4.30 – 5.30 pm

 

High Tea

 

Refreshments

 

Closing Ceremony

 

*P1 – P8 = Special Panels;  1A – 8E = Concurrent Sessions

 

Refreshments

         

Note: Detailed timetable is available here





Flying to Kota Kinabalu with Malaysian Airlines System (MAS)

12 06 2008

The airfares are available here (feel free to resize the document for readablity) from the following cities to Kota Kinabalu:
1. Jakarta
2. Singapore
3. Manila
4. Auckland
5. Adelaide
6. Sydney
7. Perth
8. Brisbane
9. Tokyo
10. Osaka
11. London
12. Helsinki
13. Los Angeles

Take note, all prices are quoted in Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) [Currency Convertor is available here]. If you require any further information or assistance, kindly contact:

Fazlina Dzulkiflee
Sales Executive
Malaysia Airlines Kota Kinabalu

Office Address :
Sales Department,
1st Floor, MAS Admin Building
Kota Kinabalu International Airport
Off Jalan Petagas, P.O. Box 10194
88802 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Contact:
Tel : 006(0)88-515 244
Fax : 006(0)88-231 929
Email : fazline@malaysiaairlines.com.my

 

 





Special Rate: Accommodation

31 05 2008

 

The organizing committee has made a special arrangement [i.e. discounted prices for BRC Conference’s participants – from 27th to 31st of July 2008] with two hotels:

 

Promenade Hotels & Promenade Apartments

Website: http://www.promenade.com.my

Email: enquiry@promenade.com.my (superior room)

apartments@promenade.com.my (apartments/condominium)

Tel: (60)(88)260888 & Fax: (60)(88)261818

**

Accommodation Types

Per-Night

Superior Room

MYR 166.75 Nett

Deluxe Suite (Apartment for 2)

MYR 110.00 *

Family Suite (Apartment for 4)

MYR 140.00 *

Superior Condominium (3-rooms for 6)

MYR 280.00 *

Deluxe Condominium (3-rooms for 6)

MYR 310.00 *

* *

All prices quoted are exclusive of breakfast

* Rate quoted subject to 10% service charge & 5% tax 

* Booking must be made by 15th July 2008

 

Courtyard Hotel@1Borneo

Website: http://www.courtyardhotel1borneo.com

Email: jvince40@yahoo.com

Tel: (60)(16)8336674 or (60)(16)8336645

**

Accommodation Types

Per-Night

Courtyard Single

MYR 116.20 Nett

Courtyard Double

MYR 127.70 Nett

Superior Single

MYR 139.20 Nett

Superior Double

MYR 162.20 Nett

* *

All prices quoted are inclusive of breakfast

Booking must be made by 15th July 2008

 

However, conference attendees are also free to choose their own preferred accommodations other than those two listed. For more information on hotels available in Kota Kinabalu, please click here.

 

Please take note that all prices are quoted in Malaysian Ringgit (MYR). To assist you with currency conversion, please click here.

 

 

 

 





Photography Competition

9 05 2008

Borneo on the Move – Continuity and Change

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The competition is divided into three categories:
a. Open (RM20.00 entry fee)
b. Students of higher learning institutions only (RM10.00 entry fee)
c. School students only (RM10.00 entry fee)

Entry (form, fee and photographs) MUST reach the organiser before or by 19th July 2008. Prizes for each category are as follows:

Open Category
Champion: RM1,000 + certificate
First runner up: RM750 + certificate
Second runner up: RM500 + certificate

Students Category
Champion: RM200 + certificate
First runner up: RM150 + certificate
Second runner up: RM100 + certificate

The complete rules and conditions, and the entrance form are available here (in pdf format).





Deadline for Submission EXTENDED!

2 04 2008
Deadline for submission

  • abstract: 30th April 2008
  • full-paper: 30th May 2008

Languages of Presentation

The official languages of the Conference will be English, Bahasa Malaysia and Bahasa Indonesia. Registration fees: RM350 (presenters & partcipants) and RM175 (students).

Conference Program

The outline of the Conference Program is downloadable here, and its online brochure is accessable here. The timetable and topics for Session Themes is tentative at this stage.  Up to four papers can be included in each session, if necessary.  The afternoon of Thursday 31 July can also be used for paper sessions, if a larger number of papers are to be presented.  The Post-Conference visit to Sabah Museum could then be moved to Friday 1 August 2008.

 

Conference Chairperson
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jaqueline Pugh-Kitingan
Kadazandusun Chair
Universiti Malaysia SabahRegional Vice President (for Sabah)
Borneo Research CouncilTel:  +6-088-320000 ext 1790
Fax: +6-088-320242
Email: jacquie at ums.edu.my

Secretary

Miss Pauline Yong
Email: brc2008ums at gmail.com

Photography Exhibition

Mr. Suhaimi Salleh
Tel:  +6-088-320000 ext 1842/1783
Fax: +6-088-320242
Email: ssuhaimi at ums.edu.my








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