Friday, February 21, 2014

Meet the Future Sydney-siders!

Assalamualaikum and hello ladies n gents,

a pre-departure briefing was held at Institut Teknologi Brunei for prospective students who are leaving for Sydney in July this year insya Allah. This batch of students would be the fourth batch out of Petroleum and Chemical Engineering articulation programs to continue the remaining two years of their studies in UNSW.

A trio of specially invited speakers from BSP who graduated from UNSW's School of Petroleum Engineering were invited to the briefing. They were Md Zarifdana Zinal Abadin, Ak Abu Zahrin Pg Damit and Nabilah Ibrahim. Representatives from HRD were also present, the members being Dr Smitha and Rosie Jaaafar.

Event held on the 27th of January 2014 at the Pearl, ITB.

Another more casual 'pre-departure briefing' session was also held on the 2nd of February 2014, at Pantai Muara.

We also managed to have another session in ITB with the juniors before the seniors fly back to Aussie for the new semester commencing in March, on 20 Feb 2014.

We hope to see these faces more often in the future, be it in Sydney, or in Brunei. To our ITB juniors, all the best, bittaufiq wannajaah (May you be given guidance and success).

Keep in contact with us ok.

P/S: To the seniors, all the best for the new sem.

Till next time insya Allah.

Credits to Dk Aqilah for the piccas.


Monday, February 03, 2014

BruONZ '14: The Winners

Salaam and hi ladies and gents,

BruONZ 2014 hosted by BSSMelb (Brunei Student Society Melbourne) was held for a period of three weeks consecutively, from the 10th January till the 26th.

The winners for every category were announced in the closing ceremony held on a rainy Sunday afternoon at Bahtera Banquet Hall, Badi'ah Hotel, Batu Satu.

Group pic taken during the closing ceremony. (After BSSMelb)

Here we bring you the list of winners:

1) Futsal

1st place: Melbourne
2nd place: Perth Freo
3rd place: Sydney A

2) Netball

1st place: Sydney
2nd place: New Zealand

3) Basketball

1st place: Melbourne
2nd place: Sydney

4) Badminton

Men's Singles:

1st place: Matthew Foo (NZ)
2nd place: Suan Loong (SYD)
3rd place: Sylvester (SYD)

Men's Doubles:

1st place: Hj Sufian & Hj Rahim (BNE)
2nd place: Suan Loong & Sylvester (SYD)
3rd place: Lau Soon Tiong & Kui (MELB)

Women's Singles:

1st place: Hafizah (BNE)
2nd place: Sofiah (NZ)
3rd place: Syazwani (PER)

Women's Doubles:

1st place: Ena & Zuriana (MELB)
2nd place: Hafizah & Hana (BNE)
3rd place: Fakhriyah & Hazirah (NZ)

Mixed Doubles:

1st place: Ena & Ridhuan (MELB)
2nd place: Zuriana & Hj Riffin (MELB)
3rd place: Elleene & Hafiz (SYD) 

***NOTE: No overall (collective) winner for this year. 

BASS would like to congratulate each one of the winners, be it from the city of Sydney or other cities or states from all over Australia and New Zealand. We would also like to express our appreciation to every one who participated or was involved in BruONZ '14, directly or indirectly. We truly had a good time. Insya Allah, we'l see each other again (hopefully) in BruONZ '15 with more participation and enthusiasm.

News coverage on the closing ceremony can be viewed here.
Press releases on the ceremony, view it here and here.

Last but not least, we would like to thank and congratulate the hosting city Melbourne slash BSSMelb for their impressive work in organising the successful event.

Cheers and ciao.
BASS '13.