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Wednesday, 05 September 2012 21:06

Curtin Sarawak Open Day 2012 - ‘Make Tomorrow Better’


Media Release from Curtin Sarawak Malaysia: Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia (Curtin Sarawak) will be showcasing how it is helping fulfil Curtin University’s goal to be a forward-looking international research-focused university positioned amongst the top 20 universities in Asia and how it contributes to Curtin’s brand vision to Make Tomorrow Better at the upcoming Curtin Sarawak Open Day 2012.

‘Make Tomorrow Better’ will be the overriding theme for Curtin Sarawak Open Day 2012, which will be held from 10 am to 5.00 pm on 15 September 2012 at the Curtin Sarawak campus in Senadin.

To find out more about how Curtin Sarawak is ‘making tomorrow better’ through innovation, research and development, teaching and learning, and a holistic approach to education that equips students with global knowledge and international experience, visitors to Curtin Sarawak Open Day 2012 can visit the ‘Innovation Expo’, the event’s main attraction. 


Meanwhile, potential students and parents who would like to know more about what Curtin Sarawak has to offer in terms of academic programmes, facilities, campus life and scholarships and loans can drop by the ‘Future Students Booth’. There, they will get to talk to academics, staff and current students of the university who can help them make informed decisions about studying at Curtin Sarawak.

Potential students and members of the public can also learn more through a series of academic talks by academics from the School of Business and School of Engineering and Science, as well as from the Institution of Engineers, Miri Branch, at the Harry Perkins Lecture Theatre and School of Business.

The talks are entitled ‘Accountants Beyond Numbers Crunching’, ‘HRM: The Secret of Organisational Success’, ‘A Different Choice in Degree: Studying Media & Communication and Borneo Studies’, ‘First Year Student Experience: Challenges and Issues’, ‘Shell Eco-marathon – Curtin’s Experience’, ‘Career Opportunities in ICT’ and ‘Engineer Your Future’.

In addition, they can find out about student organisations like the John Curtin Leadership Academy, AIESEC, Mini United Nations Curtin Sarawak (MUN.CS), Curtin Volunteers!, Curtin EFacT and Curtin Young Associates that provide Curtin Sarawak students opportunities for self-growth in areas related to entrepreneurship, leadership and professional development, at a new ‘Student Support Services Showcase’.


These organisations are under the University Life and Student Recruitment departments and are among some 30 student organisations that contribute to campus life and are actively involved in community service.

Curtin Sarawak Open Day 2012 will be a ‘green’ event in support of Curtin Sarawak’s environmental initiatives and Miri’s goal to become a ‘green city’. The Miri City Council is a key supporter of the event and will showcase its Local Agenda 21 and other environmental programmes at the ‘Environmental Corner’ at the School of Business, which will also house a ‘Charity & Community Corner’ showcasing local charitable and community causes.

In keeping with the green theme, a ‘Green Mobility Revolution Showcase’ will be featured for the first time. Specially imported e-bikes, Curtin Sarawak’s entries in the 2011 and 2012 Shell Eco-marathons, as well as hybrid cars from leading carmakers will be showcased.

Besides the ‘Innovation Expo’, ‘Future Students Booth’, ‘Student Support Services Showcase’, ‘Environmental Corner’, ‘Charity & Community Corner’, ‘Green Mobility Revolution Showcase’ and academic talks, visitors can look forward to patronising a wide range of food and beverage, retail and activity stalls, and take in live musical and stage performances including a Miri Got Talent Competition and Mr & Miss Curtin Contest.

The food and beverage stalls will be operated by Curtin Sarawak student clubs and staff, as well as local hotels and food outlets. Unlike in previous years where coupons were used, all purchases at these stalls will be on cash terms.

Also, as with previous Open Days, there will be a number of community outreach activities during the event, including a blood donation drive in collaboration with the Miri Blood Bank and free health checks conducted by Columbia Asia Hospital, Miri. Both will be in the Pre-event Area of the Recreation & Event Centre.

Children visiting Curtin Sarawak Open Day 2012 will delight in the ‘Kiddies Corner’ in the event hall at the Recreation & Event Centre. Attractions will include clowns and cartoon character mascots, bouncy castles, sand art and games, as well as a colouring competition, spelling bee and stage performances by pupils of local pre-schools.

Another anticipated crowd-puller will be the lucky draws and two grand prize draws at the event’s main stage. Attractive prizes will be given away in a series of lucky draws throughout the day, while the grand prize draws in the morning and afternoon will feature e-bikes, and Samsung tablets and smartphones. Only purchasers of Door Gift & Lucky Draw tickets for the day are eligible for the lucky draws and to redeem door gifts.


Curtin Sarawak is Curtin University’s largest international campus and a joint venture with the Sarawak state government. Located in Desa Senadin about 20 kilometres from the city centre, its unique features include stylish buildings modelled on those at Curtin’s main campus in Perth, Western Australia. Nestled within beautiful landscaped gardens, it is complemented by scenic man-made lakes and Senadin’s expansive wetlands, home to many species of indigenous and migratory birds.

For more information on Curtin Sarawak Open Day 2012, one can visit the event website at www.curtin.edu.my/openday2012, call the event secretariat at +60 85 443806, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Wednesday, 15 August 2012 18:27

Greetings Readers! Last weekend I visited the new Icon Design Store in Batu Bersurat. If you are a fan of modern, contemporary and designer classic furniture, you should check this place out! They have "a good mix of contemporary and mid century modern designer classic furniture inspired by famous designers...at very affordable prices". According to their website, the "whole company was founded on our love for beautifully designed furnishings. Our passion goes much further than merely something that looks the part after all furniture is as much about functionality and practicality as it is aesthetics".

I spent a good 30 or so minutes in their store and got to know one of the owner-manager there, Gert. Gert said thay many of their products can be customised according to individual preferences and that they can also offer interior decorating advice (for people like me who don't have an eye for these sort of things!).

I should also point out that they have a pretty neat online store where you can browse through most of their products at your own convenience.

Check them out: Block B Unit No 9&10, Ground Floor Sempurna Complex, Jalan Batu Bersurat, Pengkalan Gadong






Wednesday, 15 August 2012 16:15

Greetings Readers! Check out this photograph by a Bruneian photographer in the US. Click on this link and hit 'like' to help him win the People's Choice Awards!

"Moving" by Joel Ang


Wednesday, 15 August 2012 16:03

Greetings Readers! There is an 'Ozone Run' coming up soon in conjunction with World Ozone Day. The deadline for registration is 24th August 2012. For more information, head to www.env.gov.bn


Monday, 13 August 2012 17:14

Greetings Readers! The Loughborough Students Union Brunei Society, better known as LufBru, are organising the 6th LufBru Summer Games 2012. It kicks off in September 2012 and there will be competitions in netball, futsal and badminton. For more information visit the LufBru Summer Games Facebook Fanpage or their blog.


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