Appreciation of Malay Civilization through Experiential and Blended Learning!
Sunday, 30 July 2017
Never had they imagined that a lot of walking, climbing and descending contributed to a deep understanding of AAD30B Malay Civilization and the Arts course!
A group of Year 3, BA students found that out when the course lecturer, Dr Sa’eda Buang, organised a 3-day trip to the Gua Niah archaeological site in the jungle of Sarawak, from 28 Feb to 1 March2017 as part of the course activities.
The highlight of the trip was to reach Gua Niah where the Niah Man, believed to be 500,000 years old, was found.
Although they had to climb and descend steep slops and walk many kilometres through the jungle, the experience was priceless and worth it, expressed the group! The trip included a half-day experience at a long-house of the Ibans.
A 2-minute video clip of the group’s journey was televised during the NIE BA Open House 2017.