Bandar Seri Begawan - The Oil and Gas Discovery Centre (OGDC), the flagship of Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd, officially launched its latest exhibition, known as the 'Measure Island', at the centre's Exhibition Hall yesterday.
Exhibits were presented as monuments and statues of a long lost civilisation, consisting of 24 interactive exhibits which examine the concept of good measurement, measurement systems and techniques.
Present to officiate the opening ceremony as guest of honour was Awg Hj Suhaila bin Hj Abdul Karim, Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Education, who was accompanied by Mr Todd Mercer, the High Commissioner of Australia to Brunei Darussalam.
In his opening remarks, the Head of OGDC Awg Hj Irwandy bin Hj Lois stated that the latest exhibits were called 'Measure Island' which was specially brought in from Questacon, Australia National Science and Technology Centre.
"This exhibition will be displayed in Brunei until February 2013. It is also specially brought to Brunei in conjunction with OGDC's 10-year anniversary," added Awg Hj Irwandy.
He hoped that the exhibition will be able to inspire students to relate it beyond the oil and gas industry but also in their daily life and that the future students may rise above the challenges of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The certificates of appreciation were also handed by the guest of honour to 15 members of the Science Teacher Committee of Belait District with whom the OGDC had worked closely; whereby the visitor's handbook were jointly produced with them to ensure that the centre's exhibition and education programme is relevant to the community and nation particularly the 21st Century National Education System or SPN21.
After officially launching the exhibition, the guest of honour and the Australian High Commissioner also witnessed a lively opening act by students of the Panaga Primary School and proceeded with a guided tour around the exhibition.
At the end of the event, OGDC also showcased its first-ever live Science show led by Karnina Karim the Exhibition and Education Coordinator of OGDC and two Science communicators at the centre which aimed to promote Science in a fun way and creating 'HA-HA element to inspire others.
Opening for only six-months, members of the public and schools are welcomed to experience the unique and one of a kind exhibit in Brunei Darussalam. For more details and information, please visit www.ogdcbrunei.com.
--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin