| Izah Azahari |
THE Brunei History Centre yesterday held a Brunei History Centre Publication Roadshow Programme conducted by the Publication and Marketing Division of the Brunei History Centre at Pusar Ulak Primary School.
Present to talk to the students during the roadshow were Hj Rosli bin Hj Ampal, Chief of the Publication and Marketing Division; Hjh Fatimah binti Hj Talip, Assistant Chief of the Publication and Marketing Division; Norlydiati binti Jaya, a Marketing Officer from the Brunei History Centre; and Salina Hj Jaafar, ‘Pusaka’ Magazine Coordinator.
The Brunei History Centre is responsible for the publication of Brunei’s historical materials covering various aspects such as religion, economy, politics and legends and publishing them into books, journals and magazines.
On top of that, the roadshow was aimed at focusing and introducing the ‘Pusaka’ Magazine that is published three times in a year from January to April, May to August and September to December. The roadshow was also held to disseminate and share information and knowledge about a particular event or historical fact as a reference or guide the generation of the present and future.
In addition, the road show was also aimed at promoting the Brunei History Centre, specifically the ‘Pusaka Magazine’ that has come forward with a more solid content, along with an interesting new format and look, as well as a form of suitable reading material for history students as a basis for them to understand and know the history of the country.
The magazine also features various aspects of history such as the background of ‘Kampungku’ which includes the origins of a village; ‘Sekolah Kita’ which is on the history and development of a school, and many more.
The Brunei History Centre hopes to foster interest and encourage teachers and students in contributing articles or historical features on Brunei through the roadshow.
Although the topic of history is no longer a subject on its own in the primary level, it is hoped that the dissemination and sharing of historical information will still be continued. The roadshow was also hoped to provide an understanding among teachers and students on learning the importance of history and its application in everyday life and national development.