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It's the getting there that counts!

Soraya Osman

2nd Year Geography BSc student, Department of Geography, King's College London.


Soraya is second year BSc student with a strong interest in physical geography who is always keen on travelling and exploration. Brunei was one of a handful of small adventures this summer which she hopes to continue to embark on in order to encounter new environments, cultures and people.

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Talk summary:

Whatever our expectations were when we got accepted into Universiti Brunei Darussalam's Global Discovery Summer Programme, we sure didn't expect to be invited in by strangers to attend their first child's baby shower, or to be eating sago worms and running away from monkeys on the university campus. But nonetheless, that is what we got and more. Rainforest walks, spider bites, cave explorations and all of our other daily adventures, most of the time ended with a sunset that more often than not ended up being absolutely spectacular and completely different from the last. So this talk is not only about those spectacular sunsets, but also about all the different adventures and curiosities’ that we experienced and discovered in between. Expect unfiltered sunset photos as well as pictures of monster ants and cockroach type creatures that live in dark caves that will both equally take your breath away…maybe just in slightly different ways.

UBD Global Discovery Summer Programme


Seconds in Brunei - video made by the students participating in the programme

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Soraya will be giving her talk with Maaria - click on the picture for her profile

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