Pulau SongSong

Pulau Songsong, aku terpukau!

24 Feb. 2018

Bila terlalu tertekan dengan pelbagai urusan, saya selalu mencari lokasi baru untuk melepaslelah, mencari sedikit kedamaian. Almaklum, tugasan dan rutin harian kadang boleh menjadi sangat mencabar jiwa raga. Tirai 2018 baru saja dibuka, namun stress sudah menggunung!

“Hello, Remie…I nak tanya kos tambang bot pergi balik ke Pulau Songsong dengan peralatan snorkeling.”

Langsung saja soalan saya pada Remie, seorang interior designer yang juga merupakan pemandu pelancong di Pulau Songsong. Ramah orangnya. DIamenyebutkan kos yang agak tinggi, tapi kahirnya kami setuju pada RM450 untuk 3 dewasa dan seorang kanak2. Kos ini tanpa makan minum mahupun program bbq. Tanpa bermalam juga. Daytrip sahaja.

Dari Sintok,kami perlu ke Jati Sungai Udang, Yan Kedah untuk menaiki bot ke Pulau Songsong. Hampir sejamjuga memandu dari rumah. Tiba di Jeti Sungai Udang, Remie belum tiba…janji jam8.00 pagi. Memandangkan kami belum sarapan,eloklah. Ada gerai juga berdekatan jeti. Sempat kami ‘menyoghoq’ dulu. Then kami parking kereta di laman masjid berdekatan jeti.

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Breakfast dulu lah ya..Remie takmuncul-muncul lagi. Di belakang tu, adalah Jeti Sungai Udang, Yan.

Remie sampai jam 9.00. So, naiklah kami bot kecil–macam cruise famili saja, sebab x der orang lain, cuma kami saja satu bot tu selain Remie dan pemandu bot.

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Pemandangan di Jeti

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View lain sebelum naik bot.

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Iman dah tak sabar…dengan bekalan penuh di tangan.

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Kami naik bot…famili kami saja. Tak campur orang lain.

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Tengah bincang strategi dengan Nada. Iman dah seronok sangat tu..tengok senyum pun tahu.

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Bot baru bertolak. Muara sungai Udang, menuju ke laut.

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Remie, the captain.

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Nampak tak bangau-bangau tu? Punyalah best view kat sini…just before we entered the sea. Di muara sungai ni.

 

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Pa sedang capture gambar bangau-bangau..

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Menuju laut lepas…

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Dah keluar muara Sungai, dah di laut ni.

Dari Jeti sungai Udang ke Pulau Songsong mengambil masa dalam 15 minit sahaja. Kami melepasi Pulau Telur, Pulau Tengkorak (yang dibuat penggambaran filem King Kong)…dari jauh nampak juga Pulau Bunting (bukan Pulau Dayang Bunting kat Langkawi tu…).

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Pulau Telur, kelihatan dari bot kami.

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Approaching, kita dah hampir mendarat di Pulau Songsong…

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Yeay! Dah nak parking bot.

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Mendarat!

Excited tak terkira. Walaupun pulau ini tidak berpenghuni, ramai juga orang datang bercuti di sini…ada yang bercamping beberapa malam. Kami cari lokasi yang sesuai dan Papasang kemah. Ya lah kan, x der kemah, nak tukar baju semua kat mana??

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Pa dah siap pasang kemah kat kami.

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Kami sedang tukar baju dalam kemah ini…ha..ha..ha..

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Banyak juga pengunjung lain

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View di Pulau ini memang cantik.

 

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Sosok Pulau Songsong yang sangat indah pada mata saya. Pa yang capture gambar ini. Sudut kamera yang sangat sempurna.

Selesai pasang kemah, tukar baju…apa lagi,nak terjun ke air jer la. Pakai semua kelengkapan…

 

Angan-angan nak snorkeling, tapi setiap kali cuba menyelam, masuk air ke dalam mata ikut celah tudung. So nasihat kepada yang pakai tudung, kena guna jenis tudung yang sesuai supaya air tak menyerap masuk dalam goggle mata ikut tudung.

Banyak karang yang cantik di sini. Ikan2 bergerak dalam kumpulan. Paling banyak ialah sea urchin (landak laut??) dan gamat!!! yeww! Gamat ni rupanya lembik dan menggelikan. Bila kita terlanggarnya, iamengeluarkan sejenis cecair bergetah dari liang2 di badannya.lekat kat seluar, baju, tudung kita…geli sungguh!

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Ini rupa seekor gamat (hitam) yang Pa ambil dan bawa ke tepi pantai.

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Habis berenang..lapar wei..makan dulu. Bekalan dari rumah. Nasi lauk rendang daging, homemade

Lepas makan, mandi lagi. Kali ni di kawasan pantai berpasir yang cetek. Sebab kaki dah luka, tangan dah luka kena karang. Cari tempat kanak2 pula untuk mandi. Sempat juga papi tanam badan montel ku dalam pasir pantai Songsong.

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Aku dalam pasir, nampak dagu jer…kena tutup semua la, aurat kan?

Tak terasa masa berlalu, Jam3.00, Remie dah warning suruh siap sedia untuk bertolak balik ke Jeti sungai Udang jam 3.30.

Kami sempat naik bot dan keliling pulau virgin yang tidak berpenghuni ini. Indah sungguh. Unik juga pulau ini sebab setiap pantainya berbeza-beza jenis, bentuk serta sekitaran. Ada pantai bergua batu-batu besar, ada pantai pasir halus landai, ada pantai penuh batu tajam2 warna merah, ada pantai hanya hutan dipenuhi species ular Kapak!

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Banyak ular kapak dalam hutan tebal Pulau Songsong ini. Itu cerita Remie la…Selama kami di sini tak ada pula jumpa sebarang jenis ular.

Puncak pulau ini adalah tempat sarang helang, original red hawk! Rezeki kami sempat tengok helang keluar dan masuk sarang petang tersebut.

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Puncak pulau Songsong, tempat sarang helang Merah.

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Mengelilingi pulau dengan bot, sebelum pulang ke tanah besar.

 

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Kawasan pulau yang bergua.

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Kawasan pulau yang berbatu merah. Sini dah boleh mula snorkeling

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Pantai ini berbeza dengan pantai berpasir.

Tiba masa pulang, kami tengok diri masing-masing. Ha..ha..ha..semua orang sudah bertambah 30% kehitamannya! Nada dan Iman paling ketara. Apa nak kata, mandi dan berjemur sampai lupa diri. But, kami enjoy trip ini. Pulang nyanyi-nyani lagi dalam bot.

Betullah, hilang 50% stress!

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Dalam bot, perjalanan pulang dari Pulau Songsong ke jeti Sungai Udang, dengan semua orang jadi 30% tan

 

Sampai di Jeti, kami mandi dan bersihkan badan di masjid tempat kami parking kereta. Then solat jamak Zohor dan Asar. Remie kemudian belanja pula kami makan mee udang di gerai berdekatan. Rezeki lagi, Alhamdulillah.

On the way home, sempat lagi pi shopping kat Aloq Staq…Maka yang manakah di antara nikmat Tuhan yang dapat kita dustakan?

 

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PECIPTA 2017

Grabbing another gold award at PECIPTA 2017

Date: 7-9 October, 2017

Venue: Stadium Tertutup Kompleks Sukan Negeri Gong Badak, Kuala Terengganu

It’s a long story. Too many things happen. Obstacles, hard work, sleepless nights, sacrifices…you name it. It is all began when Dr Mustafa and me decided to join PECIPTA this year (an event organised by the Ministry of Higher Education). We know that we do not have enough time but we put our neck on the slate. That is why Dr Mustafa has to work during his holiday in Denmark, and I have no weekends whatsoever.

Alhamdulillah. It was worth the effort. Again, this year we manage to bag another gold medal for UUM. UUM sent 12 teams including mine. I am glad that all of us manage to get awards this time. Nobody came back empty handed. The full result is as below.

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All 12 UUM teams grabbed their awards in PECIPTA 2017

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All of us, UUM team.

So, what was our (Dr Mustafa and me) product? this time it has nothing to do with dyslexia. This time we put up Comiculture© – a digital graphic novel (DGN) maker.
Comiculture© consists of two applications namely the Comiculture© studio and Comiculture© player. The product was developed based on a DGN model of an explanatory type. Taking into account the users’ cognitive processes this model were examined and analyzed to extract variables that can explain DGN semantics.  The model has three major components namely visual narratives, storytelling and interaction design. The visual narrative comprehends the meanings of sequential images characterized by order and timing delivered in the storytelling strategized by graphic narrative and graphic text (V à S Λ E). The graphic narrative consists of images, content and print texts in the knowledge base. The interaction design component based on dual pathways model, is added to the premise to include the interactivity, user control, and media enrichment (audio, sound effect, music) based on users’ preferences. This premise of the model serves as one of the principle instruments of modern science, with specific contribution to the development of usable DGN which are materialised through Comiculture© studio and player. The premise i.e. V à S Λ E contains rational attributes to be used as a foundation for Comiculture© design and development. The aim of Comiculture© itself is to enable complex contents be delivered in an easier, appealing context-based storytelling strategy.
In the news, here is how it goes:
COMICULTURE JADIKAN PEMBELAJARAN PELAJAR LEBIH MUDAH DAN MENARIK
UUM ONLINE: Bahan ilmiah yang sukar difahami dan tidak menarik telah memberikan idea kepada penyelidik, Prof Dr Zulikha Jamaludin dan Dr Mustafa Muwafak Alobaedy dari Pusat Pengajian Pengkomputeran (SoC) untuk menghasilkan novel grafik digital (DGN), Comiculture: A Digital Comic for Culture Aware Education.
Menurut Prof Dr Zulikha, Comiculture merupakan novel grafik digital mengandungi dua aplikasi iaitu studio dan pemain Comiculture yang dibangunkan berdasarkan model DGN jenis penerangan. Katanya, idea untuk menghasilkan Comiculture: A Digital Comic for Culture Aware Education tercetus pada 2015 apabila mendapati kebanyakan bahan akademik seperti nota kuliah, tesis dan buku teks agak kompleks dan tidak menarik perhatian pelajar khususnya untuk memahami isi kandungannya.
“Sehubungan itu, saya dan rakan penyelidik cuba mencari penyelesaiannya agar bahan akademik itu mampu difahami dan menjadi lebih menarik kepada pelajar untuk membaca.
“Tambahan pula, salah satu matlamat interaksi manusia dan komputer adalah untuk mendapatkan saluran penyampaian maklumat yang lebih berkesan dan dari situ, saya mendapat idea untuk terjemahkan bahan akademik yang kompleks ke dalam bentuk novel grafik digital atau komik,” ujarnya. Prof Dr Zulikha berkata, dengan mengambil kira proses kognitif pengguna, model ini diperiksa dan dianalisis untuk mengekstrak pembolehubah yang dapat menjelaskan semantik DGN.
Menurutnya, model ini mempunyai tiga komponen utama iaitu visual naratif, reka bentuk bercerita dan reka bentuk interaksi yang berfungsi sebagai salah satu instrumen utama untuk pengembangan DGN yang dapat digunakan melalui studio dan pemain Comiculture.
Tambah beliau, pengguna hanya perlu memasang perisian studio Comiculture untuk menghasilkan komik sendiri, seterusnya memainkannya dalam pemain Comiculture.
“Tujuan Comiculture itu sendiri adalah untuk membolehkan kandungan kompleks dapat disampaikan dalam strategi bercerita berdasarkan konteks yang lebih mudah dan menarik “Comiculture: A Digital Comic for Culture Aware Education telah merangkul pingat emas di Persidangan dan Ekspo Ciptaan Institusi Pengajian Tinggi Antarabangsa (Pecipta) 2017,” katanya. Tambah beliau, ciptaan tersebut sudah berjaya dijual di Pecipta baru-baru ini dan beliau masih berusaha untuk mempromosikan hasil inovasi berkenaan untuk kegunaan orang ramai.
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Dr Nurulwahida (representing her team) and me (representing my team) with our gold medals.

ICIT@Zaytoonah University

ICIT@Zaytoonah University

Event: The 8th international conference on information technology (visit http://icit.zuj.edu.jo/icit17/default.aspx)

Date: May 16-21, 2017

I made a mistake by choosing XXX airline. I flew from AOR to KUL, transit for 4-5 hours, then from KUL to Jeddah, transit for 11 hours!!!!! before flying from Jeddah to Jordan for another 2 hours. It was an exhaustive journey. I arrived feeling like ‘tapai basi’.

The above photos was taken when I was about to land at Queen Alia International Airport, South of Amman, Jordan.

The The hotel driver has already waited for me. Glad that I have an arrangement made prior to arriving. Or else I would be deadly exhausted searching for cab etc. What more – I do not have enough Jordanian Dinar for the fare.

The journey to Sadeen Amman Hotel & Suites was smooth. The driver spoke fluent English (he lived in Los Angeles for the past 20 years!). I arrived at the hotel about an hour later. the exact location of the hotel is Wasfi Al-Tal (Gardens) St. – Amman – Khalda – Opposite to Safway Khalda – Amman.

First agenda, had my shower, and second agenda SLEEP!!!!

Next day, ICIT at Zaytoonah University. The university’s bus took us from Sadeem Amman Hotel to Al Zaytoonah University as early as 8.00 am.

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Interesting opening and photo session. I have two mission this time. Presenting my paper on digital graphic novel and promoting Journal of ICT (JICT) of UUM.

Met new friends and lots of interesting people. Best of the best are their food. I love Jordanian food.

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I do not know their name, but they are yummylicious!

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Kunafa (Knafa), sweet, with a thick layer of cheese..fuyyoh! This is really my favorite.

After the conference I went to Osama’s house. Osama’s, wife Doa, and their two active children Yamen and Massa came to pick me up at the hotel. We went to the old market together. Shopping timem as usual. Bought some Joradanian spices, safflower, etc. Great time at their place. From Osama’s house I can see the Palestine border. I wanna write a few lines on this..but well, let me keep it just to myself–do not want to change the topic of ICIT.

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Happy family, from left- Osama, Massa, Doa, me and Doa’s mom.

We also visited Doa’s family – her mom and sisters. All in all, I enjoyed my stay. Thanks to Osama and family for making my trip a memorable one.

 

ICOCI 2017

Sama-Sama Hotel, ICOCI 2017

25-27 April 2017

It has been a while since I last wrote. Catching my breath for loads of office work and house work. ICOCI2017 was held in April, and only today I have a chance to write about it.

This year, International Conference on Computing and Informatics (ICOCI2017 – http://www.icoci.cms.net.my/icoci2017/) was organised at Sama-Sama Hotel, KLIA. As usual the School of Computing of UUM is the organiser. The work began right after ICOCI 2015…we have been working for the past 15 months for this event. Well, a good event needs planning, careful selection of papers, keynote speakers, a robust conference management system, ..etc..etc..

As a deputy chair and the ‘tekong’ for the papers selection, the works were, well towering! They sort of buried me under those piles of papers, meetings, emails,…urghhh you name it. But of course, the end result was more than beneficial. We had a 3-day happy, fruitful, joyous event where lots of new ‘networking’ has been established. We not only had a database of friends but a ‘touchbase’ of them!

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Last minute preparation..a day before the event. Seen in the pics are Azzah, Prof Ku, Dr Mazni, Dr Liza, Dr Yani

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Just before the opening, participants are registering. Niza, Liza and Azzah in charged here.

The keynote speakers this time were Dr Mazlan of Favoriot, En Nik Arif of Microsoft, Germain Thomas of Intelligent Home System and Dr Mohamed Moustafa Mahmoud (Dr3M) of Madinah Institute of Leadership and Entrepreneurship (MILE).

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He..he..I am always serious when it comes to leisure meeting like this. Seen in the picture are Dr 3M, Prof Ku Ruhana (the ICOCI Chair), and Arai (one of the invited speakers on Blockchain and Bitcoin)

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The real networking session! With Dr 3M, Germain Thomas, Prof Ku & Arai’s wife.

This year, we managed to compile more than one hundred quality papers, after higher rejection rate compared to ICOCI 2015. We are happy for the selected papers and more than happy to receive our participants from many parts of the world.

 

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Indeed, these are serious participants!

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The Q&A session, as usual, is always interesting.

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I was the chair for this presentation session. Delivering the participation certificate to Associate Professor Dr Wan Fatimah

Presenting papers is important, but what is more important than that during an academic event like this? Networking! I believed ICOCI has managed to achieve this. I saw participants from different countries mingled with each other –of course in a positive way 🙂

 

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This is an evidence on how attractive ICOCI is. With sling support on his hand – he makes sure that he can benefit from this event.

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A serious academic event also has a slot for ‘hanging-around’ and santai-santai…Seen in the picture-Dr Haslina and Dr Fauziah

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An abundance of drink..food…

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Presenting the certificate to one of the keynote speaker – Germain Thomas. Also seen in the picture are Dr Nurharyani and Dr Mazni.

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With Professor Kuwae. On my right is Dr Mazni.

And guess what, Sama-Sama Hotel served really delicious food of various kind. From mee mamak to oysters, from smoked salmon to cucuq udang..you name it. Well, of course, my fav has always been smoked salmon and salad…

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Food!

We had a lot of fun. As a member of an ever hard working team, I feel blessed that we managed to go through thick and thin of the many challenges in making this event a successful one. In the photo below are the members. Eleven of us (Mr Kama is not in the photo, he was shooting this photo for us) altogether.

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A great team – from left Dr Nooraini, Dr Norliza, Dr Nurharyani, me, Azzah, Prof Ku Ruhana, and Aniza. In the midle is Dr Mazni and the two guys from left are Dr Syamsul and Chareen.

Stressed? Ha..ha..I must be joking if I say there was none. In fact a lot of stressful moments we went through. It was worthy. We had fun though there are time where we had to swallow our own tears.

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We enjoyed every moment working together

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Me and Chareen. Cheria sentiasa!

Two weeks after the event, we have had our post mortem meeting – analysing all the hiccups, planning for future improvements etc. The best thing is that it was done at Bistro EDC. Hmm…you can guess what the main attraction is. Food and more food again! Ya la..nama pun buat kat Bistro..tak kan kerja saja kan?

 

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Our post mortem meeting – actually celebrating the success of ICOCI2017. Bravo to all! (Everybody was here except Mr Kama)

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Persiapan untuk buku seterusnya

Melukis boleh bantu anak-anak disleksia dan anak-anak yang bermasalah  pembelajaran yang lain. Saya mula mengumpul ilustrasi satu demi satu untuk saya kompil dalam buku yang akan datang. Sila tunggu ya?

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Ini salah satu ilustrasi untuk anak-anak disleksia yang saya lukis semasa mengikut kursus bersama ustaz Khairul  di Shah Alam, Januari 2017 yang lepas.

Gold at PERINTIS

MINDS and GOLD awards at PERINTIS2016

(yes, I am showing-off here..^^^)

Date: 16 November, 2016

Venue: Dewan Seri Sarjana UNITEN Selangor

 

15th November, I carried the robot from Sintok to KL Sentral, then took a cab to RnR hotel, UNITEN. Travelling from 7.30 am, reaching the hotel at about 3.00pm, all the way I carried the BacaBot robot, purposely for the event at PERINTIS. The robot indeed is heavy, but on top of that, it is also fragile! Alhamdulillah, Safinar’s sister gave a hand from KL sentral to UNITEN.

It has been quite a while since I last took part in such a competition. This time UUM brought 2 products. BacaBot (with Dr Jaja, Dr Mustafa & Dr Azizi) and Write-rite (with Safinar). I actually have another product with UTP, Autism Social Aid (with Iman, Dr Wan Fatimah, & Dr Sobri). We were told that the judging process should begin at 9.00. Well, seems like the judges were so eager – I was barged by them at 8.40!! With setting up half done, table ‘berterabor’, I just have to go with it. Alhmdulillah, BacaBot works well.

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Back-end of BacaBot

The results were announced during dinner the same day. Guess what? BacaBot grabbed 2 awards – Gold and MINDS special award (MINDS= Malaysian Inventors and Design Society). Write-rite got Silver medal, Autism apps got Gold. We brought 3 products, we grabbed 4 awards. how cool is that?

The achievement has attracted Bernama and Metro. So there we go. in three newspapers! he..he..

BacaBot appeared in METRO

BacaBot appeared in METRO (2 Dec 2016)

 

In Berita Harian

In Berita Harian (5 Dec 2016)

 

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Bernama, 5 Dec 2016

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1. The medals. 2. Dato Leo Moggie visited our booth. 3. Awards giving.

The UUM online news goes like this:

UUM ONLINE: Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) clinched a gold medal at the Research Invention and Innovation Competition for Private Institutions of Higher Learning, Malaysia 2016 (PERINTIS 2016), held at the Seri Sarjana Hall, Universiti Tenaga Nasional (Uniten), Putrajaya Campus, recently.

UUM was represented by a team of researchers from the School of Computing (SOC). The team, led by Prof. Dr. Zulikha Jamaludin, included Dr. Husniza Husni, Dr. Mustafa Alobaedy, and Dr. Azizi Aziz.

“The intense competition was quite thrilling since other universities had entered quite a number of products while we had taken along only three products, namely, Bacabot, Write-Rite, and Autism Social Aid. Thankfully, all three products caught the attention of the jury and each one managed to secure an award each,” she said.

It was double the joy for the team when Bacabot received the Special Award from the Malaysian Invention and Design Society (MINDS). This award is only presented to recipients chosen from amongst the gold medallists.

According to her, Bacabot is an application devised to help children (both normal and dyslexic children) to read accurately, enhance their ability to count, and learn Malay, English, and mathematics in a way that can be adapted to the level and needs of their ability.

She explained that one of the elements that had won the jury over was the fact that its efficacy was result proven through a trial which, when carried out on school children, showed encouraging results.

“We use robots to attract the interest of the students to learn in an easier way. They can choose to use the robot, laptop, or tablet (multiplatform).

“What is unique about this application is that it is very flexible. Its database can be accessed and adapted by teachers and parents by way of updating data and adding new data, sentences, and phrases. Apart from this, it has features which will help students to read, listen, and even record their answers,” she elaborated.

She added that the idea came about after a research that was carried out in 2007 to produce a framework to help students. This, she said, later led to the development of several prototypes, namely, BacaMax, ARBaca, Mybaca, and BacaDisleksia, which were continually improved upon from time to time.

Meanwhile, Prof. Dr. Zulaikha won another gold medal for her product called Autism Social Aid, a joint initiative with researchers from Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP).

The product called Write-rite, developed with Safinar Rahim, succeeded in claiming the bronze medal. The prizes were presented by the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau.

The competition, organised by the Malaysian Invention and Design Society (MINDS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) and the Ministry of Higher Education, provides the best platform for researchers to showcase their scientific and technological inventions to draw the attention of manufacturers, inventors, and companies.”

can also be found at http://www.uum.edu.my/index.php/en/uum-news/3834-bacabot-clinches-gold-at-perintis-2016

CONTACT ME IF YOU WANT TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE APPS

btw,

BacaBot is a windows-based apps

Write-rite and Autism Social Aid are android-based apps

 

My green campus

Universiti Utara Malaysia- My green campus, loved by all!

Sept 2016
Location: Around the UUM Sintok campus

I have been working in my office for ages. I went out for official duties now and then. I forgot to ‘see’ my surroundings, my environment, my campus that I walked in and out every day. What an ignorant me!

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Iman, Nada and me – look at the grass, the trees, the branches..!

One beautiful sunny day, I looked out of my window and wow, I said to myself. What a beautiful campus I lived in. The green view from every angle, the nice warm weather. How could I miss all these? For a moment I have no other feeling, just admiration. “Terpana” by the beauty that surrounded me.

That weekend (of course I have to look for a quiet day, i.e. Saturday), I asked my husband and children to join me for a walk – just to get ourselves near to the green of the campus. I saw the sun climbed on the sky where its light made the green grass (some are still wet from the morning dew). We walked towards the treeline…mesmerising! Now I realised what I have actually missed while working in front of my machine day in. day out.

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Kak As, me and Iman – enjoying the walk. See the path? the treeline?

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The building where my office is located – it has stunning architectural feat –let’s consider my office as a tropical paradise in the green forest.

We pass through a beautiful (or two/three) lake that glimmer in the light of dawn. (Actually I don’t even know whether it’s a lake or a river – sigh). We can see the silver skyline in the reflection. Ha…ha… I am being so melancholic, I guess. But truly, with this lake and the green grass that actually carpeted the whole UUM ground, I think there was Feng-Shui perfection to the scene.

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The image is captured from the lake side. Eh, where is the lake view??

We also ventured into the hillside and slopping pathway track to a garden. Of course we can hear the chattering of the birds in the green trees. On top of birds – we saw monkeys as well. These complete UUM as a ‘university in the green forest’.

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We have fun climbing trees, going after the monkeys ha…ha…ha…!

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the tree, can be a resting place.

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Me and him…

To us, it was truly amazing to witness such a natural scenery. I have been here for more than 20 years and only today I make the time to actually witness what I have around me – such a beautiful place where for some it is only possible in their dream.

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Words are not needed to explain this.

I have no words that suffice to describe the beauty of this nature. I am not exaggerating – You have to come and see it for yourself to believe. You will feel like you are visiting a fairy land.

SubhanAllah.