7 November 2019 – About 30,000 small blocks and some books were designed and built for a domino chain reaction by the Undergraduate students of the Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB). The event was organised by The Centre for Communication, Teaching and Learning (CCTL) of UTB in collaboration with the Brunei Reading and Literacy Association (RELA) and The Brunei Book of Records at the Multipurpose Hall, UTB.
Present at the event as the Guest of Honour was Yang Mulia Awang Haji Ady Syarmin bin Hj Md Taib, Acting Vice-Chancellor of UTB. He officiated the event by initiating the domino chain reaction by toppling the first domino block. Also present at the event were UTB Principal Officers, lecturers, staff and students as well as representatives from RELA and The Brunei’s Book of Records.
Sixty-seven UTB students from the Faculty of Engineering, School of Design, and School of Computing and Informatics spent two days setting up the dominoes which took almost five minutes to be toppled completely. The students were led by Yang Mulia Dr. Malai Zeiti binti Sheikh Abdul Hamid, Chairperson of Domino Project 2019; also President of RELA; and Assistant Professor at CCTL. The dominoes were arranged interestingly in shapes of Brunei flag; logos of UTB, RELA and The Brunei Book of Records; spiral; tower; wall and pyramid.
This initiative was part of the students’ communication project for ‘Effective Communication‘ module in CCTL. It is also the first largest domino chain reaction ever set up in Brunei which is recorded in the Brunei Book of Records, a platform for Bruneians to showcase their unique abilities nationally and internationally.
The idea of this domino chain reaction is to develop the teamwork between the students which includes interactive, problem solving and communications skills throughout the journey in building the project.