THE BTSISI’ AND THE SEA

September 7 → 10:00 am11:00 am

Robert Rendall Building, ICIT, Stromness

On the west of peninsular Malaysia, by the Strait of Malacca, is its richest and most developed state, Selangor. Among the 7 million people are an indigenous coastal group, the Btsisi’.

There are just 3,000 of them, sharing their coastal homeland with the largest port in the country, on an international waterway – and yet, says Dr Jarina Mohd Jani of Universiti Malaysia Terengganu who has been collaborating with them in research, they show considerable resilience in conserving their marine environment and their own culture and have lessons for us.

If you’d like to stay on afterwards, there will be Malaysian-style refreshments in the half-hour before the next talk.

The venue is the Lecture Theatre in the Robert Rendall Building at the Orkney Research and Innovation Campus. The building is on the site of the former primary school, with parking available at the old academy site nearby. Further details of the venue are in a site map online.

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