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posted on: 07-Aug-2013

The Wooden Fort
On the 17th of July 2013, I was one of 18 participants which comprised facilitating teachers and local school children attending a site visit to Fort Alice, Sri Aman. The visit was conducted by Mike Boon and coordinated by Mr. Goh Kaw Sze. The aim of the visit was to give the school children a chance to see the structural core of the Fort before it was to be taken down completely.

Malay “Tomb”
The day’s events started with the mandatory safety briefing. We were each handed a hard hat and instructed to always keep in the designated zone clearly marked by security tapes. Then, we were brought to a freshly dug-up site at the front of the Fort and introduced to En. Mohd. Sherman, Curator from Jabatan Muzium Sarawak (JMS).

Dismantling Process
We were then given a brief induction into the Fort’s dismantling process by Conservators-on-site Mr. Eng Chee Kuan and Mr. Ooi Zhen Ning (both young graduates from Penang). They explained that during dismantling, every detail has to be recorded through sketches, drawings, photographs and videos so the Fort can be reassembled in the same manner.

Timber
Having learnt how the Fort is held up, we moved on to the shed at the rear of the building to discover what she was made of, which was primarily timber. Over the years, normal hardwood (now suffering from wet rot and termites) had been added on during maintenance works and the tour turned interactive as Local Carpenter Mr. Ting Nik Sing and Ar. Mike Boon tasked us with a series of tests utilizing our five senses to differentiate between belian and other hardwoods.

posted on: 22-Jul-2013

This year, PAM bestowed a total of 22 awards from 14 categories, selected from 182 entries throughout the country.

This year, 3 entries from Sarawak won prizes thus prolonging our run of winning PAM Awards since 2006.

This year, instead of focusing solely on the winners – we decided to turn the spotlight on the 16 entries from Sarawak – to congratulate them on their efforts and to encourage other Sarawakian architects to participate in showcasing their work.

Well done, guys – keep up the good work!

posted on: 19-Jul-2013

PAMSC Workshop with UPM In March, PAMSC conducted another design workshop with Universiti Putra Malaysia; this is the second such workshop – this time with 24 Fourth Year students. The workshop was conducted by Ar. Chai Si Yong, Tay Tze Yong and Ar. Wong Siew Ling with UPM Puan Kalsom Mohd as coordinators. The students […]

posted on: 18-Jul-2013

After much anticipation, the Sarawak Government funded project to conserve Fort Alice for Adaptive Re-use as a local Heritage Museum, is scheduled to commence works on 28th May 2013. The project is implemented by JKR Sarawak. Jabatan Muzium Sarawak will be responsible to set up the local Heritage Museum with input from the Conservation Architect […]

posted on: 27-Dec-2011

Don’t forget to register for the Jean Nouvel Movie Nite on the 5th of January.

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