Monday, June 30, 2008

Scenes - Sarikei State and Federal Office Complexes

Sarikei State Office Complex, circa 1979
Source: Sarawak in Pictures

At Jalan Bangunan Kerajaan (Government Buildings Road), the most prominent buildings are the Sarikei State and Federal Office Complexes (completed around 1979). They have the same look and feel as the Kuching State and Federal Office Complexes so they were likely designed by the same people.

Sarikei State Office Complex, 2006

Sarikei State Office Complex, 2007

I don't know about you but the only time I went there was to make and renew my identity cards...the previous 8-digit blue plastic IC and the current 12-digit myKad with a memory chip.

Sarikei State (left) & Federal (right) Office Complex, 2004
Find the satellite among the bushes.

Sarikei State Federal Complex, 2007
View from the back of the compound.

The State Office Complex is the first building fronting the the entrance while the Federal Office is the one behind the State Office Complex. These 2 mammoth buildings with no lifts were the tallest in Sarikei before the Payang Puri Hotel blocks at Berjaya Road were completed in 1982.

Sarikei State Federal Complex, 2007
View from Lake Gardens

Sarikei State Federal Complex, 2007
View from low cost housing area,
Back of Jalan Bangunan Kerajaan

Does anyone know stories about the Federal Office Complex? If not, maybe I will bump into you at the State Office Complex when the Malaysia identify card undergoes another change.


Daniel Yiek said...

Apologies for the delayed post. I was in Beijing on a business trip.

Anonymous said...

This place reminds me of a nearby playground & the long downhill slop at the exit (used to be closed) connecting to the bypass to Jalan Taiping.

Used to enjoy the "cheap" roller coaster downhill ride with my BMX. hahahaa ...


nelson said...

mykads and passports...

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