Sarikei Sekolah Tinggi, 2007
Sekolah Tinggi has progressed significantly since its humble beginning as Hua Chiew 华侨 Middle School in 1936. The wooden buildings has been replaced by three-storey concrete blocks. Landscaped gardens greet you as you enter the school gantry. Pavilions for resting are next to the open air basketball court.
The founders negotiated the merger of Su Kwong Chinese Junior Middle School and Su Lu Chinese Junior Middle School to form Hua Chiew 华侨 Middle School in 1936. 华侨 means overseas Chinese. In 1938, the first classes of Hua Chiew 华侨 Middle School started on the premises of Su Kwong School. Meanwhile the Board of School Management searched for suitable land to build the new school.
Chieng Ke Chiong offered to sell his plot of land at third mile (5km) Repok Road at a very good price. The Board of Management travelled to the towns and villages of the Rejang (Rajang) River to raise funds. MYR$6000 was raised to complete the building of a wooden building in 1939 for three classes, offices and boarding house. 1939 (not 1936) is the year you see embossed on the gantry of the current location of the school.
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