Monday, August 17, 2009

Scenes - Sarikei High School (Sekolah Tinggi) 2007-2009

Sarikei Sekolah Tinggi, 2007
Source: STS portal


Sarikei Sekolah Tinggi, 200x
Source: Kenny Ngu


Sarikei Sekolah Tinggi, 2007
Source: nuarmat80


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 The wooden buildings has been replaced by three-storey concrete blocks.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.


Sarikei Sekolah Tinggi, 2008
Source: sts blog


Sarikei Sekolah Tinggi, 2008
Source: sts blog



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.


Sarikei Sekolah Tinggi, 2009
Year 1939 on the gantry
Source: Kenny Ngu


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.


Sarikei Sekolah Tinggi, 2009
Source: Kenny Ngu


Sarikei Sekolah Tinggi, 2009
Source: Kenny Ngu


Sarikei Sekolah Tinggi, 2009
Source: Kenny Ngu


Sarikei Sekolah Tinggi, 2009
Source: Kenny Ngu
Sarikei Sekolah Tinggi, 2009
Source: Kenny Ngu


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1 comment:

Daniel Yiek said...

I'm looking for Min Lik school history and pictures (old and new) to do a blog post. Pls email me at dyiek@hotmail.com

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