–  2022-2024 session 


President:            Datin Rosemary WONG

Vice president:    Donna YONG Siaw Wah

Secretary:            Chung Sung Siong

Treasurer:            Chua Yaw Chiang

Committee members:

.                              William KHOO

.                              Michael Pengiran LIEW

.                              Yon SYAFNI Binti Samat

.                              Joy Natalie COTTER

.                              Traci Ann TAY                        


Immediate past Committee (7/11/2020 to 21/12/2022): 

President:         James YONG Shoon Loi
Vice President: Donna YONG Siaw Wah
Secretary:         Deborah Catherine DRIS
Treasurer:        Rosemarie WONG Lu Yi
Committee members:
.                         Arif ARABI
                          Angelina JONG Siew Phing
.                         Atta Idrawani Bin ZAINI (Dr)
.                         Michael Pengiran LIEW (co-opted 06/2022 to replace Eden Bong further to resignation)
.                         William KHOO Boo Chuan

Past Presidents:

(VIII)     2020 – 2022 : James S L Yong
(VI-VII) 2016 – 2020 : Dato Sri Robert Jacob Ridu (20/03/2016 – 07/11/2020)
       2014 – 2016
: Karen Shepherd (07/03/2014 – 20/03/2016)
(IV)       2012 – 2014 : Hong Boon Kheng (16/03/2012 – 07/03/2014)
(III)       2010 – 2012 : Joseph Ingai Gasing (05/03/2010 – 16/03/2012)
(II)        2008 – 2010 : Mike Boon Chee Khian (28/03/2008 – 05/03/2010)
(I)         2006 – 2008 : Datu Abang Janalak @Aloysius b. Abg Dris (12/08/2006 – 28/03/2008)


Rosemarie holds a 1st class BA(Hons) degree in Fashion (printed textiles) from St Martins College of Art & Design, London and a Diploma in Interior Design from Chelsea College of Art & Design, London. Professionally, Rosemarie is the Owner, Creative and Project Director of the Ranee Artisan Gallery, a retail platform supporting independent artisans, winner of 2015/2106 Sarawak Hornbill Tourism Award “Most Outstanding Cottage Industry” (Handicraft Outlet). She also works with various longhouse communities to develop handicrafts, and recently won 2018 World Crafts Council Award of Excellence for Handicrafts (South-East Asia Sub-Region) for a product titled “The Magic of Upcycling”. She is the owner and key designer of The Ranee Boutique Suites, a 24-room boutique hotel, and more recently restored a heritage icon, The Marian, now a 40-room Boutique Lodging House and The Granary Kitchen + Bar, a warehouse-style dining hall cum event space, Gold Award winner for Design Excellence, “Green Interior & Adaptive Re-Use” from Malaysian Institute of Interior Design (MIID REKA) Awards 2018. Her strong background in art and design coupled with a sound grasp of commercial realities is instrumental in the conceptualisation and management of the many creative projects.

Donna is a freelance exhibition developer for short-term exhibitions based in Kuching. She was trained as an Interior Designer at Raffles Design Institute in Singapore and has a passion for the local Culture and Heritage. She was part of the architectural team to restore and conserve the General Post Office building in 2012 during her tenure at Building Consult Integrated, Kuching. She also volunteered to work with various organisations, including the Jabatan Museum Sarawak (2016), Pustaka Negeri Sarawak (2016), and related NGOs.  “Our thoughts and emotions were never our own; we think in terms of languages and memories we did not invent, but given to us by our culture, heritage, and society. I believe our rich culture is what defines us as uniquely orang Sarawak.’

SECRETARY: Chung Sung Siong

TREASURER: Chua Yaw Chiang


Ar. William KHOO Boo Chuan
William Khoo Boo Chuan is a Penangite by birth and a Sarawakian by circumstance. He is a trained architect by profession, having graduated from the University of New South Wales, Sydney in 1989. Since his graduation, he had moved to Kuching for work and has since made Kuching his home for the last 30 years. He is happily married to Jacqueline Lam, also a Penangite and have 2 daughters, both of whom were born and bred Sarawakians.
William is the director of Kuching architectural firm Design Network Architects. (DNA). He has a keen interest with regards to the built heritage of Sarawak especially, Kuching and has been an active member of the Sarawakian fraternity of architects dealing with the development of Kuching urban township, even in Sibu and Miri. William has been actively involved albeit in the background, assisting SHS in previous years as advisor on issues related to urban planning, architecture and the built heritage.

Michael Pengiran LIEW Boon Boon

Yon SYAFNI Binti Samat

Joy Natalie COTTER

Traci Ann TAY

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