by Dr John TING – talk hosted by SHS and FoSM
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Sarawak has a rich legacy of timber shophouses from the 1850s onwards that have survived. Timber was used due to the lack of brick in the outstations. It also illustrates the 19th century Sarawak Government’s approach to governance, development and adaptation to the outstation bazaars. The talk will compare the architectural development of outstation timber shophouses and their masonry cousins in Kuching, in the context of Southeast Asia history of shophouse architecture and construction.
Dr John Ting is an architect, researcher and educator, teaching in the architecture program at the University of Canberra. His present research investigates Sarawak’s architectural history, the vernacular architecture of Malaysia, and mobile and prefabricated timber buildings in 19th century colonial Southeast Asia and Australia. He is the author of “The History of Architecture in Sarawak before Malaysia” published in 2018.