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Media/Press Releases – Articles – Statements – Handouts

22 July 2022 – SHS Media Release – Announcement of talk by Ar. Lim Take Bane w

31 Oct 2021 –  The Values of 1950s-60s Buildings (web article)

11 Nov. 2020 – Taking Stock and Reflecting on SHS’s Position (web article)

08 Oct. 2020 – SHS View: The new Sarawak Heritage Ordinance 2019: Will it be a game changer? (web article)

03 Aug. 2020 – SHS Feedback notes on Tourism Master Plan Consultants’ Inception Reports (forwarded to the study consultants)

02 Aug. 2020 – Summary of the Sarawak Heritage Ordinance 2019 (SHS working document)

25 Jul. 2020 – SHS view: Works at Reservoir Park: Adequate Focus on Nature and Heritage Preservation? (web article)

01 Nov. 2019 – SARAWAK HERITAGE BILL 2019 – Review and Discussion : a SHS comments note forwarded to the Sarawak Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture,  on the Sarawak Heritage Bill, 2019 circulated for tabling at the November 2019 session of the Sarawak State legislative Assembly:

14 June 2019 – SHS notes-Brooke Dockyard Lab

13 March 2019 – SHS sharing session on Chinese Opera: handout (pdf 67Mb)

18 Nov. 2018  – SHS Media Release Old Kuching Railway Terminus

08 Nov. 2018 – SHS Media Release – Launch of Heritage Quest campaign

15 Dec. 2017 – SHS Media Release Meeting with Sarawak Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth & Sports

02 Dec. 2017 – Visit to Darul Maziah (Malay heritage house, Kuching) – handout

14 Nov. 2017 – SHS Position Paper (presented to Sarawak Chief Minister on 14 Nov. 2017)  –  KEY POINTS

20 Apr, 2017 – SHS e-statement on Bongkissam & Santubong extension

11 Oct. 2016 – SHS PR to Borneo Post in view of 2017 Government budget

01 Dec. 2015 SHS PR : ‘Waterfront Hotel is too much

17 May 2015 – SHS PR  – Tour guides workshop

23 Apr. 2015 – SHS-PAMSC PR on Forts

11 March 2015 – SHS PR on Fort Alice tree felling

June 2012 – SHS Newsletter editorial/article with statement on Gambier Street Mosque, Kuching

24 Apr. 2012 – SHS PR on Gambier Street Mosque, Kuching

Sept. 2011 – SHS Newsletter editorial with statement on cultural heritage policy and regulatory framework

Dec. 2010 – SHS Newsletter editorial with statement on the “renovation” of Chinese Pavilion (Museum Gardens) and demolition of old prison, Kuching

16 May 2008 – SHS PR  – AGM

09 Apr 2008 – SHS PR  – “Sarawakiana Talks”

SHS Newsletters

  • “SPOTLIGHT” (Members’Newsletter, 2020- ) 

– current issue : accessible to members on Members’ Pages
– past issues :

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SHS-Spotlight-Issue2-JanFebMar2021 w
SHS-Spotlight-Issue1-NovDec2020 w

  • MISC. HERITAGE NEWS(08/2015 to 07/2018) [pdf]*

Feb. to July 2018
Aug. 2017 to Jan. 2018
March to July 2017
Nov.2016 to Feb.2017
Aug.-Sept.-Oct. 2016
May-June-July 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
August to November 2015

* This series ran as a pilot project from August 2015 to July 2018. It relayed information published in mainstream media, with the aim to provide digests on the heritage scene, principally of Sarawak but also beyond Sarawak for information that may have bearings on Sarawak or that may be good ‘food for thought’. The format evolved slightly from one issue to the other to suit the reporting needs. As a result of limited readership and with the setting up of a WhatsApp SHS Community chat group, this  newsletter has been discontinued.

  • SHS Newsletters (2008-2012) [With the setting up of this website, the Newsletter series was discontinued.]

Full copies [pdf] : SHS Newsletter 6 (Oct’2011-June’2012) [6MB]       SHS Newsletter 5 (Jan’2011-Sept’2011) [5MB]       SHS Newsletter 4 (Mar’2010-Dec’2010) [11MB]       SHS Newsletter 3 (Jul’2009-Feb’2010) [11MB]      SHS Newsletter 2 (Oct’2008-Jun’2009) [9MB]       SHS Newsletter 1 (Mar’2008-Sept’2008) [38MB]

Articles [pdf] :

The Forts of Sarawak – A brief outline  (SHS Newsletter Oct.2011-June 2012, p.8)

A Narrative of the History of Lio Matu Fort  (SHS Newsletter Oct.2011-June 2012, p.9)

SHS site visit to Chan family mansion, Kuching – 9 June 2012  (SHS Newsletter Oct.2011-June 2012, pp. 4-5) [on the Chan mansion, see also “Houses that the Chan Clan built“, Borneo Post, 2 Oct. 2011]

Hoan Kee Huang Exhibition  (SHS Newsletter Oct’2011-June 2012 pp.2-3)

SHS Site Visit to Santubong Historical and Archaeological sites, 11 June 2011  (SHS Newsletter Jan’2011-Sept’2011, pp.4-7)

SHS visit to Brooke Dockyard – 12 Dec. 2010  (SHS Newsletter Mar’2010-Dec’2010, pp.6-7)

SHS visit to Quop Church – 4 Sept. 2010  (SHS Newsletter Mar’2010-Dec’2010, pp.4-5)

Site visits to Mt Serembu, Peninjau – 18 Apr. 2010  (SHS Newsletter Mar’2010-Dec’2010, p.8)

The Gardens of Kuching  (SHS Newsletter Mar’2010-Dec’2010, p.10)

Roadmap for Kuching to become a heritage city (SHS Newsletter March-Dec.2010, p.11)

Rebuilding 6 units of Gambier Str. shophouses, Kuching (SHS Newsletter July’2009-Feb’2010, p.5)

Photo competition and exhibition (SHS Newsletter Oct’2008-Jun’2009, p. 5)

Conservation of the Square Tower, Kuching (SHS Newsletter Oct’2008-Jun’2009, pp.6-7)


Kuching Heritage Trails: The Brooke Legacy – Self-guided tours brochure by SHS and Malaysian Institute of Architects, Sarawak Chapter (PAMSC), 2007, 28 pages (pdf, 3.3MB) (original version, out of print). [Note : items 16 (Old markets), 17 (First Sarawak museum exhibition building) and 18 (Banka building) of the brochure (pp.16-17) do not exist anymore.]

Working Papers

SHS working paper – Old Hokkien School, Kuching, v.16/01/2016

Projects Documentation

  • 2013-2014  “Reminiscing Forgotten Treasure… Simanggang” : FORT ALICE (Sri Aman) Community Engagement Project : Activities Records:

FA No.01-29/05/2013    FA No.02-17/07/2013     FA No.03-01/08/2013     FA No.04-14/08/2013    FA No.05-19/11/2013     FA No.06-18/12/2013     FA No.07-14/01/2014     FA No.08-28/03/2014     FA No.09-25/04/2014     FA No.10-26/05/2014     FA No.11- 31/08/2014      FA No.12-17/11/2014     FA No13-12/04/2015

  •  2009-2011 “Reminiscing Forgotten Treasure… Siniawan”  : SINIAWAN CULTURAL HERITAGE PROJECT

2009: “Reminiscing Forgotten Treasures… Siniawan” (1) (from SHS Newsletter Oct.2008-Jun.2009, p.8)

2010: “Reminiscing Forgotten Treasures… Siniawan” (2) (from SHS Newsletter July 2009-Feb.2010, p.5)

2010 : “Reminiscing Forgotten Treasures… Siniawan” (3) (from SHS Newsletter March 2010-Dec.2010, p.9)

2011 : “Reminiscing Forgotten Treasures… Siniawan” (4) (from SHS Newsletter Jan-Sept 2011, pp.8-11)

  • 2009 – (for the record) : SHS Project proposal to Conserve Old Markets on Gambier Street, Kuching : cover page report
2008 aerial of ex-old Gambier str. market buildings

2008 aerial of ex-old Gambier str. market buildings

Visual of SHS 2008 proposal for the conservation of Gambier street old markets.

Visual of SHS 2008 proposal for the conservation of Gambier street old markets.

Related press articles :

Pre-War Structures Can Be Saved’- Borneo Post, 13 Mar. 2009

‘SHS to Display Conservation Report’ Sunday Eastern Times, 15 Mar.2009

‘Public Invited to Visit Exhibition On Gambier Street Conservation’ Borneo Post 16 Mar 2009