PAMSC (Malaysian Institute of Architects), Sarawak Chapter and SHS Sarawak Heritage Society will run a heritage site visit to the Old Hokkien School on Saturday (22. Aug 2015), at 8.30am.

The Old Hokkien School, at the head of Jalan Tabuan, is now part of Chung Hua Primary School No.1.

“As early as 1912, the Hokkien community in Kuching had established a school to nurture its children. This school, originally known as Sarawak Free School and later on as Hokkien Free School, is the present Chung Hua Primary School No.1.”
Lam Chee Kheung, ‘Wee Kheng Chiang of Sarawak:Entrepreneur Extraordinaire’, Malaysian Journal of Chinese Studies, 2012, 1: 18-39, p.34


The visit will be conducted by Architect Mike Boon and will be followed by a presentation of the history of the building by Mr. Wong Kok Nyen (see bios below).

When: Saturday 22 August 2015,  8:30am – 12.00pm

Where : Old Hokkien School, Chung Hua Primary School No.1 (junction of Jalan Tabuan and Lorong Park Road), Kuching

Fee: PAM or SHS members: RM10 – Non-members: RM20

Capacity is limited, with priority to PAM/SHS members. To ensure a place please register before 17 August 2015 by email to  (Fee can be settled at the event).

bio Hokk sch visit speakers

Flyer/Registration form for site visit of old Hokkien School build.