PAM Sabah Chapter has just successfully held the historical event entitled “Celebrating 50 years of Architecture in Sabah” on 17.l.14 at the Magellan Sutera Resort.
The Guest of Honor was Deputy Chief Minister cum Infrastructure Development Minister, Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Joseph Pairin Kitingan, representing the Chief Minister, YAB Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Haji Aman.
Two other ex-Chief Ministers were present and they were YBHG Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Bernard Dompok and YBHG Datuk Seri Panglima Yong Teck Lee.
PAM Council President, Ar. Chan Seong Aun, Northern Chapter Chairman, Ar. Parama Nathan and Sarawak Chapter, Ar. Stephen Liew were also present to witness the auspicious occasion.
The Chief Minister’s speech was read out by Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Pairin Kitingan and he called architects in Sabah to incorporate values of the State’s eco wonders, which it is already known globally for, in their respective designs and advised to keep up with global architecture trends.
The programs include highlighting the chronology development of Sabah over the past 50 years; presenting “Certificate of Recognition” to the ex-CMs, senior architects and the talented graduate architects.
Ar. Abdul Aziz Mahfar
Ar. Cheng Yu Chung
Ar. Chin Yin Tet, Peter
Ar. Datuk Yong Kain Chung
Ar. Kwan Shing Chiong, David
Ar. Lawrence Chin Kok Lum
Ar. Lee Jen Lim, Arthur
Ar. Lu Chen Yin
Ar. Ng Kim Kang, David
Ar. Tan Haw Bin
Ar. Tsen Ken Fah
Ar. Wong Hon Ling
Ar. Wong Kon Yu, Victor
Ar. Wong Yit Sing, Francis
Talented Graduate Architects
Mr. Allen Solomon Chong
Mr. Cheong Kok Ann
Mr. Ho Fui Ken Adrian Dominic
Ms. Hong Yi
Ms. Mak Thur Pei
Mr. Richard Nelson Sokial
The grand evening was graced by YAB. Datuk Seri Musa Hj. Aman, the Chief Minister of Sabah. Added to the list of distinguished guests are PAM President, Ar. Chan Seong Aun with his Deputy President, Vice President, Immediate Past President, Past Council Presidents and PAM Council members; President/Chairman of Professional Bodies and Heads of Government Departments.
The Theme of the Annual Dinner was “Retro”, traditional picked up by alphabetical order. What better word for alphabet “R” than “Retro”. Therefore all backstage deco, photo booth, and banquet hall were designed and set in “Retro” mood.
The event began with the speeches by the Past Chairman Ar. Lo Su Yin and the newly installed PAM Sabah Chapter Chairman Ar. Victor Wong and the introduction of his 2013-2014 office bearers and committee members. The formal part ended with the speeches by PAM President Ar. Chan Seong Ann and the Guest of Honor, YAB. Datuk Seri Musa Hj. Aman. As for the entertainment, dances and songs were all tailored to the swing and beats of the 70s and 80s.
The dinner ended with the highlights of the evening, namely the Lucky Draws. It was an entertaining and fun filled evening dinner shared with fellow architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, suppliers and all players in the construction and building industry!
View here: Annual-dinner-2013 Photos
Ar. Noreen Ooi
The theme was “Marine City” which was overwhelming response with more than 50 entries comprising of more than 200 students from 8 schools around KK. Students of SM St Michael Penampang emerged champion again. The champion winners, Team SMSM 1 walked away with certificates and cash prizes RM 1,500 also had their names engraved onto Colourcoil Challenge Cup Trophy.
1st runner up was Team Cereal Killers from S.M. Shan Tao and 2nd runner up went to the Rendy The Builder group from SM Lok Yuk, Likas. The Colourcoil Special mention prize goes to Poseidon group from Sabah Tshung Tsin Secondary School.
Colourcoil Industries, Sabah based pioneer manufacturer of High Performance pre-painted steel as the main sponsor had been proudly sponsoring this event ever since it first started in 2003. Commercial Manager, Mr Peter Wong said, “we are delighted to be involved with PAM Sabah Chapter in this exciting event which we believe augurs well with our vision of creativity by nurturing creative minds and talents as we ourselves are always coming out with new and exciting colour systems every year to give more choices to the building industry”. Colourcoil also gave away a total of five consolations which goes to The Edible group from SM Lok Yuk Likas, The Big Five group from Sabah Tshung Tsin Secondary School, Smokin Aces from SM All Saints, SMSM 4 group from SM St. Michael Penampang and lastly to Epedipibepel group from SMK Bahang Penampang .
This year by far, was the greatest number of participants with a total of 50 entries from various schools in Kota Kinabalu made this year’s participants increase more than 50% than last year.