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On 14th January 2015, PAM Sabah Chapter CAEM Education Sub-committee had organized a “Graduates Get Together, Dialogue and Dinner Session” held in PAM Centre Kota Kinabalu where the participants consist of the Chapter Chairman Ar. Victor Wong, CAEM Education Committee Chairman Ar. Yong Ming Cheong, Past Chairman (2009-2010) Ar. Ho Jia Lit, Graduate Representative Mr. Eddie Tann and 20 Graduate Architects (member and non-member).

There were many issues have been discussed such as part 3 exam question and answer, assessment, accreditation and registration. One of the issues that have been brought by the graduates was the situation and condition happened last year during the Part 3 written examination. There have been many advises and suggestions given by the committees on how to tackle the issues on Part 3 examination in terms of study preparation, architectural practice experience, understanding on the examination questions and answering approaches, time management, writing ability and mental preparation. Most importantly, graduates must keep the enthusiasm in passing the Part 3 examination in order to become professional architects in future.

The dialogue was followed by the dinner with discussion between the Professional and Graduate Architects until 9 p.m.
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The talk was held on 21.1.15 at 6pm, PAM Sabah Chapter mini auditorium and attended by 30 graduate architects. The speakers are 3 graduate architects who are Mr. Irving Thien, Ms. Ng Shi Qi and Mr. Allen Solomon Chong. 1st topic presented by Mr. Irving Thien was the “Found Conditions: Design by Observation & Re-appropriation” where derived from his inspiration from the observation of local conditions of surrounding context. 2nd topic presented by Ms. Ng Shi Qi was the “Philanthropic Architecture” where derives from her interest in volumetric urbanism, variety of building types within a sensitive urban context and to develop her understanding of urban regeneration issues. In addition, she mentioned that the presentation represent an alternative way to enhance the well-being of humanity and the community and it shall begin with the places where most people live, understanding interrelationships and connection between human and non-human life. 3rd topic presented by Mr. Allen Solomon Chong was the “Drawing Parallels” where derives from his most awe-inspiring design themed subject, smidgen thought from a self-styled journeyman of the arts and random musings abound.
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PAM Sabah Chapter has successfully organized the first leg of its fellowship golf series at the Sabah Golf and Country Club on Saturday, 31st January 2015. The event entitled PAM/Modular Structure Fellowship Golf was sponsored by M/s Modular Structure Sdn Bhd and Mega- Q Sdn Bhd.

“The idea of the PAM Fellowship Golf was first mooted in the year 2000, and on the average 4 legs were organized yearly to promote fellowship among the architect, engineer, quantity surveyor, building product manufacturer and supplier, developer and contractor golfers” said Ar. Victor Wong, Chairman of PAM Sabah Chapter, in his welcoming note.

“We also encourage our PAM members to take up golf as a form of exercise, to keep healthy and fit. After all, the air is fresh and the sunlight, which assists to manufacture the important vitamin D in the body, is free” Wong further added.

Wong revealed that apart from the PAM Fellowship Golf where every participating golfer in the building industries are able to meet each other, there are at least two other venues where the institute provides opportunities for them to promote their respective products. One is the IPEX property exhibition which will be held at the Suria Shopping Complex, Kota Kinabalu from 7th – 10th May 2015, while the other is the conducting of product seminars and talks at the mini auditorium at the PAM Secretariat.

During the fellowship lunch, Mr. Francis Chong, Managing Director of Modular Structure Sdn Bhd and Mega-Q Sdn Bhd enlightened the participants with a video presentation on the manufacturing and application of the Pre-Engineered Buildings (PEB) structure and technology, a system to build high capacity, efficient and cost effective steel factories for speedy delivery.

There were 15 prizes for the Invitee Section, and the top five winners were first, Lawrence Wong, second, Michael Chee, third, Peter Wong, fourth, Patrick Lau and fifth, Tsau Chin Foh. The prizes were given away by the Chairman, Ar. Victor Wong.

There were 5 prizes for the Architects Section, and they were first, Ar. Tuan Haji Shahriman Abdullah, second, Ar. Robert Chin, third, Ar. Abu Husin Baba, forth, Ar. Chin Yin Tet and fifth, Ar. David Kwan. The prizes were given away by Mr. Francis Chong
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