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The PAM Fellowship Golf 2010 has been held successfully on 23rd June at the Sabah Golf and Country Club. It was attended by 6 architects and 20 invitees.

Despite the rain which has been pouring practically every afternoon for the past two weeks or so, the weather was fine for the day and buggies were allowed into the course.

The Organising Chairman, Ar. Victor Wong took a new role as the camera man for the event, going round the course with his Canon and 100 to 400 mm telephoto lens, in search of the perfect swing. He was disappointed to find that the majority of the golfers were having swings like that of John Dally! A slide show was later presented before the prize presentation lunch.

The occasion saw the returning to golf of Mr. Philip Chin, who was working in Macau for a few years while another invitee golfer, Ir. Patrick Lau returned to join the fellowship golf after “disappearing” from the scene for quite a few years also!

Ar. Ho Jia Lit, the Chapter Chairman was present at lunch to grace the occasion and he later presented the prizes to all the winners in the invitees section.

The occasion also celebrated the successful election of Mr. Ng Loong Fah as the Captain of the Sabah Golf and Country Club in its AGM recently.  In return, Mr. Ng Loong Fah has kindly sponsored the lunch.

The Bull Eye was won by a lucky sole winner, Ir. Jimmy Liew and the prize money was presented by the Organzing Chairman, Ar. Victor Wong.

Mr. Ng Loong Fah presented the prizes to the winners in the Architect’s Section, Ar. Wong Hon Lin, Ar. David Kwan and Ar. Chin Yin Tet who won the first, second and third positions respectively.

The Chapter Chairman, Ar. Ho Jia Lit was at the prize presentation lunch to grace the occasion

Nippon Paint and the Sabah contigent

The Chapter Committee was honored to be invited to attend the Nippon Paint Gala Night 2010 on 14th May 2010 at the Sime Darby Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur. We joined many others from different parts of Malaysia converging into the convention centre for a special and memorable night hosted by Nippon Paint at the national level.

Led by the Chapter Chairman, the Committee witnessed the launch of the Total Green Solution by Nippon Paint where they introduced the Odour-less Air-Care product to the audience comprising of members from the building fraternity, traders, suppliers, industry partners, etc. The Chief Executive Officer proudly announced that this new product is the result of advance paint technology after intensive research. He believes Nippon Paint has the right product to meet the increasingly challenging global awareness towards green sustainability.

The Odour-less Air-care range of paint product has near Zero VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) as it is able to absorb formaldehyde and refreshes the air. It has anti-bacterial with superior wash ability characteristics. It is scrub resistance and produced an eggshell like finish for interior wall.

Nippon Paint Gala Night 2010

Nippon Paint has also pledged to contribute to the environment and capture the essence of Green Building Index by emphasizing on their Total Green Solution approach on paint choices and principals during the launch. Each guest at the Gala Night was given a port of plant to do our own small part to plant more trees to green our environment further.

For and on behalf of Chapter members, we would like to thank to Nippon Paint (Sabah) Sdn Bhd for bringing the Chapter Committee over and share a special launch with us. It has been a delightful night. One of us were joyful to win a 32 inch LCD television set during the lucky draw towards the end of the evening.

We wish Nippon Paint every success in their pursuit of Green ideology for the benefit of the environment and the inhabitants.

Congratulations to Nippon Paint once again.

Write-up by : Ar. Yong Ming Cheong
Picture by   : Ar. Victor Wong

A very good morning again and welcome to our IPDM-PAM “Interior Design Exhibition (id-x) 2010.

First of all, We would like to express our sincere thanks to our Guest of Honour Yang Berhormat Datuk Edward Yong, Assistant Minister of Local Government and Housing, who has graciously accepted our invitation to this id-x exhibition today. We are indeed honored to have your presence here today Datuk.

Our sincere thanks to Ar. Ronald Tang, our Organizing Chairman for today exhibition and his hard working committee members.

And also thank you to Yang Berusaha En. Mohd. Suhaimi, President of IPDM for coming all the way from Kuala Lumpur to support our local IPDM-PAM (id-x) exhibition today.

Thank you to all our supporters and exhibitors of IPDM and PAM Sabah and not forgetting our kind sponsors and the media too.

Distinguished guests, Datuk-Datuk, Datin-Datin, Ladies and Gentlemen:

Gone are the days when house buyers, corporate offices and retail shops owners are happy with just four walls and a roof over their head.  As Malaysia had progressed over the years, its Citizen are now more educated and well informed on what is available to them in the context of comfort in their built environment.

Today, the younger generations are more demanding for better quality design than their parents or Grandparents and it is timely for us Architects and Interior Designers as well as the specialist contractors to provide our enhanced services to meet this demands.

On another note:-

Everyone today is talking about climate change and going Green.  Yes, we all have a role to play in our daily lives to help reduce wastage of energy.  Interior Design is all about visual and physical comfort, especially inside our built environment eg. A home or office.

We all forgot and we took “Thermal” comfort for granted, we look a visual and physical comfort as a priority as Thermal comfort can be easily provided for by air-conditioning eg. Providing cold air in our hot environment and heating in other cold countries.

Going Green vide Interior Design can easily be achieved without much additional cost when both Architects and Interior Designer starts on a correct footing.

Correct orientation of windows and walls, with proper shading and ventilations can greatly reduce heat gain vide solar radiations in our hot humid environment. A typical roof system of a Malaysian Terrace House receives most of its solar heat gain from its roof.  This typical roof gain about 50% to 85% of the total solar radiation heat into this house.

Reducing solar heat gain through the roof with proper insulations should therefore be the main priority for keeping a house cooler for ‘Thermal Comfort’.  Temperature difference of up to 4 degree Celsius had been achieved between roofs with insulations to those without insulation (Rockwool insulation).

From this, one can see, a roof with proper ventilation and insulation will consume not only lesser electricity but will also be naturally cooler (up to 4 degree Celsius).

However, I would like to bring to the kind attention of our Honorable Asst. Minister Datuk Edward Yong and his Ministry, that unfortunately, insulations is a hidden item inside roof space and not all developers are prepare to provide for this due to additional cost of insulation when it cannot be seen by potential house purchasers.

So, on behalf of all future house buyers in Sabah, I would like to appeal to the Honorable Minister to kindly study and consider on how to make it a requirement for all future housing development, to be provided with a minimal 50mm thick insulation wool with double sided aluminum sisalation sheet to its roof space.

Knowing our Honorable Datuk and his Ministry, who has a long impeccable history of service to the building industries, who I am sure genuinely feels for the common man in the streets, would consider this reasonable appeal for the common good of everyone in Sabah. You will forever be remembered, for being brave enough to consider for the benefit of the future generation.

For that, I thank you once again Datuk for taking time off from your busy schedules to be with us today for our id-x 2010 exhibition.

Thank you.

Ar. Ho Jia Lit
Sabah Chapter Chairman 2009/10

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