July 18, 2010

Hua Hing Kindergarten of Sungei Merah


This very old wooden building of Hua Hing Kindergarten in Sungei Merah will soon be demolished to make way for better buildings. Sited behind the central market in Sungei Merah it has educated many children. The teachers used to be Catholic nuns and ladies of the Catholic church.

The tall stilts which help raise the kindergarten above flood level was once considered an intelligent way to manage flooding in Sibu and Sungei Merah.

Now this kind of architecture is considered old style.

2 comments:

Ah Ngao said...

yep,floods area a norms at Sungei Merah.the overall topography is quite low lying i think so.no matter how the council widens out the drains,it still floods. Wah Kiew road also floods often and that's due to drainage.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Hi Ah Ngao
It has been raining in Sibu these few days...and the water level is quite high...

But there are more than five blocks of shop hosues going up in Sg. Merah now...there will be great changes.