Wednesday, October 22, 2008

St. Michael's Institution, Ipoh (Part II)

Night view of St. Michael's Institution, IpohNight view of St. Michael's Institution, Ipoh

The present Gothic cathedral-looking St. Michael's Institution, Ipoh was designed and built during the era of Brother Vernier Augustus (1921-1926).

Brother Augustus is also credited with the designing of St. John's Institution, Kuala Lumpur, and the chapel of St. Francis' Institution, Malacca.

St. John's Institution, Kuala LumpurSt. John's Institution, Kuala Lumpur

Chapel of St. Francis' Institution, Malacca
Chapel of St. Francis' Institution, Malacca

Completed in 1923, the cost of this SMI was $200 000 (roughly RM7.5 million today) and it was paid mainly out of the Brothers' 60 years of savings.

Over the years, SMI went through series of expansion and today, with 177 meters long facade, SMI has one of the longest school frontages in Perak (and probably in Malaysia too).

SMI CafeteriaSMI Cafeteria

A Catholic high school in the Lasallian tradition, SMI has been one of the premier boy schools in the country which still advocates the philosophy of De La Salle.


Believe it or not...

While most Malaysian schools are practising streaming (allocation of class based on exam results aka number of As...sigh..) today, SMI never streams her students. All classes have equal number of good and average students.

SMI still believes in wholesome development and equality in God's creation.


Related post:

1. St. Michael's Institution, Ipoh (Part I).


reanaclaire said...

if u go to my blog, perhaps u can recognise the boy there.. do tell me when u do...

Anonymous said...

lol how I miss SMI. =)

KENfucius said...

I from a Lasallian school too...St.Francis Institution Melaka


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