Sunday, September 1, 2013

Pioneer camp - 1984

Pioneer Camp - 1984 (center of picture)
The camp was taken over by BDA from Kellogg company and used temporarily as quarters and for its staff while waiting the completion of its own permanent staff housing at Tg. Kidurong new township.
Note: The pyramid -shape white building is the " Dewan Suarah" - still under construction  and the Plants Sales Centre is seen at bottom right of the picture.


The former Pioneer camp site is now occupied by BDA's Local Authority section, and the BDA Maintenance Workshop.
Date taken : 30th August'13

When the first economic boom spearheaded Bintulu's growth into an industrial town starting in 1979 onwards, many facilities and amenities were greatly lacking.  The BDA (Bintulu Development Authority) was tasked to provide the social and physical infrastructural facilities for a growing town.  In the early years of administering the Bintulu growth region the BDA initial staff have to make do with many temporary arrangements like temporary office and housing accomodation.  One such facility was the Pioneer camp which acted as temporary accomodation for the BDA staff and a Maintenance Workshop.  Today the former site of the Pioneer Camp is occupied by BDA's Local Authority Division and Maintenance Division.