Universitas Tanjungpura (Untan) in collaboration with the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) held a cultural heritage study workshop (heritage studies workshop) on 31 October to 3 November 2018. The Workshop participants were from the Kulliyyah Students of Architecture and Environmental Design (KAED) Faculti IIUM and Students of the Faculty of Engineering in Untan and Students of Muhammadiyah University of Surakarta.
In the workshop, the participants studied the structures and construction of traditional houses in Pontianak and Singkawang by visiting Kadariah Palace of the Sultanate of Pontianak, Sultan Abdurrahman Grand Mosque, Traditional Houses in the Kamboja Alley Pontianak, Batulayang Tombs of the Sultanate of Pontianak, Khatulistiwa Monument, Amantubillah Palace and Jami’atul Khair Mosque in the crater and Legacy of Colonial Buildings and Tjhia clan Houses.
Prof. Dr. Zainora Asmawi, Deputy Dean of Pasca Siswazah for Master and Doctoral Program of Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design (KAED) IIUM, said that the collaboration between Untan and IIUM in studying the heritage of buildings, culture, and history of each other went very well seeing many similarities between Indonesia and Malaysia.
Starting from the workshop activities between the Architecture Department in Untan with the IIUM and Muhammdiyah University Surakarta, the three universities continued their activities by holding meetings to develop cooperation with the Dean of Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Tanjungpura.
As a result of the meeting, the International Affairs Office of Untan conveyed an MoA draft between the two Faculties involved. The International Islamic University Malaysia offered a Letter of Intent instead of an MoA.