MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT
SIA has embarked an extraordinary journey and history full of colours. The institute stared out in the year 1990 as an art training academy with only few students. Throughout years of dedication, teamwork and resilience we transformed into the only Arts and Design college in Sabah and East Malaysia. After 28 years we are proud to announce we are not only leading Malaysian Art and Design college with collaboration with colleges and universities spanning the globe from China to USA. As a testimony to our international standing, SIA has been offed by Yan Pei College of Art, Shanghai and Disneyland, Shanghai to train local and international students to become world class graphic artists for Disneyland Shanghai. This is an outstanding achievement not only for SIA but also Sabah and Malaysia.
SIA is now embarking on the next phase of our journey towards education excellence. We are proud to announce we have applied to the Ministry of Education to offer SIA Bachelor degrees in Graphic Art, Interior Design, Fashion Design, Multimedia and Music Education. We will also be offering postgraduate Master Programmes in collaboration with University Malaysia Sarawak and selected prestigious universities from China.
A big heartfelt THANK YOU to all for the continuous support throughout these wonderful 28 years and it is my humble wish that SIA continue to be ever success in its future endeavours to achieve academic excellence and helping our future generation to achieve their academic and professional goals.
Prof. Dato' Dr Wilson Yong Tung Yung, JP
Sabah Institute of Art
01 Zhongma Consultancy Sdn.Bhd. (830851-M) - Executive
02 World Surname Cultural Research Federation - Vice President
03 International Council of Innovation and Designers Federation - Vice President
04 Malaysia - China Business Council - Invited Member
05 ASEAN Retail - Chains & Franchise Federation - East Malaysia (Sabah) Chairman
06 Asia Pacific International Top Excellence Brand Council - Advisory Board Chairman
07 Yong Malaysians Movement (YMM) - Advisor
08 KK FooChow Association - Advisor
09 Taylor's University - Advisor in China
10 Open University Malaysia (OUM) - Collaboration Partner in China
11 Asia e University - Collaboration Partner in China
12 Tshing Hua University (School of Arts) - Visiting Professor.
13 Jiao Tong University Shanghai (School of Media & Design) - Visiting Professor
14 Chongqing University of Arts and Sciences (School of Arts & Design) - Visiting Professor.
15 Sabah Private Colleges Association - Deputy Finance
16 Sabah Yang Clan Association - Chairman
17 Sabah Maritime Silk Route Research Society - Deputy President
01 First Artist's Painting's Depicted on National Stamps the People's Republic of China. (2015)
02 "Fellow" of Royal Institute of Artists, Singapore in 2014
03 Appointed the Justice of the Peach (JP) by TYT Tun Datuk Seri Panglima HJ. Ahmadshad Abdullah. by State Sabah.
04 E-Entrepreneur Excellence Award for Asia Pacific 2003
05 21st Century Art Education Award 2002 by Adult Education Association, China.
06 Negeri Sembilan Award Datoship "DSNS" Darjah Dato' Setia Negeri Sembilan by Paduka Seri Tuanku Yang Di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus.
07 Malaysia Best Award for Youth in Ink Painting.
08 Sate Award "ADK" AHLI DARJAH KINABALU" by Tuan Yang Terutama Yang Di-Pertua Negeri, Tun Datuk Seri Panglima HJ. Sakaran Bin Dandai.
09 The Outstanding Young Malaysian Award 1999 in Cultural Category.
10 Overseas Chinese Outstanding Art Educationist Award 1999.
11 State Award "ASDK"AHLI SETIA DARJAH KINABALU by State Governor of Sabah.
12 The Title of "Professor" from Inter-American University (IAU)
13 Appointed a qualified menber of Board of Professors for InterAmerican University Conferred "Professorship"