Curriculum vitae

Lim Yong Long

32 Jalan Utama 32, Taman Mutiara Rini, 81300 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia.

Hand phone: +60178882901, Email:

Personal Details

Nationality: Malaysian

Place of Birth: Melaka

Academic Qualifications
Ph.D The University of Tokyo, 2009-2012
Thesis Title: The Rise and the Development of Leprosy Institutions in British Malaya from 1860-1957
Master of Architecture Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2005-2007
Thesis Title: The Development History of Public Walk-up Flats in Kuala Lumpur from 1957 to 1988
Bachelor of Architecture Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2002-2005


Working Experiences
Feb 2008 – present Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Senior Lecturer
2006 to 2008 Taylor’s University College
Research Executive/Tutor
2000 – 2002 AP Architects, Singapore
Project Coordinator
1998 – 2000 ADDP Architects, Singapore
Technical Assistant
1996 – 1998 RDC Architects, Johor Bahru
Intermediate Draughtsman
1994 – 1996 Ho & Partners Architects, Singapore


Professional Bodies, NGOs and Coalitions

ICOMOS, Japan Member, 2011 to 2014
ICOMOS. Malaysia Member, 2014 to present
Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia Graduate Members, 2012 to present
Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia Graduate Members, 2012 to present
Asian Vernacular Architecture Network Committee, 2012 to present


Field of Expertise

  • History and Cultural Heritage of Leprosy Institutions
  • Typology of Southeast Asian Vernacular Architecture
  • History of Public Housing and Modern Architecture in Kuala Lumpur
Statement of Relevant Experiences
Involvement in Built and Architectural Heritage Preservation Activities
2006 Pusat Kawalan Kusta Negara (PKKN), Sungai Buloh
Initiated and involved preservation activities of Pusat Kawalan Kusta Negara (PKKN), Sungai Buloh
2007 Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH)
Assisting KLSCAH committee to propose its building’s conservation plan and partly involved in its restoration process.
2008 Transnational Leprosy Cultural Landscape and Heritage Sites
Involved in linking important leprosaria in Transnational World Heritage sites initiated by Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation, Japan
2012 Kelantan Chinese Peranakan Stilt Houses along Kelantan’s River Banks
Actively involved in documenting and preserving Kelantan Chinese Peranakan Stilt Houses along Kelantan’s River Banks with the local community
Inventories, Documentations and Measured Drawings
2006 Pusat Kawalan Kusta Negara, Sungai Buloh
Five important buildings were selected for measured drawings under Badan Warisan’s Mubin Sheppard Memorial Prize Measured Drawings Grant
2007 Modern Architecture in Kuala Lumpur
Ten modern architecture buildings such as Masjid Negara, Museum Negara, Dewan Tunku Canselor, Bangunan Parlimen, etc have been documented. So far two monographs (Masjid Negara and Museum Negara) have been published
2009 Malay-Muslim Traditional Houses in Southern Thailand
An inventory was conducted with Cheng Shiu University (Taiwan) across six southern provinces of Thailand to search for the territory of Malay-Muslim traditional houses in southern Thailand.
2013 Banjar, Bugis and Javanese Traditional Houses in Johor
Involved in KALAM’s measured drawing program focusing on Banjar, Bugis and Javanese Traditional houses in Johor
 2013 Senai New Villages in Johor
Student-community participation village revitalization project in Senai New Village Johor
2012 – ongoing Traditional Houses in Timor Island (West Timor, Indonesia and East Timor)
The preliminary inventories were conducted in 2012 and 2014 with Cheng Shiu University (Taiwan) under the National Science Fund
2012 – ongoing East Coast Chinese Peranakan Stilt Houses
More than 500 Peranakan stilt houses have been identified and twelve selected houses were documented as measured drawings. The inventory was supported by KALAM and ERGS research grants
2012 – ongoing Benteng Chinese Peranakan Rural Houses, West Java
More than ten villages and 80 Benteng Chinese houses have been identified and four selected houses were documented in detail
2012 – ongoing Pulau Jerejak’s Historical Remnants
Inventory and reconciliation of Pulau Jerejak historical remnants. The project is supported by Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation, Japan


Book Publication

The National Mosque/Masjid Negara, 2007, ISBN 9789834273118
Lim Yong Long (Writer/Photographer) and Norhayati Hussain
Publisher: the Center of Modern Architecture Studies in Southeast Asia, Petaling Jaya

50 Tahun Perumahan Awam in Kuala Lumpur, 2008, ISBN 9789834141882
Lim Yong Long (Writer/Photographer), Kamarul Afizi Kosman, Rosdan Abdul Manan, Azimin Samsul Mohd Tazilan, Mohamad Tajuddin Mohamad Rasdi
Publisher: Institut Alam dan Tamadun Melayu, Bangi

Related Newspaper Reports and Articles

  • 15/08/2007 Preserve Whole Colony, The Star
  • 21/08/2007 Living Legacy (Startwo), The Star
  • 09/09/2007 Preserve the Sungai Buloh Leprosy Settlement,
  • 06/10/2010 Preserve history of Pulau Jerejak


  • PAM 2005 Photography Award: Architecture and People
  • Photography Competition 2006: Olympiarch xix Architectural Workshop UTM
  • Urban Habitat Photography Competition 2006: Ministry of Housing and Local Government