Named after the second white Rajah, Charles Brooke’s wife Margaret Alice Lili de Windt, was built in 1864 and is located in Sri Aman, about 200km from Kuching. Restoration efforts were taken and completed in 2015.
The gallery inside shows the history of the fort itself, the small town of Sri Aman as well as the tense contention between the Iban people and the British soldiers of the Brooke era.
Fort Alice’s restoration efforts recently won the Gold Award under the “Conservation” Category in Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM) or Malaysia Institute of Architects’s 2017 Awards. The jury of the awards cited their decision on choosing Fort Alice because of the “attention to detail reflected in the restoration of this old fort is truly amazing while the effort made to engage the local community in helping to preserve history for future generations is just as impressive.”
Arkitek JFN Sendirian Berhad (Sdn Bhd) were responsible for the restoration and completed the project under the direction of Mike Boon, previously President and founding member of the Sarawak Heritage Society, with advisory contributions from Dr. John Ting, an architecture historian.