Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Tan Sri Lim Goh has died.
Take a moment of your time and pray for him, rest in peace.

Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong traveling from China to Malaya with just 178 yuan in his pocket in 1937, aged 19. He was born in Anxi Fujian, China on 28 February 1918.He became a carpenter and then slowly became a contractor and helped build the Cameron hydroelectric dam in 1963. It was then that he conceived the idea of building a highland resort close to Kuala Lumpur. Genting in Mandarin means "atop the clouds". With his hardworking, he had been listed by Forbes magazine as one of The World’s Billionaires on 2007. He is 204 world’s rich with RM14.28 bilion (AS$4.2 bilion), behind Tan Sri Robert Kuok (104) and Tan Sri Ananda Krishnan (119).
His first company is Kien Huat Construction establish on 1951.This company had a great performance and he is the man who responsible to build Jalan Klang Lama in Kuala Lumpur. Because of his good work, Kien Huat Construction is one of the government contractors and run many project.

Genting Highland is one of the famous places in the world. Around 1965, Genting Bhd had get casino license from government. Obtaining the country's only casino licence, he turned the Genting Highlands resort into a sprawling empire that owned casinos in the United Kingdom, hotels and the third-largest cruise line in the world, worth about RM77 billion.
Being rich is not means you have to selfish, Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong is philanthropist and the evidence is he gives 20 million to Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman. He also had received many awards such as Anugerah Hartanah Tahunan 2002 by Persekutuan Hartanah Antarabangsa (FIABCI), Pengurus Tahunan by Kelab Alumni Harvard Business School Malaysia 1987 and Business Achiever of the Year by Yazhou Zhoukan, China business magazine. On 2003 he had launch his own book to share his successful keys “My Story”. This book comes in three language Malay, English and Chinese.

The man who built a city "atop the clouds" and created a US$4.3 billion (RM14.6 billion) gaming and leisure empire has died, his accomplishments a testament to the Malaysia Boleh spirit. Take a moment of your time and pray for him, rest in peace.


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