sal_saiful Publish time 24-10-2007 09:39 AM

Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong = Mr. Genting Dies...!!

Moning, baca paper pagi nie...Lim Goh Tong dh xde lagi ekk... Aku suka la dia..pasal aku dah baca kisah hidup dia...
Kisah dia nk buka Genting Highland dulu...mcm2 kata dia gila la..ape la...tapi, at last,
dia berjaya...So, bagi aku, dia merupakan usahawan yg betol2 berjaya....:D So, kalo dia xde, xde la genting yg best tuh...
Condolance to his family....

Chad Publish time 24-10-2007 09:40 AM

~salam takziah~

bubpallo Publish time 24-10-2007 09:47 AM

da ada la tread nie....banyak sangat da....:lol: :lol:

simply_me Publish time 24-10-2007 10:24 AM

Aku tak kenal orang tua ni. Sapa dia ni? Takziah to his family.

Flower007 Publish time 24-10-2007 11:09 AM

Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 (Bernama) -- The late Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong, who was synonymous with the Genting Highlands Resort, came to Malaysia (then Malaya) at the age of 19 in February 1937 from China with just a suitcase in his hand and some money in his pocket.

But over a span of 70 years, this humble Chinese immigrant from Fujian Province, showed extreme tenacity and entrepreneurship to emerge as one of the richest men in the world. With a net worth of US$4.2 billion, he ranked among the top 200 wealthiest persons on Earth in 2006.

His nose for business was exceptional. To put it simply, he knew where the money was. And he built Genting Highlands into a world-class resort.

Starting out as a trainee carpenter under his uncle, he branched out to becoming a building sub-contractor and managed to help build a two-storey school soon after.

After a brief stay in China in 1940, he returned to Malaysia a year later.

Lim survived the Japanese Occupation when he earned a living as a vegetable farmer, petty trader, scrap metal and hardware trader.

He then dabbled in second-hand machinery trading after the Japanese Occupation and made good profits to propel him into iron mining and tin mining.

It was inevitable that Lim entered into construction after all he was surrounded by a lot of heavy machinery.

That laid the foundation for the establishment of Kien Huat Private Limited, the family's construction company, which still stands until today.

And it was Kien Huat that led Lim to undertaking bigger jobs and leading to his vision of the Genting Highlands Resort.

As Lim recalled in his autobiography, it was in 1964 that he had a dream to start another hill resort at Genting Sempah and Gunung Ulu Kali to rival Cameron Highlands as the then relatively unheard areas were nearer to Kuala Lumpur.

With several assistants, he criss-crossed several steep mountains and waded through forests and rivers in the area to ascertain the viability of a hill resort.

Lim recalled: "At the hilltop (of Gunung Ulu Kali), I was so overwhelmed by the surroundings that I forgot my exhaustion. I felt I was floating in the clouds."

That set the stage for the development of Genting Highlands, also popularly known as "Yun Ding" among the Chinese, which aptly and literally means "on top of the clouds".

It was not easy for Lim when he started as he recalled: "At the worksite, I was the labourer, project manager and engineer all in one. I was also the trouble-shooter, doing all kinds of work and tackling all kinds of problems."

Lim also got on well with politicians, starting with "Bapa Malaysia" Tunku Abdul Rahman, the country's first prime minister, who gave him the break to start Genting Highlands.

"It was Tunku's wish in those days to develop Gunung Kali into a hill resort. The fact that I have now accomplished the job means the Tunku also had his wish fulfilled."

Lim recalled that the country's second prime minister, Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, had this to say after he had viewed the surroundings amidst the cool breeze: "Beautiful, just like Switzerland."

Lim said Tun Hussein Onn, the country's third prime minister, supportive of his efforts in developing Genting Highlands, recommended that he be made a Tan Sri in 1979 for his contributions to the nation.

The entrepreneur said he was flattered by what former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said of him on Aug 11, 1990 at Genting Berhad's 25th anniversary dinner.

Dr Mahathir had said: "Genting is really a story of Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong, a story of success that is quite unprecedented even in Malaysia, where many people have met with a great deal of success.

"from Tan Sri Lim's achievements you can see that even though a man may be born elsewhere, he can always realise his dreams of building his business empire in Malaysia.

"He has only a limited education background. He does not speak English, converses only in Hokkien and some Malay, yet he had been able to succeed in business -- this was not easy."

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi described Lim as a well-known philanthropist and that his demise was not only a loss to the nation but also to the local business community.

Lim's association with Genting Highlands is best summed up by his own words: "Genting Highlands has enabled me to realise my dream. I am happy to conclude that Genting, which means on top of the clouds in Chinese, has come to represent my humble contribution to the national economy.

"To me, it is a paradise on top of the clouds which Malaysians can be proud of."


sal_saiful Publish time 24-10-2007 12:19 PM

Reply #3 bubpallo's post ke dh ade...?? x perasan la pulok...!!!!:o

yipun78 Publish time 24-10-2007 12:23 PM

Reply #1 sal_saiful's post

RIP Uncle Lim :$

bLuEsKy Publish time 24-10-2007 12:54 PM


joyahglam Publish time 24-10-2007 12:57 PM

takziah buat Lim's family

ARIES_23 Publish time 24-10-2007 03:37 PM

takziah for the family..

yipun78 Publish time 25-10-2007 11:27 AM

xde sapa nak tempek hi-lite citer pasal late Uncle Lim kah? elok buat simpanan sejarah kat sini... kang Yip bagi kredit untuk yang rajin meng'update ni :)

fye_d_flowright Publish time 25-10-2007 11:52 AM

LAAA.....dah tak dok ke orang berjaya nih...aku baru tau la plak...kemaruk raya sampai tak baca paper:shakehead3: :shakehead3:

zeetacunn Publish time 25-10-2007 07:14 PM

aku pun dah baca sejarah awal bagaimana dia mula nak bina genting dulu..... calang calang orang, memang tak mungkin dapat laksanakan pembinaan tu.... kuat kudrat dan semangat dia nih yang elok dicontohi generasi sekarang.....

kekbelacan Publish time 25-10-2007 08:42 PM

yang aku sedih, uncle lim diberi peluang kaya oleh chink lover, our first pm
sedangkan sebelum tu dia pergi macau nak belajar judi
stanley ho tak mo ajar
tapi bila kerajaan first pm kasi lesen judi 30 years ago
apa nak belajar lagi, buka je kedai.....
orang kita pergi mana2 tak kan kaye, nak jadi rakyat kpd negara angkat pun susah
tapi kita kasi orang asing jadi rakyat, kayakan mereka di bumi kita :o :mad: :@:'(

demonicboy Publish time 25-10-2007 10:31 PM

maner dier dpt modal beli tanah kat genting dulu?

kekbelacan Publish time 25-10-2007 10:49 PM

dia asal kontraktor kecil2an lepas tu dpt banyak tender kerajaan
time tu tender semua kasi cina, melayu takde
tu yang time sekarang cina marah, nak minta balik tender kerajaan
genting tu ada tak dia kasi melayu peluang buat sub con, takde kan?

pasal modal beli tanah hutan genting tu mungkin adala dia kow tim dgn sultan pahang masa tu, smthg like balak dia punya yg ini pulak aku punya
masa tu kan sultan2 kebal
bila ramai org cina kayakan dia dgn berjudi di gh so duit tu dia laburkan lah balik
jv sana sini, beli jiwa sana sini
tengok lah kalau singapore jadi kan casino dia lagi bigger better
mungkin gh org pergi utk sejuk kan diri je

pakupayung21 Publish time 26-10-2007 12:30 AM

takziah utk family...RIP

dempol Publish time 26-10-2007 12:40 AM

Innalillahiwainnailaihirojiun..hilangnya seorang tycoon di Malaysia..:'( :'(

mamak_kg_kastam Publish time 26-10-2007 03:44 AM

Lim Goh Tong, who died yesterday aged 90, was a Malaysian billionaire who developed one of Asia's most popular casino resorts, Genting Highlands, on an inaccessible jungle mountain top.

Lim was one of a number of hard-driving Malay-Chinese entrepreneurs who made colossal fortunes as their country developed and prospered.

In 1964 he was a building contractor working on a hydro-electric project at Cameron Highlands

Yang_Jelita Publish time 26-10-2007 03:53 AM

RIP Uncle LIm
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