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Thousands pay last respects

Posted on Sunday 28 October 2007

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GENTING HIGHLANDS: Thousands of people thronged Gohtong Villa to pay their last respects to the late Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong yesterday, which was designated for the public who want to attend the wake. 

They walked under white canopies from the road to the villa and were ushered into the main hall where the coffin lay. 

Each visitor was given a little red box with two candies inside, with a card saying: “Thank you, we greatly appreciate your attendance in memory of our dearly departed.” Guests were also invited to have some light food. 

The public can also pay their respects from 10am to 5pm today. Free bus service is available hourly from Pasaraya Bus Terminal and Putra Terminal in Gombak from 8.30am to 4.30pm. 

Education Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, Former Gerakan president Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik, Gerakan acting president Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon, former MCA president Tan Sri Lee San Choon, former MCA deputy president Tan Sri Lee Kim Sai and IOI Corporation Berhad executive chairman Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng were among the VIPs who were at the villa. 

Eight members from the Society of the Chinese Disabled Persons Malaysia arrived at the villa in wheelchairs and walking sticks. 

The society’s deputy president, Alan Tan, said Lim had donated annually to the society for 10 years.  The donated funds were used to organise activities for their members.

The past

Posted on Sunday 28 October 2007

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-The tycoon, who turned 90 in April this year, was renowned for his vision in transforming Genting Highlands from an unexplored hilltop to one of the world’s most successful casino resorts.
-The fifth child in a family of seven children, Lim migrated from China’s Fujian province in 1937 at the age of 19 with only a small suitcase and US$175. 
-The idea of a hill resort was chanced upon by Lim amidst the crisp air of Cameron Highlands in 1964. Lim was then working on a hydro-electric power project at the popular hill resort, patronised mostly by British colonials seeking cool refuge from the tropical heat, when he foresaw a prosperous Malaysia of the future desiring a cool mountain holiday resort within the reach of all Malaysians.
-To date, Genting Highlands Resort has five hotels and two apartment blocks at the hilltop and Awana Genting Highlands Golf and Country Resort.
-The company, founded in 1965, has since expanded and diversified from its initial hotel and resort activities to plantations, properties, paper manufacturing, power generation, oil and gas, electronic commerce and information technology development under Genting Group.
-According to Forbes Asia, the Genting Group founder was third richest in the country with a net worth of US$4.3bil (RM14.6bil).

The condolences

Posted on Sunday 28 October 2007

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As of friday, more than 200 wreath from Malaysia and all over the world were send to Gohtong Villa offering condolences to the family of the late Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong. The wreath were placed on both side of the walkway leading to the memorial where the coffin was placed. Among the senders from abroad were the Macau Special Administrative Region chief executive Edmund Ho, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, tour companies from Thailand and Vietnam, and Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, the richest man in Asia, Hong Kong businessman Li Ka-shing, 78, who is chairman of Hutchison Whampoa Limited and Cheung Kong Holdings, faxed a condolence note to the Lim family and wished members of the Lim family good health.

The Funeral

Posted on Friday 26 October 2007

His funeral will be held on Monday and the cortege will leave Gohtong Villa at 10am for burial at the Gohtong Memorial Park. The public can pay their last respects on Saturday from 10am to 6pm at Gohtong Villa. In addition, free shuttle will be provided from Pasar Raya to Genting Skyway, departing hourly.Those who are driving cars are advised to park their vehicles at Genting Skyway, where a shuttle bus will transfer them to and from Gohtong Villa. VIPs are advised to proceed to Awana Genting Golf and Country Resort for registration and to obtain the VIP pass. Shuttle service will be provided between Awana Genting and Gohtong Villa. The casino, theme park, all entertainment outlets and selected F&B outlets would be closed on Monday from 6am to 6pm as a mark of respect.

Malaysia:Genting Group founder dies at 90.

Posted on Friday 26 October 2007

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Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong, one of the worlds richest man and the 3rd richest man in Malaysia  with an asset worth RM14.6 billion died on October 24th at 11.20am. He dies at the Subang Jaya Medical Centre due to old age living his wife Puan Sri Lee Kim Hua, six children and 19 grandchildren.