LIM GOH TONG’S CAREER AND BUSINESS

5254_Sikhs_Malaya3 download (1) download (2)Lim Goh Tong occurred some near- death experiences when the Japanese invaded Malaya in 1942. During the early Japanese occupation, he had some jobs to earn a living. For example, he worked as a vegetable farmer and further on switched his job to become a petty trader for a higher income. Then, he ventured into scrap-metal and hardware trading’s.

When the Japanese Occupation ended, the demands of heavy machineries are high in mine working and rubber plantations. Lim Goh Tong quickly took a chance and started a second-hand machinery trading business which made his first fortune.

After machinery trading, Lim Goh Tong joined as a partner in an iron mining company which had an outstanding payment of 2 bulldozers which proved to be a successful venture. Later, he formed the first Chinese tin companies to utilize dredges.

Lim Goh Tong gathered many recondition machineries as well as a generous amount of money to move into construction related industries. His family construction company− Kien Huat Private Limited, took several contracting jobs for building the Ayer Itam Dam and the Kemubu Irrigation Scheme.

 

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This is the Ayer Itam Dam constructed by Lim Goh Tong’s family construction family.

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