Friday, July 31, 2015

MRCA (MALAYSIA RETAIL CHAIN ASSOCIATION) HELD ITS MUCH-ANTICIPATED 'CEO NIGHT' AT MANHATTAN GRAND BALLROOM AT TIMES SQUARE HOTEL ON 31 JULY 2015 BEFORE 500 GUESTS AND MEMBERS. THE BALLROOM WAS PACKED TO THE RAFTERS AS THE STAR OF THE NIGHT WAS MALAYSIA'S MOST SUCCESSFUL, TALKED-ABOUT AND PHILANTHROPIC TYCOON TAN SRI DATO SERI VINCENT TAN WHO WENT ON STAGE TO SPEAK FRO 50 MINUTES AND THEN ALLOWED QUESTIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE! IT WAS A SUPER RARE OCCASION AS HE VERY SELDOM GIVES LENGTHY TALKS AND AVOIDS INTERVIEWS BUT HE SPOKE CANDIDLY ABOUT HIS LIFE AND THE TWO MAJOR BREAKS HE GOT IN LIFE THAT ALLOWED HIM TO MAKE BILLIONS OF RINGGIT WHICH ALLOWED HIM TO DONATE AT LEAST 50% BACK TO SOCIETY!

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TAN SRI DATO SERI VINCENT TAN IS ONE OF THE WORLD'S RICHEST MEN BUT HE IS REMARKABLY HUMBLE, EASY-GOING AND HAS A BRILLIANT SENSE OF HUMOUR!

HIS LONG SPEECH WAS PEPPERED WITH INTERESTING, FASCINATING AND OFTEN HUMOROUS ANECDOTES AND QUOTES THAT HAD EVERYONE SITTING AT THE EDGE OF THEIR SEAT.

FOR ONCE, THE ENTIRE BALLROOM WAS SILENT AS GUESTS LISTENED INTENTLY TO A MAN WORTH RM 4 BILLION, GIVE OR TAKE A FEW HUNDRED MILLION AS I COULD NOT ASCERTAIN THE EXACT AMOUNT!

TAN SRI VINCENT TAN BECAME A TAN SRI AGED 38 WHICH IS STILL A RECORD FOR A CHINESE AND HE IS THE ONE WHO BROUGHT MCDONALD'S INTO MALAYSIA SO WE HAVE TO THANK HIM OR ELSE WE WOULD STILL BE EATING BREAD AND BUTTER! HE ALSO INTRODUCED 7-ELEVEN AND AT ONE STAGE OWNED 72% OF DIGI AND CONTROLLED PRUDENTIAL INSURANCE. IF HE HAD NOT BEEN FORCED TO SELL THEM DURING THE ASIAN CRISIS, HE WOULD BE WORTH AROUND RM 20 BILLION TODAY! OR MORE!

TAN SRI VINCENT TAN IS THE 14th RICHEST MALAYSIAN AND THE WORLD'S 1,092 RICHEST! THIS IS ACCORDING TO FORBES WHO SHOULD KNOW. TAN SRI VINCENT TAN LOST A STAGGERING RM 1.6 BILLION WITHIN 12 MONTHS LAST YEAR AND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY, HIS BABY BROTHER TAN SRI DANNY TAN SURPASSED HIM IN WEALTH FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 2015! BUT THERE ARE VERY CLOSE AND THERE IS NO SIBLING RIVALRY AND TAN SRI DANNY TAN SAT OPPOSITE TAN SRI VINCENT TAN AT THE MAIN TABLE.

WHILE ANSWERING A QUESTION ON WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A MILLIONAIRE AND BILLIONAIRE, HE SAID, "NOT MUCH DIFFERENCE EXCEPT A BILLIONAIRE MUST EAT LESS TO MAINTAIN HIS WEIGHT. I TELL MY CHILDREN THEIR CLOTHES AND SHOES COST MORE THAN MINE. THEIR WATCHES ARE MORE EXPENSIVE THAN MINE."

THEN HE SHOWED HIS WATCH AND SAID, "LILLIAN TOO GAVE ME HER FENG SHUI WATCH. SHE SELLS IT FOR AROUND RM 200 AND I HAVE BEEN WEARING IT FOR 6 R 7 YEARS WITH NO PROBLEM! I JUST NEEDED CHANGE BATTERY!"

SO FOR ALL HIS BILLIONS, THIS GUY IS HAPPY WITH A RM 200 FENG SHUI WATCH WHICH HE BELIEVES BRING HIM LUCK WHEN HE CAN BUY A RM 20 MILLION DIAMOND WATCH OR EVEN RM 200 MILLION TICKER!

 TAN SRI DATO SERI VINCENT TAN AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE IN LORD'S TAILOR BESPOKE BLAZER
 MALAYSIA'S 14th RICHEST MAN WITH MALAYSIA'S #1 WRITER
TAN SRI VINCENT TAN IS THE WORLD'S 1,092 RICHEST PERSON IN THE WORLD ACCORDING TO FORBES WHILE DATO KEE HUA CHEE IS THE 1,092th MILLION RICHEST PERSON ON EARTH
 ESTEE LEONG, NICHOLAS CHONG, DATO KEE HUA CHEE AND DATO DR EDMUND LEE
 COLIN LIM AND GUEST
 MAXIS IS A SPONSOR OF MRCA CEO NIGHT 2015
 MANHATTAN BALLROOM ON 14th FLOOR OF TIMES SQUARE HOTEL
 LEGEND
 LEGEND
 DATO KEE HUA CHEE IN LORD'S TAILOR JACKET AND DATO LIAW CHOON LIANG OF FOCUS POINT AND PRESIDENT OF MRCA
 DATO KEE HUA CHEE WEARS BESPOKE BLAZER BY LORD'S TAILOR
 HANDSOME DATO HOWARD CHEW, ESTEE LEONG AND BRIAN LEE
 DATO KEE HUA CHEE AND VIPS

 DATO HOWARD CHEW OF CHESTER GROUP OF COMPANIES IS TALL AND HANDSOME LIKE MOVIE STAR BUT SADLY HE IS MARRIED

 COLIN
 COLIN AND TONG SHEW LONG OF TOMEI
 DATO KEE HUA CHEE AND TONG SHEW LONG
 DATO KEE HUA CHEE, DATIN EVA TAY SIM KIM AND DATO EDDIE CHOON OF POH KONG JEWELLERY 
 DATO EDDIE CHOON AND COLIN LIM
 DATO TAY SIM KIM OF OSIM AND DATO SERI TEE ZENG OF NEWTON
 2 TYCOONS
 THE VIP MAIN TABLE


 VANESSA SINGS 


 CYNTHIA CHIANG
CYNTHIA CHIANG 
 COLIN LIM, THAM SZE WAH AND TAN SRI WILLIAM CHENG

 THAM SZE WAH, TAN SRI WILLIAM CHENG AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE
 DATO NGEOW VOOB YEAN OF SUNWAY GROUP, WONG LEH SENG OF HAP SENG STAR, DATO ALBERT CHIANG OF BONIA GROUP AND LEE HWA CHENG OF ZHONGHE HUAXING
 TAN SRI WILLIAM CHENG SHARES A JOKE
 MARX KING OF ROTOL GROUP AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE
 2 HOTTIES
 THE OFFICIAL MAGAZINE
 ARRIVAL OF TAN SRI VINCENT TAN AND DATO LIAW CHOON LIANG OF FOCUS POINT
 VIPS
 THE HEAD TABLE

 DATO LIAW CHOON LIANG OF FOCUS POINT, MALAYSIA'S BIGGEST AND MOST SUCCESSFUL CHAIN OF OPTICAL STORES SELLING SUNGLASSES, LENSES AND EYECARE/WEAR PRODUCTS WITH MALAYSIA'S MOST FAMOUS SELFMADE TYCOON TAN SRI VINCENT TAN
 DATO C.L LIAW AND TAN SRI VINCENT TAN WHOSE FATHER WAS A LORRY DRIVER FROM BATU PAHAT, JOHORE

 TAN SRI VINCENT TAN WITH DATO BRUCE LIM, ORGANISING CHAIRMAN OF MRCA CEO NIGHT 2015
 TAN SRI VINCENT TAN AND DATO BRUCE LIM
 ENTERTAINMENT
 DATO GARRY CHUA OF CHAKRI RESTAURANTS







 DATO BRUCE LIM


 TAN SRI VINCENT TAN, DATO ALBERT CHIANG AND TAN SRI WILLIAM CHENG



 EVEN TYCOONS DO SELFIES
DATO HOWARD CHEW, DATO MICHAEL ONG AND TAN SRI VINCENT TAN
 TAN SRI VINCENT TAN AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE
 TAN SRI VINCENT TAN AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE
 TAN SRI VINCENT TAN CHEE YIOUN AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE
 DATO DR KK  CHAI OF KK GROUP OF COMPANIES
 DATO DR KK CHAI OF KK CONVENIENCE STORES AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE. KK STORES ARE LIKE 7-ELEVEN AND OFFERS THE LOWEST PRICES!
 DR AFENDI DAHLAN OF DR GROUP HOLDINGS AND PORSCHE DESIGN, AUREEN NONIS OF MATRADE AND DATO DZULKIFLI THE CEO OF MATRADE

 LEONARD HO, CHRYSEIS TAN AND GUEST
 LEONARD HO, CHRYSEIS TAN
 DATO KEE HUA CHEE JOINS CHRYSEIS TAN
 TAN SRI DANNY TAN, THE YOUNGER BROTHER OF TAN SRI VINCENT TAN AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE
 IN 2015 SO FAR, TAN SRI DANNY TAN HAS OVERTAKEN TAN SRI VINCENT TAN IN TERMS OF WEALTH FOR THE FIRST TIME
 TAN SRI DANNY OOI OF D'TOUCH INTERNATIONAL AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE
 TAN SRI DANNY OOI AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE
 TAN SRI REBECCA STA MARIA WHO IS NOW A NEW TAN SRI---CONGRATULATIONS!
 NEW TAN SRI! REBECCA STA MARIA IS NOW A TAN SRI WHILE KEE HUA CHEE IS DATO
 SHIRLEY TAY OF MRCA AND TAN SRI REBECCA STA MARIA


 DATO JENNIFER LOW OF QUILL GROUP
 DATO JENNIFER LOW OF QUILL GROUP
 TERENCE KUAH AND TAN SRI VINCENT TAN
 DATO KK CHAI OF KK STORES, DATO CHOI OF SUNLIGHT CABS AND HOONG LING OF 126
 DATO KEE HUA CHEE IS TALLEST!!
 TAN SRI VINCENT TAN AND TAN SRI WILLIAM CHENG TALK SHOP


 DATO LIAW CHOON LIANG, TAN SRI DANNY TAN, TAN SRI DANNY OOI AND TAN SRI WILLIAM CHENG

 4 POWERFUL MEN
 1 DATO AND 3 TAN SRIs!
 HUNDREDS QUEUED TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED WITH TAN SRI DATO SERI VINCENT TAN!
 DATO DR EDMUND LEE AND TAN SRI VINCENT TAN
 GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED WITH TAN SRI VINCENT TAN!




 TAN SRI VINCENT TAN AND COLIN LIM
 ROYSTON CHUA, DATIN ISABELLE CHUA, TAN SRI VINCENT TAN AND MARX CHUA
 TAN SRI VINCENT TAN AND THE CHUA CLAN! 
 ONLY DATO GARRY CHUA WAS MISSING!
 MARX CHUA AND ROYSTON AT RIGHT WITH FRIENDS

 TERENCE KUAH

 HIS EXCELLENCY DATO SERI NELSON KWOK TENG TOONG IS A REAL 'CORN-MAN' AND IS NOW ALSO AMBASSADOR OF MOZAMBIQUE TO MALAYSIA! HIS SWEET CORN CUPS ARE WORLD FAMOUS
 HIS EXCELLENCY DATO SERI NELSON KWOK IS MOZAMBIQUE AMBASSADOR TO MALAYSIA
 DATO DOUGLAS CHENG MADE A MOVING SPEECH ABOUT HIS MENTOR AND RECALLED HE ONCE FLEW IN TAN SRI VINCENT TAN'S PRIVATE JET TO LONDON AND SPENT 12 OUT OF 13 HOURS TALKING BUSINESS



 DATO DOUGLAS CHENG
 FINALLY THE MOMENT WE WERE  WAITING FOR---TAN SRI DATO SERI VINCENT TAN TAKES THE PODIUM!
 HE SPOKE ABOUT HIS POOR CHILDHOOD TO NOW!
 AMAZING SPEECH
 STRAIGHT FROM HIS HEART!
 DATO LIAW CHOON LIANG, TAN SRI VINCENT TAN AND DATO BRUCE LIM
 TAN SRI VINCENT TAN TOOK QUESTIONS AND ANSWERED ALL EXCEPT ONE WHICH DWELLED ON TUN M AND PM NAJIB



 MARX CHUA ASKING THE LAST QUESTION ABOUT BEING FULFILLED
 TOKENS FOR SPONSORS











 GROUP PIX OF SPONSORS OF MRCA CEO NIGHT 2015
 PORTRAIT FOR TAN SRI VINCENT TAN




 TAN SRI DANNY OOI GREETING TAN SRI VINCENT TAN

 TAN SRI VINCENT TAN AND DATO GARRY CHUA OF CHAKRI RESTAURANTS
 TAN SRI VINCENT TAN AND DATO GARRY CHUA OF CHAKRI GROUP OF RESTAURANTS
 TAN SRI VINCENT TAN AND ESTEE LEONG OF MASKSLIM
 ELEGANT COUPLE

 COLIN LIM AND TERENCE KUAH
 DATO LAWRENCE CHAN KUM PENG
DATO LAWRENCE CHAN







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Iamwhoiam said...

The Chinese Malaysian tycoon Robert Kuok made his money in sugar, palm oil, shipping and property. And he did share his point of view on how to make money during Kuok Group’s 60th Anniversary called “Robert Kuok Hock Nien notes on the past sixty years”, read it at:
http://kidbuxblog.com/robert-kuok-hock-nien-notes-on-the-past-sixty-years/