Friday, October 26, 2007

Lim Goh Tong's Hairdresser

The recent passing away of the Genting Group founder, Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong, revived my mom's faded memories.

During my mom's youthful age of 18 - 19, she worked as a hairdresser in a hairdressing saloon located at Jalan Pudu area known as Lee Ying (opposite of Maybank, Jalan Pudu) which is still in existence today albeit different owner. My mom is 63 today and counting those ages, it was like some 45 years ago, during the 1960s.

She remembered that, Lim Goh Tong then, always had his haircut at my mom's hairdressing saloon and at times she did the haircut for him. She said even then, he was just a simple businessman, not fussy.

His wife then was staying in one of those shoplots near the existing Pudu Plaza which was near Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong's shop (dealing with hardware materials) but not sure whether he owned that business or not.

It was during that time he started to venture into constructing his way up to Genting hill. And the rest was history in which the popular hill resort Genting - City of Entertainment was developed.

This is what I call A Man With A Dream Will Not Be Denied.

Tags: Hairdresser, Lim Goh Tong, Genting, Jalan Pudu, Pudu Plaza, Pudu, History, City of Entertainment



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