YBhg. Tan Sri Datuk Sir Tiong Hiew King was born to a poor family in Sarawak, Malaysia in 1935. Although he had to tap rubber when he was young, he had a strong thirst for knowledge. He graduated from Chung Cheng Primary School in Sibu, and later Methodist High School and Sacred Heart High School.
Subsequently, he took up a correspondence course with a Chinese university as he knew there was no limit to what a person could learn. He began his working life at his uncle's timber company, which laid a solid foundation for his future development. In 1975, YBhg. Tan Sri Datuk Sir Tiong set up Rimbunan Hijau. He showed the kind of perseverance that Fuzhou people are known for. Together with some of his brothers, Rimbunan Hijau Group established a solid reputation and has emerged as a revered multinational corporation.
YBhg. Tan Sri Datuk Sir Tiong has worked on a global scale to erect a diversified business spanning six continents, whose countries and regions include Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, New Zealand, Australia, Russia, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Central Africa Republic, Gabon, Brazil, British Guyana, Canada, and the United States. He also has investments in Qinzhou, Shanghai, Harbin and Guangzhou in China. Other than timber exports and timber processing, his business has also expanded to media and publishing, agriculture (oil palm plantations and mills), oil and gas, mining, aquaculture, reforestation, finance, information technology, trading and property development.
In 2010, YBhg. Tan Sri Datuk Sir Tiong Hiew King was awarded "Malaysia Business Leadership Award 2010 – The Lifetime Achievement Award" by the Kuala Lumpur Malay Chamber of Commerce in recognition of his entrepreneurship achievements and contribution to the country. In Malaysia, there are four public listed companies under the Group, namely Subur Tiasa Holdings Berhad, Jaya Tiasa Holdings Berhad, Rimbunan Sawit Berhad, and Media Chinese International Limited. The Capitalists magazine named YBhg. Tan Sri Datuk Sir Tiong as one of Malaysia's ten richest businessmen.
RH Hotel, Sibu, Malaysia
Complimenting the tranquil and beautiful setting of the Sibu Town Square and the adjoining tallest building in Sarawak, Wisma Sanyan, our Group’s latest contribution to Sibu’s contemporary urban skyline is the 15-storey international class RH Hotel since its opening for business in June 2006.
RH Hotel caters to business and leisure travellers and convention participants. It has 226 tastefully designed and furnished rooms and suites, equipped with modern conveniences. A pedestrian bridge from the hotel provides easy access to business, recreational and shopping facilities at the nearby Wisma Sanyan.
When it comes to meeting the business, dining or entertainment needs of our discerning guests, RH Hotel is well equipped with a comprehensive range of entertainment and dining outlets, conference rooms, a tranquil poolside terrace, and even a banquet hall capable of seating 1,000 guests.
RH Hotel is proud to be able to contribute to the growth of tourism industry in the State and play a part in Sibu’s aspiration to be a Garden City.
The Stanley Hotel and Suites, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
The Stanley Hotel and Suites aims to provide world class accommodation and services to the people and visitors of Papua New Guinea.
The 18-storey hotel and serviced apartments consists of 429 luxury rooms with various facilities such as executive lounge, restaurants, bars, pools, fitness centre and sauna, to name a few. It provides the guests with convenient access to the Waigani Vision City megamall and parking for up to 500 vehicles.
The hotel and serviced apartments caters for short, medium and long term stay while its business facilities offer exceptional services.