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, Australia, Russia, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, 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 Tours & Travel Agency
In Malaysia, our travel service, RH Tours & Travel Agency Sdn Bhd with decades of experience, has developed a group of highly trained and motivated travel professionals who are able to meet our customers’ need for timely information and the flexibility to meet their travel needs.
RH Tours & Travel Agency offers special tours at affordable prices that everyone can enjoy. It also provides all kinds of travel related services, including booking hotel reservations, visa applications and arranging for travel insurance etc.
RH Tours & Travel Agency’s membership and partnership with IATA, & MATTA, reflects our commitment and assurance to our customers of the highest ethical business practices and activities.
Leveraging the close relationship between its related-company, Ming Pao Daily News and local education sector, our Hong Kong based travel operator, Charming Holidays has carved a niche market in offering reputable study tour packages. These packages caters to educated and sophisticated travellers interested in learning more about Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) and China.
With a reputable brand name, Charming Holidays is well placed to exploit the opportunities opened up by China’s membership of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Recognising the impact of technology on the tourism industry, Charming Holidays responded by setting up a travel portal,Charming Online Travel Ltd that allows customers to deal and transact directly with it over the Internet.
At the same time, Charming Holidays continues to expand its brand to the North American market, targeting the outbound travel sector. Accredited membership of Vacation.com, TICO and PATA assures its travellers of ethical business practices on the part of the tour operator. To be closer to its customer base, Charming Holidays has set up operations in the major cities of Toronto, Vancouver, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.