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.
YBhg.Tan Sri Datuk Sir Tiong, Chairman of Chung Sing Primary School held Topping Out Ceremony for the school’s new building (Chinese)
Speech by YBhg. Tan Sri Datuk Sir Tiong at the celebration luncheon
Sin Chew Daily’s “Adopt A Child Program” – Caring Trip to China led by YBhg.Tan Sri Datuk Sir Tiong – 4426 needy students back to school (Chinese)
Tan Sir Datuk Tiong gave a love offering of a new car, Wajar, to Sin Fu Yuan Methodist Church
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RH Group strived for two awards in PING PONG Competition (Chinese)
Opening ceremony of Da Tong Chang Qing Secondary school, China (Chinese)
Went across history,expectation and future (Chinese)
Saberkas RH Marathon 2006 Photo 1 Photo 2
RH Group donates an ambulance
Opening Ceremony of Middle School ChangQing in China – July 2004
Launching of Forest Nursery & Plantation Village 2003
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