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.
Subur Tiasa Holdings Berhad was listed on Bursa Malaysia (then known as Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange) in late 1997.
Its wholly owned subsidiaries are:
The principal activities of the Group are investment holding, extraction and sales of logs, manufacturing of plywood, veneer, raw and laminated particleboard, sawn timber, finger joint moulding, power generation, reforestation, cultivation of oil palm and marine transportation.
Its export markets include Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Korea, Yemen, Singapore, Pakistan, India, Mexico, Indonesia and United States of America.
Its mailing address and contact numbers are:
Subur Tiasa Holdings Berhad
No. 66-78, Pusat Suria Permata,
Jalan Upper Lanang,
96000 Sibu, Sarawak,
Phone: +60 84 211555
Fax: +60 84 211886
For contact person and details of Group financial report, please visit the Company’s website: www.suburtiasa.com.my