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Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Passing of a Casino King: Lim Goh Tong

Lim Goh Tong passed on yesterday at the ripe old age of 90 years old. He is the founder of the Genting Highlands Resort, and was the third richest man in Malaysia.

Uncle Lim Goh Tong

I'm sure he had lived and savoured his life to the fullest. Who wouldn't with 6 children & 19 grandchildren. And leaving behind an empire & fortune of USD12 billion. I can't imagine anything fuller than that.

When I read the news, my memories of Genting came rushing back. I had been there only two times in my whole entire life, which can only measure up to a little more than a third of Uncle Lim's.

This is a picture of me back in the 70's on one of the rides there at that time. I was about 7 years old then. Malaysians grew up on this ride. It was our rites of passage. It was our Disneyland. In fact, it even had Mickey Mouse & the gang on it.

Genting was so much a holiday destination for every Malaysian. Almost everyone would have a photo like this at home.

This is the new Genting Resort of today. They call it the City of Entertainment.

And entertainment they have!

This is for those who like men in tights. The circus has changed so much today. It has even got a storyline, just like in the movies. The fairy in red is the bad guy, and the blue one on the right is the good guy.

Reminds me of the Transformers poster.

And for those who are into cooking, there's the O-Tao Black Beans show.

And just when you think, that's it? - they hit you with this!

Whoodayyy!!! So fierce the face. Like don't-want-to-fren-you lidat.
I like. My saliva cannot stop flowing.

And even before your saliva gets the chance to hit the ground, it's the double-quadruple whammy Miss Astro Chinese pageant!

My mother always watch this with a keen trained eye. Then she would start blabbing out her analysis:
No. 6 Chloe - very dangerous face. Everybody oso want.
No. 7 Sharon - very fierce. She controls the money. Can bully husband one.
No. 8 Ashley - not bad. Looks like study a lot of books one. Very career woman.
No. 13 Tiffany - This one can cook, do housework & give birth.

Want to go Genting? It's seems like a good place for a holiday, some entertaiment & to find a wife. Ah Seng & Ah Khiong oredi on the way sooting up the mountain to the resort! They choose No. 6


WoMbOk™♂ said...

USD12 billion is certainly a wonderful figure.

Like wise, I have only been to Genting twice and the last time i went was sometime in the late 80's when you actually needed a jacket cause it was that cold. Should make a trip there again to brush up on my math :P

Greg Wee said...

Hey wombok. Welcome to Ah Beng's World! Yeah I feel like going up for the shows. But very scared leh. Maybe need to pay the taxi driver double to drive up more slowly!

Greg Wee said...

BTW, nice mask. Is that Photoshoped or plastic surgery?

WoMbOk™♂ said...

Black eyed peas are performing at the Arena of Stars tonight. Tsk. It would have been totally awesome!

And thanks for the compliments. It's actually Darth Vader's helmet. One of my prized possessions. lol.

I am not your fatherrr!.

CK-II said...

To Ah Beng: I wanna that No. 6 oso!!! I'll kick Ah Seng and Ah Kiong off the cliff on the way up! Nos. 8 & 13 I want oso! Then I have one more vacancy that I can look else where. WA HA HA HA!

To Wombok: I prefer the line of: "Nin peh si nin lau peh!" WA HA HA HA!

Greg Wee said...

To CK part II: No. 13 good for you. No need to think liao. You sound so excited like you can run up the mountain to Genting lidat.

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