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Robert Kuok Hock Nien (郭鶴年, pinyin: Guō Hènián) (born October 6, 1923, in Johor Bahru, in then Malaya) is reputedly the richest man in Malaysia. He has married twice and has eight children. He received his education from Raffles College, Singapore. He is currently residing in Hong Kong. Pinyin (拼音, pÄ«nyÄ«n) literally means join (together) sounds (a less literal translation being phoneticize, spell or transcription) in Chinese and usually refers to HànyÇ” PÄ«nyÄ«n (汉语拼音, literal meaning: Han language pinyin), which is a system of romanization (phonemic notation and transcription to Roman script) for Standard Mandarin. ... October 6 is the 279th day of the year (280th in Leap years). ... 1923 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... District Johor Bahru District Area  - Total (City) 185 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan 500,000 1,500,000 Time zone UTC+8 Latitude Longitude 1°29′ N 103°44′ E Johor Bahru, also spelled Johor Baru or Johore Bahru and near-universally abbreviated as JB, is the largest city and... The Federation of Malaya, or in Malay Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, was formed in 1948 from the British settlements of Penang and Malacca and the nine Malay states and replaced the Malayan Union. ... Raffles College is a Singapore high school run broadly along the lines of a British public school. ...


After graduation, he helped out at his father’s company, and later founded the Kuok Brothers Sdn Bhd in 1949. He began investing in the sugar refinery business and became known as the "Sugar King" of Malaysia. 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... A sugar is a carbohydrate which is sweet to taste. ...


He quickly moved into other businesses, establishing the largest flour mill in Malaysia. His business interests range from sugarcane plantations, sugar refinery, flour milling, animal feed, oil and mining to finance, hotels, properties, trading and freight. Look up flour in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Species Saccharum arundinaceum Saccharum bengalense Saccharum edule Saccharum officinarum Saccharum procerum Saccharum ravennae Saccharum robustum Saccharum sinense Saccharum spontaneum Sugarcane or Sugar cane (Saccharum) is a genus of between 6-37 species (depending on taxonomic interpretation) of tall grasses (family Poaceae, tribe Andropogoneae), native to warm temperate to tropical regions...


Kuok controls the Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts Chain, Kerry Group, Perlis Plantations Bhd, South-China Morning Post and dozens of other companies. Nowadays, Kuok Khoon Ean one of Robert's sons, handles most of the day-to-day operations of his businesses. The Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts is a hotel group that is based in Hong Kong and it is the largest Asian-based deluxe hotel group in the region. ...


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Robert Kuok - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (177 words)
Robert Kuok Hock Nien (郭鶴年, pinyin: Guō Hènián) (born October 6, 1923, in Johor Bahru, in then Malaya) is reputedly the richest man in Malaysia.
Kuok controls the Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts Chain, Kerry Group, Perlis Plantations Bhd, South-China Morning Post and dozens of other companies.
Nowadays, Kuok Khoon Ean one of Robert's sons, handles most of the day-to-day operations of his businesses.
Published or Presented Writings (6741 words)
Robert Kuok's father, an immigrant from Foochow came to Johore Baru in 1909 and established Tong Seng Company in wholesaling and retailing rice, sugar and flour.
For Robert Kuok, it meant the only way they knew that would allow them to build up a trading base for their group and continue the diversification and dispersion in terms of their activities and products.
Kuoks who had started their business in sugar trading, found it easier to forge business connections with other ethnic Chinese and prominent politicians to diversify their business interests into property development, media industry and hotel business throughout Southeast Asian and China.
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