Sunday, April 17, 2011

S'pore billionaire plans Johor medical centre

Sun, Apr 17, 2011

SINGAPORE - Singaporean billionaire Peter Lim is currently working on bringing Thomson Medical Centre across the causeway and into Johor.

The Straits Times reported that the, The Edge weekly said: Mr Lim who took over the Singapore-listed Thomson Medical private last year, has bought 14ha of land in the southern Malaysian state for the project.

The land, in the Stulang Laut area, about 2km from the Johor Causeway, was bought for a purported RM200 million (S$83 million), it reported.

A source added that 'Mr Lim is working to bring in Thomson Medical group to possibly build a health-care facility on that land, probably in an effort to capture more of the medical tourism market.'

The Edge also said he was eyeing a piece of land near Singapore's Botanic Gardens that is currently owned by Johor royalty.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Peter Lim gives $2m for Hwa Chong scholarship

Mar 25, 2011
By Jane Ng

Students Tiong Yee Eng (left) and Yap Pui Yee, both 17, are recipients of the HCIS Peter Lim Scholarship. Mr Lim said he wanted to help students from humble backgrounds who want to get an international school education but do not have the means to do so. --ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

FORMER remisier Peter Lim has donated $2 million to Hwa Chong International School's (HCIS) scholarship fund, one of the largest donations he has made to a school so far.

Mr Lim, 58, whose teenage daughter has been studying in the school since the middle of last year, had told the school he liked the 'attitude change' in her since she enrolled because she has become more scholarship enthusiastic in her studies.