Sunday, February 21, 2010

JOE DI MAGGIO (Richard Cramer)

Born to an italian immigrant family in San Francisco. He started playing baseball with Seals with brother Dominic (who later play for Red Sox). He join Yankees during the time when Babe Ruth performance was rock bottom.

Officially sign for Yankees in 1936 for USD 65,000. Yankees won the World Series that year and as a rookie Joe contributed with .323 AVG, 29 HR and 125 RBIs. Look at Ty Cobb as his mentor. He took over cleanup position from Lou Gehrig.

Married to Dorothy Arnold (an actress) and later to the famous Marilyn Monroe. In 1944 was attached with Air Force in Hawaii. Was plan to be traded to Washington Senators due to bad performance.

Monday, February 1, 2010


A biography of Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong the founder of Genting Group. He's famous for the development of Genting Highland. Originally from Anxi in Fujian District, he came to Malaysia in 1937 with only 120 dollar in his pocket. After a while he went back to China due to home sickness and decided to stay. However due to pressure from family and current situation (invasion of Japan) he then came back to Malaysia.

A self confess introvert but later decided change , he started his first business in procurement of bulldozer mostly from Singapore, buying it cheap from Singapore and selling it with a good price in Malaysia. Later move into mining business and construction. He form a company called Kien Huat. One of his biggest project is the Air Hitam Dam in Penang at time worth RM 12 Millions.

The idea of Genting Highland triggered while he's relaxing during the Cameron Higland construction project. With the help from Tan Sri Noah , he approached Pahang and Selangor State to approve the project of developing Gunung Ulu Kali (later name Genting Highland). The total area is about 5000 hectares. Few people believe that this project will be succeful. Initially he plan to build a 38 rooms hotel but after Tunku Abdul Rahman triggered the idea of building a casino , he change his plan and build a 200 rooms hotel.

Building the access road was a major problem. He also send his team to Macau to study the casino business. The casino business started in 1969 and was the only company to be given license to operate casino in Malaysia. The expansion of the resort was ongoing and in 2002 they completed the First World Hotel , the biggest hotel in the world at that time.

Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong acknowledge the help from his friend for his success. And with his son, Kok Thay taking over the business (and expanding it) , Genting Group has been one of the biggest company in Malaysia until today.


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