Entrepreneur and cinema pioneer Goh Eng Wah dies at 92

Mr Goh Eng Wah, who was the patriarch of the Eng Wah cinema group, died aged 92 last Saturday, Sept 5, 2015.
Mr Goh Eng Wah, who was the patriarch of the Eng Wah cinema group, died aged 92 last Saturday, Sept 5, 2015. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Entrepreneur and local cinema industry pioneer Goh Eng Wah died last Saturday (Sept 5). He was 92.

Mr Goh was the executive chairman and founder of Eng Wah Global, which has businesses spanning the entertainment, property, hospitality and lifestyle sectors in Singapore and Malaysia, his company said in a statement.

"Spanning 70 years, his entertainment empire included the management of several iconic entertainment businesses in post-war Singapore such as Happy Theatre, Victory Theatre in Gay World, and Silver World Theatre which eventually led to his management of Happy World," the company release said.

Mr Goh was recognised for his contribution towards Singapore earlier this year. He was a recipient of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry SG50 Outstanding Chinese Business Pioneers Award.