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NATIONAL DAY AWARDS

Chinese community leader Chua Thian Poh tops list of National Day Award winners

Property tycoon has served in groups that encompass businesses and clans

Published on Aug 9, 2014 7:51 AM
 
Mr Chua Thian Poh is the second Chinese community leader to receive the Distinguished Service Order since it was instituted in 1968. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

Prominint businessman and property developer Chua Thian Poh, 66, tops this year's list of National Day Award winners with the Distinguished Service Order (Darjah Utama Bakti Cemerlang).

The chairman and chief executive of public-listed Ho Bee Land, is honoured for his leading role in the Chinese community and contributing to its diverse groups - from business and social services to medical and clan organisations.

He is the second Chinese community leader - after banker Wee Cho Yaw - to receive this award since it was instituted in 1968.

A former president of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCCI), the self-made property tycoon took over the reins of the 200-strong Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations four years ago from Mr Wee, who received the award in 2011.

 
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