It Changed My Life: From building bungalows to building a start-up

From building and selling a firm and bungalows, George Lim is now into a tech start-up business

Mr George Lim sold his first company for more than $10 million and became a property developer. Four years ago, he co-founded YQueue, an app that provides ordering and payment solutions.

George Lim looks like your average friendly uncle, togged out in a well-worn cotton shirt, comfortable chinos and loafers.

Those who know their watches may notice the only thing betraying him as a man of some means: a discreetly sporty Vacheron Overseas Chronograph Perpetual Calendar on his left wrist. One of only 80 limited edition pieces, it retails for nearly $100,000.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 09, 2020, with the headline 'Meet George, the Builder'. Print Edition | Subscribe