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PROPERTY NEWS | NEWS OUTSTANDING ACCOLADES HONOURED WITH THE MALAYSIAN FUJIAN OUTSTANDING ENTREPRENEUR AWARD Tan Sri Danny Tan Chee Sing, founder of Tropicana Corporation Berhad and the main shareholder of the company, was one of the 62 Malaysian Hokkiens to be recognised at the Federation of Hokkien Associations Malaysia’s (FHAM). Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, who was present to present the awards, earlier in his speech described the award recipients as those who have achieved remarkable successes. “Today is a historic and meaningful celebration. As a government, we always recognise the contribution of the Chinese community to our country’s development, and in particular the Hokkien community which represents the vast majority of the successful entrepreneurs in Malaysia,” he said. Tan Sri Danny Tan was one of the 38 recipients of the Malaysian Fujian Outstanding Entrepreneur Award. It was a double blessing as Tan Sri Danny’s brother Tan Sri Vincent Tan, who is the founder of Berjaya Holdings, was the recipient of the Malaysian Fujian Exemplary Leader Award that night. Recipients were picked for their contributions to the community and country, representing different segments and categories, including education, literature, sports and arts. TM | NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 50
NEWS | PROPERTY NEWS TROPICANA WINS BIG! Selangor-based Tropicana Corporation dominated at the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) 2017 clinching a total of 8 golden trophies. Tropicana Corporation won the year’s highest honour for Best Condo Developer (Malaysia). Its Tropicana Residences project also clinched the ‘Best of Malaysia’ award for Best Condo Development (Malaysia), while its integrated community project Tropicana Metropark bagged the Best Mixed Use Development award. Prem Kumar, chairman of the independent panel of experts and executive director of Jones Lang Wootton, praised the resilience of the domestic property market as it continues to undergo a period of consolidation.“We wanted to make an impact to the industry and that’s why the panel of judges decided to expand this year’s awards categories to recognise other important segments such as affordable housing. We want to encourage developers to cater to different types of Malaysian consumers,” he said. A total of 21 awards were presented at the black-tie event that welcomed almost 300 guests. 51 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 | TM