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Tiong family interests in Australia
The Tiong family from Sarawak in Malaysia owns and controls a vast network of companies across the globe. At the head of the family is Hiew King Tiong. His personal wealth is estimated at $2.7 billion.Hiew King Tiong started the corporate empire with a logging business in Sarawak and it now extends to include interests in timber processing, agriculture (cocoa and oil palm), aquaculture, insurance, banking, publishing, optical fibres, information technology, shipping, retailing, travel, real estate and property development, mineral and mining development and print media.
Tiong's have interests in Mango's in Queensland through N.A.P Townsville Pty Ltd (based in Giru) and its ultimate holding company Burlington Corporation. Burlington is owned by Kar Wai Chan and Thomas Tiong.
Approximate location of N.A.P. Townsville - based in Giru Queensland.
The largest Mango plantation in the Northern Territory, Manbulloo Mangoes Australia Pty Ltd is owned by M.C.H. No 202 Pty Ltd which in turn is owned by Thomas Tiong and Kar Wai Chan. Manbulloo Mangoes own between 30,000 to 35,000 Mango trees on land owned by M.C.H. No 202 Pty Ltd, situated on approximately 400 hectares of land about 12km south of the town of Katherine.
Manbulloo Mangoes as seen from Google Earth
Manbulloo Mangoes approximate location marked in yellow and below.
Tiong's also have interests in the cattle and grazing industry in the Northern Territory and the southern state of Victoria. The Northern Territory operations are centred at the Jindare property located about 30 km south west of Pine Creek. Jindare is a vast grazing property located in the Daly River catchment that is owned through Taimatsu (Australia) Pty Ltd by Chiong Ong Tiong, Hiew King Tiong and Ik King Tiong. The company has been owned by the Tiongs' since 1980.
Jindare Station located south west of Pine Creek (Northern Territory) and below.
In Victoria, cattle interests are centred at properties located on approximately 300 hectares of land south of the town of Talgano in the states' North East. These properties are controlled through the Albury based Oztrust Grazing Company Pty Ltd. Oztrust is controlled by King Tiong Kew, Chiong Koo Tiong and Choon Tiong.
Approximate location of Oztrust Grazing Company land in relation to Lake Hume and Australia
Oztrust property south of Talgarno, in the distance
Typical scenery near Oztrust cattle property near Talgarno, located just south of Lake
Another company with links to the Tiong's is Clipway Pty Ltd.
Update : Habourside Shopping Complex may be up for sale.The Habourside Shopping Complex at Darling Harbour in Sydney is the most high profile of the Tiong family investments in Australia. The Harbourside provides the perfect site for activists to target in peaceful actions protesting the unnecessary destruction of tropical rainforests and the appalling social, environmental and human rights records of companies like Rimbunan Hijau.
RH timber importers into Australia are;
TLB Timber Pty Ltd Name Start: 18/2/03 Registered Office: C/- Ernst & Young, Level 5, 1 Eagle Street, Brisbane Qld, 4000 Directors: Gerard Gordon Chapman - Brushwood Drive, Samford Valley Qld, 4520 Thomas Song - 34b Torrance Street, Epsom Auckland, New Zealand. Secretary: Gerard Gordon Chapman - Brushwood Drive, Samford Valley Qld, 4520 Share Structure: 2000001 ORD shares - All held by Ernslaw One Limited 322 Neilson Street, Onehunga Auckland, New Zealand. ( NZ based company )
timber at TLB’s yard in Brisbane
Other Tiong family interests include; Westby Pty Ltd (based in the Northern Territory and ultimately controlled through Taimatsu (Australia).
Roxbrook Pty Ltd, Landmark Investments and
Landmark Projects controlled through Deland Corporation. Delisted companies
include Sarawak Sunshine Timber and
Individuals associated with companies associated with the Tiong's in Australia include; Kiu King Tiong (Thomas), Kar Wai Chan, Hiew King Tiong, Thai King Tiong, Kiong King Tiong, Ik King Tiong, Lay Puay Ho, Mee See Wong, Chiong Ong Tiong, Al Ling Tiong, Wee Huong ABC Ting, Hugh Fairley and Aaron Tieng Sii Ting.