Building strength

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In the corporate world, a key element that projects strength and confidence is the assets one owns. This is especially true where buildings are concerned. Beautiful structures that stand out from the rest lend corporations an identity and become a talking point not only among the business community, but also the public. The Trump Tower… Read more >>

Knowing the market

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One of the reasons why successful businessmen are able to turn around businesses despite great challenges is because they know the market well. Knowing the market is crucial in any businesses. If you do not know the market, your products and services are doomed to fail. I am blessed to have a good sense on… Read more >>

A law school where it all started

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SEGi College Sarawak’s Law School recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the SEGi Law Society held a dinner in a posh hotel in Kuching. The event is a significant milestone to me. Before it became SEGi College Sarawak, it was known as IBMS College, where I, at the age of 32, went… Read more >>

Channel88 is our Life in Motion

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In HCK Capital Group Bhd, we always try to spot emerging trends and look at how we could monetize it by staying ahead of the curve. We believe that success does not happen by chance, but is the result of careful planning to make sure that we are at the right place at the right… Read more >>

Defying the odds in publishing

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In publishing circles, many are talking about the eventual demise of print, as Internet becomes the preferred platform to reach out to readers. While we recognise the enormous potential of the Internet, HCK Capital Group believes there is still a market for print publications. This was why, despite advice from print doomsayers, its publishing division… Read more >>

Getting ready for the digital wave

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On top of print publications under the HCK Media, we are also involved in several new media business endeavours. Some are already up and running, others are in the pipeline. Theantdaily.com is a portal which provides immediate analyses and commentaries to breaking news. The site has garnered a sizeable following since its inception in August… Read more >>

Integrated facilities for students

The Oak blog

As someone who’s been in the tertiary education for a long time, I can say with some degree of certainty that I know what students want. It is this experience in the tertiary education industry that comes in handy in another project of mine, The Oak Student Suites. Run by HCK Hospitality, which is under… Read more >>

Inspiring and motivating the young

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Recently, it was reported in the media that students from my alma mater, SMK Sacred Heart in Sibu, Sarawak had done very well in their STPM examinations last year. Nineteen students scored 4As, eight of whom got all A+. Fiveteen students each got 3As and 2As respectively. The school’s principal, David Teo attributed the school’s… Read more >>

Going back to the roots

The Kuching Institution (in blue) where my venture into the tertiary education industry began

There is a old saying that “the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. Sometimes, having traversed long distances, it can be humbling to look back at where it all started. This is why I get somewhat nostalgic every time I drop by what used to be the IBMS College, in downtown… Read more >>

Thriving in tough times

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A popular notion going around now is that the property market is set for a slowdown, no thanks to the government’s cooling measures, as buyers become more cautious with the impending implementation of the GST and the tumbling oil prices. These concerns are valid. But we shouldn’t let external factors weigh down our businesses. In… Read more >>