Datuk Seri Lim Chong Keat – Relentless Champion of Penang’s Botanical Heritage

By Ong Siou Woon

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Datuk Seri Lim Chong Keat. Photo by: Datuk Seri Lim Chong Keat
DATUK SERI LIM Chong Keat, renown retired architect-cum-urban designer, was involved in the design and construction of the Kompleks Tunku Abdul Rahman (or KOMTAR for short), Asia’s second tallest tower when it was completed in 1985. It remains the tallest building in Penang today.Lim also designed the Singapore Conference Hall (completed in 1965) and the Jurong Town Hall (completed in 1974) which are among the first modern buildings to be designated by the Singapore Heritage Board as national monuments.1For a...

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Ong Siou Woon

is the Chief Operating Officer of Penang Institute. This YSEALI alumnus was trained in urban planning and she finds learning about nature and food a never-ending journey.