Datuk Seri Lim Chong Keat – Relentless Champion of Penang’s Botanical Heritage
By Ong Siou Woon
January 2022PENANG PROFILE
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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