Lim Siew Hong
Senior Executive, Kuok Singapore
There were two big tables on the fifth floor of the company’s first office, at 15 Carpenter Street in Singapore, and we all ate together like one big family.
When I started work in Mr. Robert Kuok’s department, I was very young and ignorant, but eager to work hard and learn.
I spent most of my time manning the telex machines. At that time, sending and receiving telexes was one of the fastest modes of communication.
I remember in the early days, when the company was small, we had lunch provided by an old cook we called “Ah Pek”. He would prepare a typical home-cooked lunch.
There were two big tables on the fifth floor of the company’s first office, at 15 Carpenter Street in Singapore, and we all ate together like one big family. I have fond memories of those days.
I am always humbled when I think of Mr. RK’s personal touch and his kindness, especially when I know he is occupied by so many other important things and weighty matters.
I feel truly blessed to have worked for Mr. RK personally. From him I have learned kindness, compassion, prudence, integrity, diligence and trustworthiness. These are values I try to emulate and to pass on to my children.