09 Jul '11, 10pm

The former street urchin who started a multi-million-dollar shipping business:

Seated straight-backed in a plush sofa at French restaurant Brasserie Les Saveurs, businessman and investor Alan H J Chan scans the menu with an eagle eye. He decides on a bowl of lobster bisque and says he will order dessert later. The 79-year-old chairman of Petroships Investment professes to have a small appetite, eating three light meals a day and nothing in between. "You see," Mr Chan begins, "people tend to eat too much. There are so many obese people in the world. It shortens one's life and makes one clumsy too." Never short of a candidly-expressed view on the world, Mr Chan describes his background as "rather chequered". "I've lived under five flags - Chinese by birth, British by immigration, Japanese through military conquest, Malaysian by merger and Singaporean by independence," he says. He also calls himself a "late developer". "I built myself up the hard way, r...

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