03 Jul '11, 6am

King of cranes

In the lifting business, Roland Ng San Tiong has few equals. The 58-year-old British-trained civil engineer is chief executive of Tat Hong, one of the world's largest operators of crawler and tower cranes. Despite the family's centillions, he is a quiet, unassuming man who shuns the high life and, unlike most other millionaires, fast cars are not on his list of passions. "I prefer the simple life, and being close to family and friends is more important to me," he says, quietly pointing out: "I drive a Mercedes and there is another car for my wife to use." Mr Ng is married to his sweetheart from Dunman Secondary School and has three grown-up boys aged 34, 29 and 25. The eldest, Ng Chen Wei, is now with the firm after a stint with Dutch bank ABN-Amro. The second is with HSBC Bank while the youngest, who recently graduated from an Australian university, will soon join CIMB Ba...

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