Country Heights Holding Berhad
The pioneering spirit of Lee has led him to focus on property development with
a difference – and he soon made his mark in land and urban regeneration projects in Malaysia as well as outside the country. He first earned industry recognition for his landmark role in transforming an abandoned rubber estate into country home living residences with quality landscaped environments. He later took up the challenge to deliver with the vision and drive which was the hallmark of his entrepreneurial style by converting the world largest open cast mining land into a breathtaking landmark of the Mines Resort City. It is the largest environmental project undertaken throughout Malaysia history.
Tan Sri Lee was the first entrepreneur and developer of private industrial park in Kuala Lumpur when the government opens its door to foreign investors. From the logged-over jungles of north Borneo to the hinterland of Mauritius from the backwaters of Johannesburg to the historical Royal Docks, London, Tan Sri Lee has made his mark on property development. The Exhibition Centre in London or ExCel, Britain’s LARGEST stand-alone exhibition centre in the Docklands is a result of his vision and passion and so is the Borneo Highlands Resort and Hornbill Golf & Jungle Club in Sarawak which has won the CNBC Award for Best Golf Development Malaysia in 2008.
Besides being a developer, Lee Kim Yew also developed a passion as a hotelier, golf course manager and tourism promoter. His company owns and manages three state-of-the-art golf courses – two in Malaysia and one in South Africa – and hotels, including the magnificent Palace of the Golden Horses in Kuala Lumpur and the Hornbill Golf & Jungle Club. The spectacular Palace of the Golden Horses Hotel had held various international events such as NAM Summit, Commonwealth Games, APEX, G15 and is also the favourite accommodation to King Abdullah of Jordan.
Tan Sri Lee’s motto of “Ever Searching for Better Living” is dedicated towards building better homes, lifestyle and opportunities for Malaysians to benefit from; and continue to contribute his innovative business ideas, to experience unique, novel and healthy Malaysian hospitality.
With Lee’s passionate and enthusiastic leadership, all developments were completed successfully and was highly demanded by local and foreign investors/buyers. Despite the 1997 and 2008 financial crisis, Lee has weathered through it and bringing Country Heights Holding Berhad to another level with stronger foundation.