Successful Inheritances

The Legacy of Alfred Nobel

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Every year, the Nobel Prize is awarded “to those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind.” Extracted from the will of Alfred Nobel himself dated 27 November 1895, this document has resulted in 609 Nobel Prizes awarded to 975 people and organisations from 1901 to 2021. A Swedish chemist, […]

5 Lessons Learnt from Tan Kim Seng’s Will

People often mistake family trusts to be a relatively new concept in Asia and Singapore. After all, family trusts were first popularized by Western private banks with a dramatic rise of family offices in recent years. I was captivated by a social media post by the Citizen Archivist project organized by the National Archival Board […]

The Legacy of Tan Kah Kee

Singapore has much to be grateful to the ‘Henry Ford of Malaysia’. Born in Jimei village in Fujian Province, China in 1874, Tan Kah Kee travelled to Singapore at the age of 16 to join his father in the family’s rice trading business. A hard and talented worker, Tan Kah Kee took over the business at the age of 18.

The Prime Story

To date, the Tans run the Prime Supermarket chain of 25 stores. Outside of Singapore, Prime Group International is a family business that consists of a modern pig farm, five Sun Island golf-cum-holiday resorts and two international schools in China.