Doh Family Matriarch becomes Nonagenarian

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It is always a joyous occasion when someone celebrates a birthday, and even more so when the celebrant is the matriarch of the Doh family who reached 90 years of age! The Doh family, inclusive of the three grandsons, Dato’ Doh Jee Chai, Dato’ Marcus Doh and Dato’ Jimmy Doh, held a grand celebration for their grandmother, Madam Ling Chong Ing to commemorate this special occasion together with the community at Bei King Restaurant in Sitiawan, Perak, recently.

Dato’ Doh Neng Chiong escorting his mother, Madam Ling Chong Ing during her grand birthday celebration
Dato’ Doh Neng Chiong escorting his mother, Madam Ling Chong Ing during her grand birthday celebration

The mammoth celebration was attended by approximately 1200 people, out of which over 100 relatives spanning four generations were present, the youngest ones being twins who are just 2 months old. Other notable attendees also included Members of Parliament Dato’ Seri Kong Cho Ha who is also the Minister of Transport, Dato’ Ngeh Koo Ham and Tuan Nga Kor Ming, all of whom extended their well-wishes to the nonagenarian.

In conjunction with the celebration, donations were given to 10 selected charities and organisations including Rumah Wawasan, Pusat Heamodialisis Manjung and Pioneer Church Kampung Koh, to name a few. Thirty less fortunate individuals also received ang pows during the dinner.

Dato’ Doh Neng Chiong presenting a cheque to a representative from Rumah Wawasan. Looking on are the DOH brothers, Dato’ Seri Kong Cho Ha, Minister of Transport (4th from right) and Dato’ Ngeh Koo Ham (5th from left)
Dato’ Doh Neng Chiong presenting a cheque to a representative from Rumah Wawasan. Looking on are the DOH brothers, Dato’ Seri Kong Cho Ha, Minister of Transport (4th from right) and Dato’ Ngeh Koo Ham (5th from left)

“We are incredibly fortunate to have our grandmother with us over these 90 years! This is truly an auspicious day for our family and we want to share our joy with those around us so that they too will have much cause for celebration,” said Dato’ Doh Jee Chai.

The Doh family is well-known among the community in Sitiawan, Perak. The family has played a large part in shaping and developing the property sector in the fast-growing township, starting with Dato’ Doh Neng Chiong who founded the family’s companies – Yik Wang Development and Setia Awan in the 1980s. Since his retirement in 2005, Setia Awan is now helmed by Dato’ Doh’s three sons.

Happy birthday! - The DOH brothers, (standing, from left), Dato’ Doh Jee Chai,  Dato’ Jimmy Doh and Dato’ Marcus Doh with their father, Dato’ Doh Neng Chiong (seated, 1st from left), grandmother, Madam Ling Chong Ing and Dato’ Seri Kong Cho Ha, Minister of Transport (4th from left, standing)
Happy birthday! – The DOH brothers, (standing, from left), Dato’ Doh Jee Chai, Dato’ Jimmy Doh and Dato’ Marcus Doh with their father, Dato’ Doh Neng Chiong (seated, 1st from left), grandmother, Madam Ling Chong Ing and Dato’ Seri Kong Cho Ha, Minister of Transport (4th from left, standing)

Sitiawan’s residential property landscape has undergone significant changes under the three brothers’ direction, as they offer the community and investors different and innovative property options to choose from. Instead of the conventional terrace houses that were very common a few decades ago, buyers can now opt for landed or high rise properties, multiple storey bungalows, cluster homes and apartments among others, that are complete with adequate security and amenities.

“There are still a lot of potential for growth in the property sector within Sitiawan as well as in the surrounding townships. We want to offer the community with much more than just bricks and mortar. We want them to enjoy the homes they live in and to take advantage of the modern lifestyle available to them,” commented Dato’ Jimmy Doh.

For further information on Setia Awan log on to www.setiaawan.com.