Singaporean tycoon Ong Beng Seng opens luxury resort on Malaysian island

Hoang Vu July 9, 2024 | 1:00 AM PST

A beach view room at the Boathouse Pulau Tioman Resort. Photo credit: Resort

Hotel Properties Limited, a real estate and hotel development company owned by Singaporean tycoon Ong Beng Seng, has opened a luxury resort on Malaysia’s Pulau Tioman, a island renowned for its diving experiences.

The new resort, which opened on July 1, is called Boathouse Pulau Tioman and is located in Kampung Nipah on the southwest coast of Tioman Island, a 10-minute boat ride from Kampung Genting. It has 31 bungalows. The Straits Times report.

With rates starting from 1,200 ringgit (US$255) per night, the hotel is targeted at tourists from Singapore, Malaysia, Europe, North Asia and India.

A beach on Pulau Tioman, Malaysia. Photo courtesy of Boathouse Pulau Tioman

A beach on Pulau Tioman, Malaysia. Photo courtesy of Boathouse Pulau Tioman

This is the third luxury resort on the island so far.

The other two resorts are the four-star Berjaya Tioman Resort, owned by Malaysian businessman Vincent Tan, and Japamala Tioman Resort, run by Samadhi Retreats.

Tioman Island is sparsely populated and surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a popular spot for scuba diving, snorkelling and surfing.

Ong Beng Seng is a Singapore-based Malaysian businessman who owns a number of hotel, fashion and lifestyle brands with his wife Christina Ong. The couple were ranked 26th on Forbes magazine’s list of Singapore’s 50 richest people last year, with a net worth of $1.7 billion.

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