PENANG MASTER BUILDERS & BUILDING MATERIALS DEALERS ASSOCIATION (PMBBMDA) – KIM TIN SEAH

Going to be the 135th Anniversary this year - PMBBMDA was set up in 1877. We are proud to say that we may possibly be the oldest trade related association in Penang.

The Origin of 'PMBBMDA'
The late, Mr Tan Kim Tin played an important role in the history of P
MBBMDA. Here is the story:
During end of 19th Century, there used to be flooding in the Esplanade. Several efforts and projects were put up by the British Government, to build retaining wall along the beach. Unfortunately, they failed to do so. Later, a team led by Mr Tan Kim Tin was assigned to takeover the said project. Finally, the wall was successfully built. As a result, the late, Mr Tan Kim Tin was rewarded by British Government with a piece of land at Trusan Road.

Temple at Trusan Road
A 'Loh Pan Kong' temple was built on the land awarded to Mr Tan Kim Tin 90 years ago. Originally, it was an 'atap' house. As there was no proper maintenance for a long time, the building had become dilapidated. With this reason, a new building was built on 4 September 1973 after donations and support given by its members.

Association Office in Tek Soon Street
Originally, the association office is located at Tek Soon Street, which was bought before Second World War. The building under construction was abandoned during the war. After the war, with the urgent need to have an association office, the building was completed within one year. Following the joining of members engaged in building material supply sector, the association was later known as Penang Builders' & Building Material Dealers' Association (PBBMDA). The official opening ceremony of PBBMDA was held in 1959. Later, the Government was acquired the building.

Existing Association Office
With the compensation from the premise at Tek Soon Street, it was decided by all members during AGM on 29 May 1983 to purchase a new premise that is, our association office at the present. It consists of 750sq and is located at Room 306, 3rd Floor, Penang Chinese Town Hall. The new office began its operation on 16 August 1984.

PRESIDENT & SECRETARY GENERAL

YEAR

PRESIDENT

SECRETARY GENERAL

 1877 - 1949

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 1949 - 1950

  Mr. Tan Siow Lai             

  Mr. Lim Cheng Chuan

 1951 - 1952

  Mr. Tan Teow Lay           

  Mr. Ooi Eng Leong

 1953 - 1954

  Mr. Cheah Hup Sim 

  Mr. Ong Kim Kow

 1955 - 1956

  Mr. Cheah Hup Sim 

  Mr. Ong Kim Kow

 1957 - 1958

  Mr. Cheah Hup Sim 

  Mr. Chew Lay Cheong

 1959 - 1960

  Mr. Choong Han Leong 

  Mr. Lim Kar Bee

 1961

  Mr. Choong Han Leong

  Mr. Chew Lay Cheong

 1962

  Mr. Choong Han Leong

  Mr. Chew Lay Cheong

 1963

  Mr. Choong Han Leong

  Mr. Chew Lay Cheong

 1964

  Mr. Choong Han Leong

  Mr. Chew Lay Cheong

 1965

  Mr. Lim Kar Bee 

  Mr. Lim Cheng Chuan

 1966

  Mr. Lim Kar Bee

  Mr. Lim Cheng Chuan

 1967

  Mr. Lim Kar Bee

  Mr. Lim Cheng Chuan

 1968

  Mr. Lim Kar Bee

  Mr. Lim Cheng Chuan

 1969

  Mr. Lim Kar Bee

  Mr. Lim Cheng Chuan

 1970

  Mr. Lim Kar Bee

  Mr. Lim Cheng Chuan

 1971

  Mr. Lim Kar Bee

  Mr. Lim Lai Hin

 1972

  Mr. Lim Kar Bee

  Mr. Lim Lai Hin

 1973

  Mr. Lim Kar Bee

  Mr. Lim Kheng Kim

 1974

  Mr. Lim Kar Bee

  Mr. Lim Kheng Kim

 1975

  Mr. Choong Han Leong

  Mr. Lim Lai Hin

 1976

  Mr. Choong Han Leong

  Mr. Lim Lai Hin

 1977 - 1978

  Mr. Ong Hoo Hong 

  Mr. Soon Kim Seng

 1979 - 1980 

  Mr. Lim Kheng Kim 

  Mr. Liew Chean Seong

 1981 - 1982

  Mr. Lim Kheng Kim

  Mr. Liew Chean Seong

 1983 - 1984

  Dato' Lim Kheng Kim J.P  

  Mr. Tan Chong Kheng

 1985 - 1986

  Dato' Lim Kheng Kim J.P

  Mr. Chuah Chong Chin

 1987 - 1988

  Mr. Cheah Kheng Hooi 

  Mr. Chuah Chong Chin

 1989 - 1990

  Dato' Loh Keng Chong J.P 

  Mr. Tan Chong Kheng

 1991 - 1992

  Dato' Loh Keng Chong J.P

  Mr. Tan Chong Kheng

 1992 - 1994

  Mr. Tan Chong Kheng 

  Mr. Lim Hun Swee

 1994 - 1996

  Mr. Lim Hun Swee 

  Mr. Tan Seah Tee

 1996 - 1998

  Mr. Lim Hun Swee

  Mr. Tan Seah Tee

 1998 - 2000

  Mr. Tan Ewe Chuah

  Mr. Seow Soon Yeow

 2000 - 2002

  Mr. Tan Seah Tee

  Mr. Hong Leng Yeong

 2002 - 2004

  Mr. Tan Seah Tee

  Mr. Ong Chin Seng

2004 - 2006

Mr. Tan Kia Lock

Mr. Ong Chin Seng

2006 - 2008

Mr. Finn Choong Khuat Seng

Mr. Ong Seng Chye, Vincent

 

2008 - 2010

Mr. Finn Choong Khuat Seng

Mr. Ong Soo Yong

 

2010 - 2012

  Mr. Ong Seng Chye, Vincent

  Mr. Alvin Yeow

2012 - 2014

Mr. Lim Kai Seng

Mr. Lim Chee Tong


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