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Hermann Tilke designs FASTrack Iskandar

Written by Cheryl Tay on . Posted in Cheryl Tay News | Latest Industry News


  • FASTrack Iskandar appoints Hermann Tilke, world renowned racing circuit designer for motorsports track in Nusajaya, Iskandar Malaysia.
  • Singapore leading architecture firm, RSP Architects is also appointed as architect and town planner of the 300 acres project.
  • First phase of the project will see go kart and race track ready by 2016.

FASTrack Iskandar Sdn Bhd (“FASTrack Iskandar”) is pleased to announce today that the design of the race track at its 300 acres integrated multi-purpose motorsports hub located at Nusajaya, Iskandar Malaysia which is less than five minutes’ drive from
Singapore’s Tuas Second Link will be undertaken by the world leading circuit designer Hermann Tilke of Tilke Engineers & Architects (“Tilke”).

(1) Left to Right_Mr Barry ,Mr Hermann Tilke, Mr Lai Huen Poh, Mr Raymond

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Future of Singapore motorsports in question

Written by Cheryl Tay on . Posted in Cheryl Tay Blog | Blog Post of Cheryl Tay 1 Comment

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The first question on everyone’s lips when they first heard about billionaire Peter Lim investing in the Motorsports City in Nusajaya was – “Why Johor and not Singapore?”

Lim, a Singaporean billionaire, earned his money as a top remisier (he was once dubbed “Remisier King”) before ploughing that cash back into high-profile investments in healthcare, real estate and sports cars.

The 59-year-old quit stockbroking and became a full-time investor in 1996, going on to invest in palm oil producer Wilmar, fashion distributor FJ Benjamin, Thomson Medical Centre and British sports car manufacturer McLaren.

A big fan of sports, he also owns a string of Manchester United FC-themed bars and clubs in Asia and almost bought over Liverpool FC in 2010.

His latest business venture sees him join hands with Malaysian state-owned UEM Land to build an integrated motorsports hub in Iskandar, Johor, of which he has a 70 per cent stake in, under his company FASTrack Autosports.

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