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Giok-keng Lim Edit Profile

also known as Lin Yu-chin


Giok-keng Lim was a Chinese merchant.


Mr. Lim was native of Fukien and born at Poelau Tello, Padang, South Sumatra in 1889.


He educated at the Malay Government School.


Giok-keng Lim worked in various business firms at Padang for 12 years. Then he joined the Singer Sewing Machine Company in 1914, first serving as a managing salesman in Lampong and later as district manager of the Company for the Lampong and Benkoelen territories. He left that Company in 1920 and started his own business which later became very successful and opened two branches, one at Semarang and the other at Benkoelen. In addition to his own business at Telok Betong Merk Kim Goan, he was also acting as agent of N.V. Catz Java Trading Company in Batavia, N.V. General Motors, Java, Handel Mij., Tandjong Priok, N.V. Oliefabriek "Archa" in Batavia, De Bataafsche Petroleum Maatschappy and Distributor of The Dunlop Rubber Co., Batavia.

Mr. Lim was a president of Tionghoa Siang Hwee (Chinese Commercial Society), Telok Betong, advisor to the Chinese Commission on Overseas Affairs in Nanking and to the Chinese Consulate of the Republic of China, Palembang.