Oct 2022

October 2022 – Gamuda Rise Newsletter

AFTER an epic wait of six years, the Project Delivery Partner agreement between SRS Consortium and the Penang State Government was finally inked on 1 July 2020, marking the start of the official roll-out of the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP).

ARCHIVE: October 2022


Gamuda Bags Two Awards at Asiamoney Asia’s Outstanding Companies Poll 2022

Gamuda was named Overall Most Outstanding Company in Malaysia in this year’s Asiamoney Asia’s Outstanding Companies Poll. Additionally, we also bagged the Most Outstanding Company in Malaysia for the Construction and Engineering sector for the fourth time in a row (2019 –2022).   

Over 900 fund managers, analysts, bankers and rating agencies participated in the polling to recognise public listed companies. The Asiamoney awards affirm Gamuda’s commitment to strong financial performance, management team excellence, proactive investor relations outreach and sustainability initiatives. 

This achievement is a testament to our commitment and excellence in delivering high-impact transformation through our projects delivery. Together, let’s continue to advance our best practices, experience and expertise across our infrastructure and property development projects at home and abroad to keep the momentum going.  

From L-R: Asiamoney editor Rashmi Kumar, Gamuda Land chief operating officer Chu Wai Lune, Gamuda Berhad deputy group managing director Mohammed Rashdan bin Mohd Yusof, Gamuda Engineering managing director Justin Chin Jing Ho, Gamuda Land Vietnam chairman and general director Angus Liew and Asiamoney deputy editor Manju Dalal at the Asia’s Outstanding Companies Poll 2022 award ceremony held at the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore.

Seeding the Foundation for the Future

Yayasan Gamuda has awarded full scholarships amounting to RM13 million to deserving students from B40 families to pursue their tertiary education dreams at local and overseas institutions.  

The Gamuda Scholarship 2022 Awards Ceremony highlights the stories of our remarkable scholars. A heartfelt thank you to Gamuda Talent Management and Organisational Development Department for a successful scholarship programme. 


One Million Safe Man-Hours for Gali Batu!

Gamuda Singapore recently celebrated a significant milestone: One million safe man-hours without a loss time injury in DE142-Gali Batu Multi-Storey Bus Depot project.  

Achieving zero accidents after approximately 24 months of construction works following the site opening from the pandemic Circuit Breaker is no easy feat. With a large number of contractors and employees working together on the 10-hectare project, it is critical for all stakeholders to be aligned on the implementation of the safety plan. 

Certificates of recognition and merit were presented to contractors and safe-performing individuals in the presence of Gamuda Singapore operation general manager Toh Seng Kah, assistant general manager Eileen Teo and project director Eddi Rimba. 

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Gamuda Singapore at the Symposium on Innovation and Challenges in Asian Tunnelling (SICAT) 2022

Gamuda Singapore recently participated in the Symposium on Innovation and Challenges in Asian Tunnelling (SICAT) 2022, organised by the Tunnelling and Underground Construction Society Singapore (TUCSS) as a Gold Sponsor.    The two-day event brought together industry leaders from Singapore, China, Japan, and Korea to share knowledge and insights on recent underground infrastructure projects.   
Let's hear it from our participants on their SICAT experience!
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Inside the pioneering restaurant
that employs differently-abled people

DIB brings joy to their many employees with learning and development disabilities.  

Deaf-in-Business (DIB) at Menara Gamuda isn’t your average restaurant. While you can still get your nasi goreng kampung and latte, it has one very unique difference from other cafés and restaurants in the building – 90% of its employees are differently-abled people, ranging from people with learning and development disabilities to autism and hearing impairment.

The restaurant is the brainchild of Dr Allen Teh. The former manager at the first deaf-operated KFC outlet incorporated in 1985 at Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur, is not motivated by money. Instead, he is motivated by the difference he makes in differently-abled people’s lives. “I wanted to create a business where they can have the same opportunities as everyone else in the working world,” he said.  

The community-business has a strong 10-member team of workers who ensure every customer leaves with a smile. For many of the employees, this is their first job. At DIB, the employees steadily move up the rank by specialising in five areas – floor duties, drink preparation, food preparation, cashier and finally, cooking duties. 

Famous for his nasi goreng, Kok Jiann Cheng has worked at the restaurant for 10 years. The 30-year-old barista and team leader enjoys making latte art and working with his friends. But most importantly, the job has given him financial freedom, changing his life forever.  

From left, Kok Jiann Cheng, Tracey Lim and Dr Allen Teh share with us their journey at DIB.   

Since its opening in January 2011, the restaurant has gone on to change the way other people see, value and accept those with disabilities. “Seeing them at work made me realise they are just like everyone else. Creating a platform for them brings so much hope for the future of people with disabilities everywhere,” said Chuah Ping Shien, a regular customer at DIB.

Despite facing many challenges in obtaining funding to sustain the business and getting more differently-abled people to come on board, Dr Allen is hopeful that DIB will continue to improve the livelihoods of people with autism and hearing impairment, through skills training, unbiased employment and business entrepreneurship.

“Ironman in KL” by artist with autism, Kirtanraw Subramanian

Mid-Autumn Festival:
More than just mooncakes

Mooncake Festival, or the Mid-Autumn Festival, is a traditional celebration of many East and Southeast Asian cultures. In ancient times, it was celebrated by farmers to mark another bountiful harvest. Today, it has become an incredibly important opportunity for a family gathering, with many gifting mooncakes to family, friends and business associates throughout the season.

Navaratri and the Nine Emperor Gods: Festivals Fostering Unity

The Nine Emperor Gods festival is named after the Nine Emperor Gods begotten by the supreme goddess in Taoism. Meanwhile, Navaratri or “Nine Nights” is a festival celebrating the divine Goddess Durga, who defeated the demon king Mahishasura in a great battle. Though separated by beliefs, the festivals share some common practices: 

  • Coincide on the same nine days in the same ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar.  
  • Hindu and Taoist devotees observe a fasting period and offer prayers to mother goddess and the Nine Emperor Gods respectively. 
  • Devotees of both religions follow a strict vegetarian diet during the nine days. 
Gamuda Green Plan

As a Group, we pledge to conduct our business in a sustainable manner by tackling climate change and establishing limits to our carbon emissions.

Need a refresher on Gamuda Green Plan? 

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Sustainable Planning and Design, and Circular Construction

Our Community is Our Business

Environmental and Biodiversity Conservation
Enhancing Sustainability via Digitalisation


ADVISORS: Justin Chin Jing Ho, Ngan Chee Meng
CHIEF EDITORS: Dr. Bhavani Krishna lyer, Ong Jee Lian
COPY EDITORS: Faslika Das, Kaarthiega Anantan
DESIGNER: Rafy Hamid, Tan Yee Chung