The Late Song Pang SengThe Late Mr Song Pang Seng


(28 April 1927 – 30 January 2015)

Chairman of Song Pang Seng Construction (M) Sdn Bhd

MBAM Past Council Member (1976-1979),

Treasurer General (1980-1988) &

Treasurer General of 20th IFAWPCA (1983)

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The late Mr Song Pang Seng was a prominent figure for the construction industry in Malaysia. He was also the first few licenced plumber in Malaysia and in Singapore.

In 1951 he began his construction career where he formed Song Pang Seng Construction (M) Sdn Bhd.

Under the leadership of the late Mr Song as the Chairman of Song Pang Seng Construction (M) Sdn Bhd, has built the first radio transmitting station in Kajang and the first television studio in Dewan Tuanku Abdul Rahman. The company was also actively involved in the construction of numerous schools, institutions, and hospitals namely Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Orang Asli Hospital in Gombak, and the Institute of Medical Research Phase I & II in Kuala Lumpur.

In Memory of Mr Song Pang Seng

Other major construction projects include:

  1. The maintenance of the Golf Course at Royal Selangor Golf Club (RSGC) (1960s’)
  2. University Melaya Medical Centre (UMMC) – new ward block (1973)
  3. 8 acres TAR College Phase I, with site clearing & earthworks over 27 acres site, Kuala Lumpur (1976)
  4. KL General Hospital, Phase III & IVB (1977)
  5. Institute of Medical Research Phase I & II, Kuala Lumpur (1979)
  6. 12 storey Berjaya Party Headquarters Building and Cinema cum Conference, Kota Kinabalu (1981)
  7. Swimming Pool, Club House, Grandstand – RMC Sungei Besi, Kuala Lumpur (1981)
  8. 9 storey Wisma SPS, Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur (1981)
  9. 12 blocks Bumiputra Skill Training School in Papar, Sabah (1982)
  10. 16 storey Bernama Headquarters (Wisma Bernama), Kuala Lumpur (1983)
  11. 7 ha Sabah State Muzium, Kota Kinabalu (1983)
  12. 13 storey with 2-3 storey wing blocks – Pusat Islam Kuala Lumpur (1984)
  13. 17 storey Wisma Bernama, Kuala Lumpur (1984)
  14. 30 acres integrated development – Wijaya Park, Sabah (1984)
  15. Kamunting Reservoir, Taiping (1984)
  16. 38 storey Tabung Haji Headquarters, Kuala Lumpur (1985)
  17. Ferringhi Hotel, Penang (1986)
  18. Children’s Hospital Kuala Lumpur at KL General Hospital – first paediatric institute in Malaysia (1991)
  19. Taman Mayang Commercial Complex, PJ (1996)
  20. Bukit Merah Laketown Resort (1997)
  21. 5 metre Menara Alor Setar Telecommunications Tower (1997)

The late Mr Song has a track record in plumbing, sanitation and public health in Malaysia and Singapore. He was a master plumber, an examiner for the Plumbing Association Malaysia and has also trained other master plumbers in Malaysia and Singapore.

Amongst the major public health engineering projects undertaken were:

  1. Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), previously known as Rida Training Centre, Lornie Road (now called Jalan Syed Putra) (1957)
  2. Mandarin Hotel, Singapore (1969)
  3. Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore (1970)
  4. The Main Water Supply Scheme and Water Tower, Gurney Road
  5. KL General Hospital Phase I & II (1968)
  6. RTM Angkasapuri, Kuala Lumpur (1968)
  7. Development Bank of Singapore, Singapore (1971)
  8. Swimming Pool, Royal Selangor Golf Club (RSGC) (1978)
  9. University Melaya Medical Centre (UMMC), PJ (1973)
  10. Development Bank of Singapore, Singapore (1971)
  11. Swimming Pool, Royal Selangor Golf Club (RSGC) (1978)
  12. Pantai Medical Centre (1980)
  13. S. Embassy, Kuala Lumpur (1982)
  14. Komtar Tower, Penang (1985)

The late Mr Song’s story of dedication and passion in pursue of excellence has been an inspiration to many others. We have lost a great man, a man with charisma, admirable values and generosity, a man who played a pivotal role in the construction industry. This is the time for us to grieve his passing, and more importantly a time to celebrate his life.

The late Mr Song Pang Seng is survived by wife, Madam Poh Beng Soo, 7 children and 18 grandchildren.

We wish to record our deepest gratitude and appreciation for his untiring effort in helping to promote MBAM and his contributions and participation in the activities of the Association.

On behalf of Master Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM) Council Members and Members, we would like to extend our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family of the late Mr Song Pang Seng, Chairman of Song Pang Seng Construction (M) Sdn Bhd.

He will be truly missed and our thoughts are forever with the family.

May his soul rest in eternal peace.