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Gold-plated yacht worth 3bn pounds

Postby ZacK » Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:44 pm

This is approx worth SGD5.8bn... KL Twin Towers was built at a cost of USD1.6bn... Imagine this one yacht is possibly worth two separate developments of KL Twin Tower. Super waste of money, imagine how many people around the globe he can help with that kind of money :spank:

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Gold-plated yacht is world's most expensive at 3bn pounds
By ANI | ANI – 1 hour 39 minutes agotweet0EmailPrintLondon, July 21 (ANI): A gold-plated yacht designed by a British jeweller is said to be world's most expensive at 3 billion pounds.


Liverpool jeweller Stuart Hughes, 40, designed the 100ft craft, named History Supreme, and it has been billed as the world's most unique yacht, with 100 tons of gold, covering more than half its surface

The sleeping quarters are covered in platinum, it has a statue made from the bone of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, and the deck, dining areas, rails and anchor are also made from precious metals including platinum.

"It was probably the most mammoth task ever," the Sun quoted Hughes, who took three years to build the History Supreme for a Malaysian businessman, as saying.

"I've covered all sorts of things in gold but this has got to be my most ambitious project yet. This will never be topped.

"The businessman just approached us and asked us whether we could do it. He wanted a plane doing as well, but the thing would never take off if we did.

"So he said, 'Can you do the yacht?' and I said, 'We'll give it a crack.' We just did what we were told and are delighted with the result," Hughes, who also made a 5 million pound diamond-wrapped iPhone, added.

The yacht was built in Italy and completed in Malaysia two weeks ago. (ANI)

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Re: Gold-plated yacht worth 3bn pounds

Postby Jennifer » Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:17 pm

A self centered adult.

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Re: Gold-plated yacht worth 3bn pounds

Postby phtthp » Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:29 pm

reminds me of :-

'Do not store up treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.'

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Re: Gold-plated yacht worth 3bn pounds

Postby phtthp » Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:35 pm

100 tons of gold ... will attract thieves of all kinds

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Re: Gold-plated yacht worth 3bn pounds

Postby ZacK » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:14 pm

phtthp wrote:reminds me of :-

'Do not store up treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.'


Mebbe dat was why he wanted all gold plated.. at least to prevent moth and rust from setting in :siao: ... I wonder if the yacht can still float :imdrowning:

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Re: Gold-plated yacht worth 3bn pounds

Postby ZacK » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:15 pm

Jennifer wrote:A self centered adult.


Maybe it is something that I can nvr fathom cos I will nvr have that kind of $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$... Ok you get wat I mean...Seriously wat was he thinking? :siao:

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Re: Gold-plated yacht worth 3bn pounds

Postby ZacK » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:19 pm

We may not know exactly who.. But quite likely shd be one of the guys here...

List of Malaysians by net worth
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This is a list of billionaires in Malaysia as of 2011, published by Forbes.

Rank Name Net Worth (US$ billions)
1 Robert Kuok 12.5
2 Ananda Krishnan 9.5
3 Lee Kim Hua 6.6
4 Lee Shin Cheng 5.0
5 Quek Leng Chan 4.8
6 Teh Hong Piow 4.7
7 Yeoh Tiong Lay 2.7
8 Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary 2.5
9 Vincent Tan 1.25
10 Tiong Hiew King 1.2

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Re: Gold-plated yacht worth 3bn pounds

Postby phtthp » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:25 pm

yacht so heavy made of 100 tons of gold, how to float ?

density will make it sink for sure, if put on water.
maybe he build for display only, to become a yacht museum for everyone to admire ?

reminds me of Noah's ark, but that was made of wood.

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Re: Gold-plated yacht worth 3bn pounds

Postby phtthp » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:35 pm

think of the millions of African children out there suffering from hunger, with big stomachs of worms and mere skin & bones sticking out, dying slowly out there because no food, no education ...

think of the millions of Indonesian kids out there begging for food, running around barefooted, hunting for food from rubbish dump ....

think of the millions of people living beneath poverty line, 1 day earning power only around $1 SGD ...

and this man is showing off his wealth, when he could have used this amount of money to help the world in a more meaningful way ... build schools, educate the poor children all over the world, to help them overcome the poverty viscious cycle ...

donate or channel his money towards health, housing, education for the sick and poor, for more meaningful cause & purpose in life !

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Re: Gold-plated yacht worth 3bn pounds

Postby Jennifer » Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:12 am

This discussion reminds me of a joke I read in Reader's Digest.

$1, $5 and $100 die on the same day.

All 3 stand outside Heaven gate, waiting for entry.

God took a look at $1 and said, "Pls come in, old friend."

Similarly for $5.

When it comes to $100 turn, God said, "How come I hv never seen u around?"

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