Gulu Lalvani

Life on the ocean wave

China's coastal areas are moving swiftly to take advantage of a growing class of wealthy elite whose taste for the high life is driving the development of new industries.

Wednesday, 30 November, 2011, 12:00am


Like medieval alchemists, Hong Kong's would-be entrepreneurs and aspiring business stars are constantly searching for the magic formula they believe holds the key to a glittering career and untold riches.

10 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Tycoon realises his dream

Hong Kong tycoon Gulu Lalvani's dream of building a world-class 'luxury lifestyle marina community' in Phuket is sailing full-steam ahead with the first phase a sell-out success.

5 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Here's a toast to some hot property

Royal Phuket Marina held a cocktail party at the Four Seasons Hotel's Peak Suite recently to celebrate the launch of its new properties at the Thai resort.

8 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Forget the double garage - how about a yacht berth?

There I was thinking that houses with double garages were posh, but at these penthouses, luxury triplexes and duplexes at the Royal Phuket Marina in Thailand, you can park your yacht in private berths under the house. Handy!

23 May 2007 - 12:00am

Jet-setters soak up party atmosphere

There was no shortage of Hong Kong entries in the Phuket King's Cup yacht races at the weekend. The December event is quickly becoming a favourite for regional millionaire yacht owners. With Hong Kong developer Gulu Lalvani (near right) throwing lavish parties at his Royal Phuket Marina, it was a swanky weekend of fireworks, food, drinks and regatta.

12 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

A buzzing trade boosts Binatone

BINATONE BEGAN HUMBLY importing transistor radios from Hong Kong to Britain in the late 1950s, and it still ranks among the more modest telecoms players. But things may be changing.

The firm's headquarters in Western are hardly luxurious, and the digital cordless phones it designs and sells worldwide are marketed under the unassuming slogan: 'Innovation you can afford'.

17 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Beauty is only a boat trip away

They say you can't substitute spending time with your kids with material things, but if that thing is spending a weekend or two with a handful of Miss Universe contestants, like Dino Lalvani did, I guess the kids don't complain.

8 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Late lingerings

The late-night revellers of the Kee Club lived up to their reputation when they launched their Night Owl membership recently, partying well into morning to start a programme for people who sleep all day and party all night.

29 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

On the waterfront

Retirement may not be on the must-do list of Gulu Lalvani, the chairman of international electronics giant Binatone. But it's something the 65-year-old has, nevertheless, prepared for in a big way.

17 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Tiger tranquil in Thailand

After winning the Johnnie Walker Classic golf tournament in Phuket, Thailand, Tiger Woods took some time off for a much-needed rest.

Where did he stay? None other than the private villa of electronics tycoon Gulu Lalvani in the Amanpuri resort.

13 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Deal on defence lands delayed

CHINESE and British officials yesterday extended talks on the handover of defence land after failing to strike a deal in three days of discussions.

Talks would continue today, and probably into next week, the negotiators said.

14 May 1994 - 12:00am

Portrait present is icing on the cake for birthday boy

HIGH society interior designer Simon Jackson hosted a swanky dinner party at Italian eatery Grissini to celebrate his birthday with, he told us, ''a few close friends''.

18 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Lalvani saved by seductive deflection

HOW right it is that behind every successful man there is a woman making the crucial decisions.

For when Asia's electronics king Gulu Lalvani was pondering whether to buy into British soccer club Tottenham Hotspur, by acquiring the shares of former Spurs manager Terry Venables, it was his stunning wife Semaramis who put him right.

11 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Sir Willie to trail the field at Sandown

IF socialites are currently a bit thin on the ground there's good reason. Most have migrated to Europe to do the season.

2 Jul 1993 - 12:00am