Dear visitor,

Thank you for dropping by. This online memorial is dedicated to our beloved father, the Late Mr. George Heng Kiah Choong, who has passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife and children on 23 June 2021, 7.39.28 PM, in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

On this site, you will see the following organisation
1) Tributes & Memories shared by everyone near and far that will stay with us forever 
2) Gallery of photos, videos commemorating Papa's time on earth be it simple moments or big ones 
3) Stories told by those touched by Papa, that wil remain in our hearts 

For those who knew my father well, you would be touched by his warmth, sincerity and authentic self that cannot be missed. His positive and contagious energy, his belief and eternal optimism of what's possible in this world and his relentless strive for perfection is truly a force to be reckon with. Some may say he was a man of many words; or of a few. He didn’t take a lot of time to change others’ perception of him but stayed on course, always to deliver and make happen what he has set out to do. A man who always, lived by his words and promises.

In papa's famous words ....

"Stand up and be counted"  

Family was everything, whether that of his own or of acquaintances, he always brought people together, closer and advocated to practice truest family values. 

Stay true to oneself. Live an authentic and righteous life. Do what's right, have integrity. Follow your heart, and leverage your brain to do good :)

To all whom had share a moment or many moments with Papa, thank you. 

Take good care and live well. 

Papa, You will continue to inspire us everyday. We love you forever, for eternity and until we see each other again. 

XOXO, yours always, 
*Your kids ( and the one lady, you loved the most, Mama Heng ❤️ )

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of the Late Mr GEHENG KIAH CHOONG, surrounded by his wife and children.

Mr. Heng was a loving husband, father, grandfather, self-made entrepreneur, philanthropist known for his contagious energy, charisma, relentless passion for acts of kindness, and belief in God.

Thank you for your kind thoughts, prayers and love ❤️

Please feel free to share your special memories and tributes to Mr. Heng at

Wake Service conducted in local Malaysian time (MYT)

Updated schedule (As of 26 June 2021, 1110am)

25th June 2021, Friday 3pm - 7pm 

26th June 2021, Saturday 
11am-1.30pm: open to family and friends  
2pm -3.30pm: Due to COVID Restrictions of max 12 PAX at any one point, no vistors are permitted during this period. 

Virtual session will commence at accessible via ZOOM  link :

*Password: 862886
4pm -7pm: Resume visitation 

Venue Address:
Nirvana Life Mermorial Center 2
Emerald Suite (Level M2- Room N5)
Jalan Dewan Bahasa, Bukit Seputeh
50460 Kuala Lumpur

Cremation Ceremony
27th June 2021, Sunday, 11am (Immediate family only)
Venue : Nirvana, Shah Alam, MALAYSIA
* For those whom may wish to send Flowers/ Wreath, these can be delivered to the Wake address above on 25th June 2021, 3pm onwards.

* For those whom may want to contribute to the Condolence fund which will be leveraged for the Charity program which Mr. Heng has been running in the past years to support underprivileged families during these challenging times, kindly send it to the Bank details below:
Account Name: William Heng Wui Seng
Account no: CIMB 7010876274

* Photos of charity drive till be shared subsequently

For any queries, please contact:
+6012 3737618/ +65 92991377 (Melissa Heng)
+65 81212383 (Susan Heng)
+6016 2220847 (Maya Heng)
+6012 3383840 (William Heng)

Posted by 思信 陳 on June 25, 2021

Dearest George Heng:
感恩您,二十年前因为您的智慧,让我母亲肯去阿松大医院就医。 大恩不言谢,一切尽在不言中。。

From: Tan Ah Lek
Posted by Mariah Mesuma on June 25, 2021
Uncle George, thanks to all the wonderful moment and memories together. You help me a lot, teach me to be better. You always stand up and comfort me when I reported I have been bullied by certain people. I can't list them all because there are too many. Thank you for loving me and my daughter. Uncle always remind me to bring back food for my daughter. When your banana ripe from your garden, uncle remember to give me to bring back for my daughter. Even cream cracker biscuit also you remember to give my daughter. I’m so touch by your love to my daughter. Uncle always donated foods to those in need. Before donate to them uncle will make sure the quality of the foods. Uncle asked us to try the rice first, it's ok or not before donate to them because you don't want them to eat hard rice. Uncle, we will always remember you. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort now. Rest in peace Uncle ❤❤❤
Posted by Sugumaran Vairavappillai on June 25, 2021
For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and melt into the sun?
And what is it to cease breathing but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God encumbered?
(The Prophet by Khalil Gibran)
The little I know of the late Bro George Heng is that he was a frank person who speaks his heart but keeps nothing after he says it. In my view He is a true “sevak” and a sincere person. Only a person with a heart of a child would be able to do it. The Sathya Sai International Organisation of Malaysia is truly indebted to him and his family for his contribution to the Organisation for more than two decades and still is.
We miss him and may his soul be with the Divine.
Posted by Susan Heng on June 24, 2021
Reposting on behalf of Joe Carlos

My name is Joe Carlos and I’m so sorry to hear the passing of your husband. I met and came to know George when I was a sports reporter with the Malay Mail. George was an extremely humble, generous and kind-hearted person. His passion for bowling was so magnetic ... it affected everyone who came close to him. I consider myself fortunate to have known him and my only regret is having lost touch with him these last years. My best memories with him was learning to drink Chinese tea with him - I think it was Puer tea. My deepest condolences to you and your family. The bowling world has lost a true friend. May the good Lord guide him to eternal rest.

Mrs Heng you can use my message as my tribute to George.

Hello Susan. Once again my deepest condolences. You should be proud of your late father. He was much loved, had a nice funny side but more importantly, he put others first.

Once again my deepest deepest condolences.
Posted by Martin Rushworth on June 25, 2021
We the pastors and members of All Souls' International Community Church would like to express our heartfelt condolences to Maya and her family on the demise of George Heng. May his soul rest in peace. May God comforts all grieving loved ones.
Posted by Vythilingam Pillay on June 25, 2021
I have known George for a short period only. But Raj Kumar knew him earlier.
I consider him a legend for his contributions to the Malaysian sports and his passion to help the mentally disabled people with shelters and financially. He was a soft hearted and ever willing to help although outwardly he looks like a tiger. I enjoyed talking to him and he will not fail to invite for lunch.
He assisted the Malaysian Vegetarian Society, at short notice, in the Asia Pacific Vegan Congress & International VegFest in 2013.
I will miss him dearly. We pray for his soul. May he Rest In Peace
Dr Vythi & on behalf of The Malaysian Vegetarian Society.
Posted by Martin Rushworth on June 25, 2021
Lord be gracious and merciful to
Maya’s father and receive him into thy eternal rest. May God our Father and our precious saviour Jesus comfort Maya and her family in their time of grief. From the brothers and sisters at All Souls church, Desa Sri Hartamas
Posted by Wan A R Kamil on June 25, 2021
George was a classmate since 1964. We were both from Technical Institute KL. Being from KL and having to take my bus from Malacca Street, I was at the shop William & Sons, often. And each time there Uncle William would order me Kopi Oh and rojak from across the street.
Such was my association with George and his dad.  In and after school.

And our friendship continued. Till the last days. When he heard that I was down with Covid, he messaged me with kind advices. But his response to my inquiry of his health sounds different already at that time. “Not to good” he replied.

I know him to be a very kind hearted gentleman. Though often blunt in words. But we loved him. He has kind thought of friends and his last promise was to go to PD and eat at Zainal’s. Another classmate.

He spoke well of his children - and are proud of them. Truly proud.

I will miss him much. And miss having makan with him.

My deepest condolence to the family. You have lost a beacon and I a true friend.

- Wan Abdul Rahim
Posted by Lioba Park on June 25, 2021
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.
Posted by Darren Soon on June 25, 2021
Deepest condolences and heartfelt thoughts go out in this time of sorrow
Posted by Mahendran Arumugam on June 24, 2021
Death takes the body. God takes the soul. Our mind holds the momeries.Our heart keeps the love.
George has done lot of good things to the Poor and needy. He is task oriented person. He will complete any projects given to him. Very loving person. He mingles very well with rich and poor. There is no discrimination in his journey of life. He is a great assert to Sai Baba Organization. He only knows to give and not taking. He is symbol of sacrifice. He has contributed greatly to Desa Mentari residence. We pray Swami will give new life to come back to this world and serve the poor and needy. George Im going to miss you very much. Swami please keep him in your divine garden and let him be with you.

Mahendran Arumugam
Posted by Jasmine Elone on June 24, 2021
To know true grief is to have known true joy.

Sending love and support to Aunty, Melissa, Susan, Maya, William, Luke and Mila, and the extended family. God bless.
Posted by Kanphong Lorpipat on June 24, 2021
Brother pls have rest in peace ever
Posted by Susan Heng on June 24, 2021
Posted on behalf of Uncle Kamaruddin Mat Desa for Papa

My deepest feeling of sadness on the demise of my dearest brother... popularly known as GEORGE ...plainly....we've been friends since 1981...when he was "helping" his late father running their family sports shop... William & Sons ... at Jln Tun Perak...KL...and we've been brothers until his last day...unfortunately... the PANDEMIC COVID19 has hindered our relationship physically....I'm sorry... I'm not able to write further... I real missed our close relationship... every alternate hariraya he will drop by my house...I feel sorry for my dearest sister...and the children.... they are a very close knitted family...
I just can't go on writing... so much to write but just can't reduced in writing...
Posted by Tony Mariadass on June 24, 2021
Deepest condolences. May he rest in peace. Immense contribution to bowling. Thank you. You will always be Fondly remembered for your devoted contribution for both abled bodied and para bowling.
Known him from the late 70s when he was part of the William & Sons sports shop (beside Robinson) @ Jalan Mountbatten (Now Jalan Tun Perak).
Very charitable person who is responsible for a few homes for the mentally challenged.
A staunch devotee of Sai Bai, was a loving person who always had time for all.
A live wire at any gathering.
Going to be missed immensely.
Has gone to a better world to be rewarded for all his good deeds and work here.
Goodbye George.
Posted by Haresh Deol on June 24, 2021
Rest well, George. You've got a beautiful family and they will continue to make you proud.

We will have our 'makan' one fine day.

You will be missed. 
Posted by Andreas Duffner on June 24, 2021
Dear George - When meeting our first time at Melissa's and Luke's wedding in 2009 I was really impressed about your warmth, generosity and kindness. As caring father you have given all these positive attitudes to your wonderful family, who we have the privilege to call our friends.
Rest in peace - Andreas, Christine, Julia and Linda, your German friends.
Posted by ChewPoon Leong on June 24, 2021
George, you are a brother to me. We would laugh, play pranks on each other, plan seva projects or simply get together for meals or teh-tarik in Brickfields in the old days. To me, you are tenacious and exacting but it is only after knowing you that I also get to see the big, soft loving heart of gold within. Thus you inspired fear and respect in those around you.
My most precious memories with you George was when we had Swami’s grace to work together to organise and put up Chinese New Year decorations, backdrops and props in Sai Kulwant Hall and Poornachandra Auditorium in Prasanthi Nilayam.
George, you wonderfully played the game to the end and deeply touched my heart. You are deeply missed but I continue to run with the torch you lit in me, and I so want to say this to you – Jai SAI RAM!
Posted by Kala Achen on June 24, 2021
Uncle George is one of the most genuine person I have met in the Sai family.There are no words to describe my sadness .
He is with Baba now in a happy place,and will be our guardian angel.
We will all miss you,Uncle.
Posted by Fadie Shasha on June 24, 2021
A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul will never dies. It brings us together again and again. Wishing you peace to bring comfort and the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. We will miss you Uncle George.
Rest in peace ❤❤
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Posted by Stanley Charles John Loui... on June 28, 2021
Another selfless Sports Soul leaves us...
My unofficial 'mentor' in Marketing n Sponsorship in Malaysian Sports besides Dina Rizal ex Nestle Milo since the late 80s who shaped my 'radical' thinking in Sports & Marketing....

Uncle George, you gave so much, shared much more. True "Man of Sports". You adorned n equipped the countless Nation's Athletes to march n compete with pride.
Hearts go out to Mrs. Heng, MElissa, SUsan, MAya and William.
We shall all miss you Uncle George
Posted by Tan Sri Dato' Dr. M. Jega... on June 28, 2021
Please accept my deepest condolences on the demise of George Heng.

Tan Sri Dato' Dr. M. Jegathesan
Posted by Mee Hoi Tan on June 28, 2021
Deepest condolences to the family.
Late George Heng RIP

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Reposted on behalf of Olympic Council Malaysia  


The President, Executive Board and Management of OCM express their heartfelt condolences to the family members of the late Mr. George Heng Kiah Choong, who passed away peacefully on Wednesday, 23rd June 2021, at the age of 72.
The late Mr. George Heng Kiah Choong (well known as Uncle George) and his wife, Mdm. Tan Yuet Ching (well known as Mrs. Heng) co-founded the MESUMA Sports Sdn. Bhd. on the 2nd September 1983, to provide customized sports apparel, medals and trophies and sports equipment. The company which is named after their three daughters: Melissa, Susan and Maya, was once the sole distributor of Football Thai Factory Sporting Goods Co Ltd, a Thai sports equipment company, well known as FBT in Malaysia. Currently, the company is an exclusive distributor of Marathon (Thailand) Co. Ltd., a wholesale and manufacturer of all-in-one sport equipment in Malaysia.
Uncle George was one of the early pioneers of sports marketing and sponsorship in Malaysia and with the OCM. He was a member of the Marketing and Sponsorship Committee of the Organising Committee of the 15th SEA Games Kuala Lumpur 1989.
Uncle George was one of those who introduced the installation of Light Boxes onto street lamp posts for sponsors to advertise their products prominently and to make the 15th SEA Games Kuala Lumpur 1989 a great success both financially and commercially.
MESUMA Sports Sdn. Bhd. under his leadership had come onboard to become the Official Attire Sponsor of the OCM from 2006 to 2012. The company had provided sports attire and gears for the Malaysian Contingents to 2 Olympic Games, 1 Asian Games, 3 Asian Beach Games, 2 Asian Indoor Games, 1 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, 2 Asian Winter Games, 1 Asian Youth Games, 1 Commonwealth Games, 2 Commonwealth Youth Games and 3 SEA Games.
Besides that, Uncle George had also secured the sponsorship from the AmBank Group and the Double A for OCM in 2006.
Besides being involved in marketing and sponsorship in sport, Uncle George was also one of the long-time dedicated supporters of the development of Tenpin Bowling at both national and state levels. He was first elected as a Council Member of the Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress (MTBC) in 1977, then as Vice President (2001 to 2009) and Senior Vice President (2009 to 2015).
During his tenure with the MTBC, Uncle George was tasked to be a Team Manager for the national Tenpin Bowling Team to numerous International Tenpin Bowling Championships including 5 Multi-Sport Games under the jurisdiction of OCM namely the 12th SEA Games Singapore 1983, the 13th SEA Games Bangkok 1985, the 16th SEA Games Manila 1991, the 17th SEA Games Singapore 1993 and the 18th SEA Games Chiang Mai 1995.
At the state level, he was first elected as Council Member of the Kuala Lumpur Tenpin Bowling Association (KLTBA) from 1976 to 1988, as Vice President from 1988 to 2004 and President from 2004 to 2008. As part of his succession plan, he took up the position of Deputy President from 2008 to 2010 for the transition process to his successor, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Mohamad Noor Abdul Rahim.
Overall, Uncle George had devoted much of his time and resources to the development of the sport of Tenpin Bowling in Malaysia for the past 45 years which had contributed to the great achievement of Malaysian Tenpin Bowlers at the Asian and World levels. 
Many may not have known that Uncle George had also contributed to the development of Sepaktakraw at the state level for many years. He was first elected as a Vice President of the Federal Territory Sepaktakraw Association from 2002 to 2009 and as its Deputy President since 2009 till now (2021). He was once appointed as a Member of the Marketing Committee of the International Sepaktakraw Federation (ISTAF).
During his lifetime, Uncle George always caring and sympathetic for the disabled community. He had founded and chaired the Selangor Rehabilitation and Recreational Association for the Disabled since 2009. He was also a Council Member of the Malaysia Association for the Blind since 2011, where he chaired the Fund-Raising Committee and raised over RM 1,000,000 for the Association in 2013.
The sudden and unexpected demise of Uncle George is indeed a sad loss to Malaysian Sport. May his soul rest in peace.
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Deepest Condolences from KhunyingPatama Leeswadtrakul, International Olympic Council

Shared by Susan Heng on July 1, 2021
0083/2021 Monday, 28th June 2021
Dear Tan Sri Dato Mohamad Norza Zakaria,
I wish to extend my sincere condolences for the passing of George Heng Kiang Choong.
George Heng, affectionately known as “Uncle George,” made an immense contribution to the sports in Malaysia with his strong connections with the National Team at various multi-sport games over a good number of years. His company, MESUMA, became the official attire sponsor of the OCM for 10 years both in National and International sporting events. An early pioneer of sports marketing and sponsorship in the country, Uncle George also devoted much of his time and resources to raising the standards of Malaysian tenpin bowlers in Asia and at world level. With all these remarkable achievements, I believe he will continue to be an inspiration to the younger generations and his legacy will be cherished and remembered.
I wish to convey my deepest sympathy and share in this great loss with his family, friends, OCM and those grief-stricken by his passing. My prayers are with his family at this difficult time.
Sincerely yours, KhunyingPatama Leeswadtrakul

OBITUARY TO GEORGE HENG , reposted on behalf of Uncle Wan Abdul Rahim

Shared by Susan Heng on June 30, 2021
Hello. I don’t feel appropriate to wish a good day to all at the time of this bereavement …. But I don’t think George would disapprove of it. 
Good Day to all. 
Firstly, my deepest condolence to the GEORGIANS on the passing on of the bastion of the family. 
George Heng Kiah Choong and I, were schoolmates, classmates from 1964 - 1965. That’s 57 years ago. Just recently on Hari Raya day, he sent a WhatsApp message wishing me a Selamat Hari Raya. A long well written greetings in Bahasa Malaysis. I replied and I inquired of his health.  The reply was just a simple, “Not so Good!”  Then he wrote further on 28 May, but deleted the message. So it didn’t reach me what he had intended to express. I suppose that was when he was in the hospital. 
My name is Wan Abdul Rahim. George was not the friendly person at first sight, with his “Don’t mess with me look!”  That’s a consensus among us.  He looks scary, being  a judo exponent. But the school was in a rough neighbourhood and many of the students, in order to play safe were also portraying offensive outlook - were also scary-looking! Nevertheless he was popular among all of us of the same batch.  He was actually one who often make us laugh. 
At the same  time, whether before or now, who hasn’t been scolded by George?  Even the Indian spice trader at the Port Dickson market, eagerly and patiently waited to be scolded by him. And the reward was, half of his daily “rempah” of well mixed spices, which according to George are the best rempah in Malaysia; would be purchased by him. And that’s George Heng. 
How would I honestly describe him? Maybe the words of Leigh Hunt, the famous poet, will best do so. In his famous poem Hunt wrote about Abou Ben Adhem. 
It goes ……
One night Abou was awakened from his slumber, to see glowing lights in his room. He saw an angel busy writing. 
He crept up to it and asked:
"What writest thou?"—The vision raised its head,  
And with a look made of all sweet accord, answered, "The names of those who love the Lord."
"And is mine one?" said Abou. 
"Nay, not so,"  Replied the angel. 
Abou spoke more low,  but cheerly still; and said, "I pray thee, then,  write me as one that loves his fellow men." 
The angel wrote, and vanished. The next night 
It came again with a great wakening light, 
And showed the names whom love of God had blest, 
And lo! Ben Adhem's name led all the rest. 
That’s George, in fact. As I read the obituaries dedicated to him, George Heng is remembered for everything nice. BUT he never want the best for himself. He always insists the best always for the rest. 
George. I will miss you. No more makan-makan, as you often treat me to. We will not be going to PD anymore to visit Zainal to curi-curi makan the diabetic unfriendly dishes. 
But there is something really which we have failed to achieve. That is to find Choong Peck Kim, that ‘rascal’  from Brickfields, our school buddy. Maybe he will be there with you.


Shared by william heng on June 28, 2021
Our deepest condolences to you and family. May you all find comfort and solace in the many beautiful memories with your father. 
Precious times in Prashanti with your father flood our memory. When I was working on music for Bro. Suresh’s plays to be staged in India, I would sometimes think bro’s requests for music and sound design were near impossible. Then he’d explain his vision on what he wants on stage — and I’d think “no way”. But your father would listen patiently and magically construct whatever Bro Suresh needed. I learnt much from observing him. 
I remember the countless parts being lined out at the airport. All these carried to Prashanti. Your father was relentless with the crew of devotees, most of whom came from all over the world and were terrified of him! They had to assemble the parts to form gigantic structures as per his instructions. It was spectacular to see. He was fierce to many but incredibly protective and compassionate as well. 
My husband Ravee and I had our own set of issues to handle with performances or sound in Prashanti. Your father always quietly watched me. He would know I had skipped meals. He’d insist I come over and eat whatever delicious food he had made and save some for Ravee as well. 
During stressful situations, with strictest of expressions, he would startle me by dropping a joke or two — what an incredible leader. He was so very proud of your performances on stage. He would try to brush off praises of his little boy, but his smile revealed his true happiness. I was always a little afraid of him as everyone said he’s so fierce. But I only remember him as the gentle and humourous Uncle who loved to talk about food, feed and serve. It was our great privilege to know such a beautiful  soul. 
May he Rest In Peace at Swami’s feet. 

Much love, 
Rekha and Ravee