Who we are


Ir. john yong


John’s extensive background in the construction and property field extends from his completion of Civil Engineering degree (MEng Hons) from the University of Exeter, a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the International Graduate School of Business, University of South Australia to now leading a renowned property group.

Prior to setting up Lafrowda property group, John was the Managing Director and co-founder of a well established property development and construction group in Sarawak, actively involved in the management and construction of numerous building development projects.

Attention to details

His vision for well designed projects led to the establishment of Lafrowda property group, where his attention to detail and drive are now applied to every property development. Today, he helms Lafrowda property which he co-founded in 2011 and work extensively with other professionals in the industry. John’s innovative input is the key to the conceptualisation and development of Lafrowda’s projects located in Kuching. As an avid entrepreneur, John is aggressively expend his businesses beyond Kuching and diversify into others industries.

Currently, John serves as the State Council member of the Sarawak Housing and Real Estate Developers’ Association (SHEDA) where he collaborate closely with government departments to provide input from the private sector and improve building industries policies. He is also a corporate member of the Board of Engineer Malaysia (BEM) and Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM), actively involved in promoting engineering profession in Malaysia.

Through his hard work over the years, John was awarded Asia Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 by Asia Entrepreneur Alliance for his Leadership Excellence and Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award (APEA) 2015 by Enterprise Asia.