KUALA LUMPUR - Datuk Seri Steven Leow wants to be noticed when he rumbles through town. He certainly gets the stares.
The man drives luxury cars or, more strikingly, in three eye-catching black Hummer stretch limousines.
"I hope when young people see my cars, they will think that one day, they can own one, too," said the son of a former hawker, who is in his late 40s.
For Leow, the founding CEO of the IPC International Group, the desire to own two things he treasures most in life luxury cars and exotic dogs has been his driving force.
"I have always believed that once a person has a clear goal, he will strive for it. That single-minded determination can bring anyone success and greatness," Leow, a bachelor, told The Star at his office here.
The much-coveted 13m Hummer stretch limousine Leow bought last year is one of just five such Hummers worldwide.
Leow believes he is the only owner of the model in South-East Asia.
His two other Hummers include a more common five-door one and a 9m Hummer stretch limousine, which he believes is the only one in Malaysia.
Although he declined to state the cost of the vehicles, some reports speculated that he may have spent about RM10 million (S$4.1 million) for all three Hummers.
"I usually use them to receive special guests from overseas. When I receive guests, I like to impress them and make them feel appreciated," he explained.
Both the 9m and 13m Hummer stretch limousines have fully-equipped entertainment centre, multiple TV screens and a mini-bar that can turn the interior into a karaoke room in an instant.