Asian bigwigs in the Wakatipu


Long-time Singa­porean Queenstown investor Brian Chang (centre) introduced a business colleague and Indonesian political heavyweight to the resort last week. 

Dr Ir Fadel Muhammad (right) and his wife Hana Fadel joined Chang on the Earnslaw’s 100th birthday re-enactment cruise last week. 

Muhammad is a former Indonesian provincial governor and Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. 

His appointment with Prime Minister John Key during Key’s visit last week – to discuss issues like geothermal technology – was cancelled due to the PM’s late arrival. 

Chang, meanwhile, owns a large home at Jack’s Point and co-owns Walter Peak Resort.