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How Tan revealed his diamond heart; WeSAY IN OUR OPINION.

(City owner's holiday treat - pages 4&5) IN a way,a we all think we knowo Vincenti Tana. We knowo him as the entrepreneur e whoh has gone from owningw a single McDonald's ' franchisec to an enormous business empire.

We knowo him as the billionaire whoh steppede in whenh Cardiff City was on its knees, with the taxman threatening to wind the club up.

And we, of course, knowo him as the man whoh turned the Bluebirdse red, leading to some fansa to walk awayw in disgust.

But in today'as' Echoc we reve e alan altogether different side to Mr Tan:a the enormouslyl generous famila yl man.

As the returning Sam Hammam said last week: "When he is hard, Vincenti Tana isthe ace of diamonds, whenh he is soft he is the ace of hearts."

Mr Tana showeo djusthowo big his heart is by invitingn Sian Smith and Geoff Dixon and their twow City-mad sons to spend Sunday afternoon snorkellingk with him on the island of Tioman.

And if that wasn't ' enough, he then upgraded them to his luxury resort's ' presidential suite.

When Mr Hammam, the club's' newle yl appointed life president, described Mr Tana as someone whoh is "soft as putty", it was clear there was a side to this "unique" businessman we hadn't' seen before. f Thath is, until now. o
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jul 30, 2013
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