24-year-old Elaine Low, daughter of Low Tuck Kwong, has donated S$1 million to the victims of the earthquake in Japan.
Ms Low presented the cheque today to Japanese Ambassador Yoichi Suzuki at the Embassy of Japan in Singapore, together with her father.
Mr Low, who heads PT Bayan Resources, said the company has business ties with Japan which go back a long way. He said his family also has friends and relatives in Japan. The family also has fond memories of Japan’s Tohoku region, one of the regions worst hit by the magnitude 8.9 earthquake and ensuing tsunami.
The Bayan Group owns and operates one of the largest coal terminals in Indonesia. The U.S. magazine Forbes ranks Low the third richest Indonesian, with assets worth $3.6 billion this year. Low, who was born in Singapore and became an Indonesian national in 1992, was ranked 304th richest man in the world.
Ambassdor Suzuki said this is the largest donation received for the tsunami victims so far.
He said the money will go to the Singapore Red Cross which will decide how best to distribute it.
May God bless her and her family for her generosity!