Catastrophes, Natural disasters

Elaine Low Donates S$1 Million To Japan

March 16, 2011
Low Tuck Kwong

24-year-old Elaine Low, daughter of Low Tuck Kwong, has donated S$1 million to the victims of the earthquake in Japan.

Elaine Low...she looks like a Japanese! (Photo credit: Straits Time)

Ms Low presented the cheque today to Japanese Ambassador Yoichi Suzuki at the Embassy of Japan in Singapore, together with her father.

Elaine Low presenting the cheque to the Japanese ambassador in the presence of her father (Photo credit: Straits Time)

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.

Low Tuck Kwong

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.

The third richest man in Indonesia Low Tuck Kwong

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!

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  • Reply wintergurl March 17, 2011 at 12:56 am

    May GOD bless her and her family .

  • Reply yong siew fai March 31, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Elaine Low,I admired your generousity.Hope other wealthy people will follow your good deeds.God bless you and your family

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