Tycoon funds ACS school building to remember son who died on school trip
ACS (International) building funded by $1 million from tycoon, whose son died during a school trip
When tycoon David Loh Kim Kang's son collapsed and died while on an overseas school trip in May, he did not blame the school.
He blamed himself instead, and even gave Anglo-Chinese School (International) $1 million for a brand-new building.
That building, named the Darren Loh Block after his 17-year-old son, has a library, classrooms, a seminar room and a server room to meet information technology needs. Students have been using it since January, and Mr Loh's donation helped to allay the costs.
"Maybe the school's gesture in naming the building block after him is to inspire more students to be brave and do more for those who are in need, just as my son lost his life helping those in need," said the former UOB Kay Hian remisier who now controls Centurion Properties Group.