Retiree gives away $10,000 prize

Mr Chua Sim Beng won a trip for two to this year's Margaret River Gourmet Escape in Perth.
Mr Chua Sim Beng won a trip for two to this year's Margaret River Gourmet Escape in Perth.ST PHOTO: JASMINE CHOONG

When retiree Chua Sim Beng found out that he had won a $10,000 trip for two to this year's Margaret River Gourmet Escape in Perth, he knew he would give the prize away to his friend's daughter and her mother.

His friend, Mr Chew Pong Tak, 49, died earlier this year after battling nose cancer, leaving behind his wife Ms Thor Ya Lin, who is in her mid-forties, daughter Ally, 19, and son Bryan, 21.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 14, 2018, with the headline 'Retiree gives away $10,000 prize'. Print Edition | Subscribe