Architect, businessman and philanthropist Albert Hong dies at 84

Remembered as a 'good and generous friend', he donated $30m to SUTD

RSP Architects Planners & Engineers, where Dr Albert Hong was the chairman, is behind many of Singapore's iconic buildings, including the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
RSP Architects Planners & Engineers, where Dr Albert Hong was the chairman, is behind many of Singapore's iconic buildings, including the Singapore Indoor Stadium.PHOTO: RSP ARCHITECTS PLANNERS & ENGINEERS

Prominent architect, businessman and philanthropist Albert Hong, who had donated a sum of $30 million to the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) about five years ago, died on Monday. He was 84.

"Dr Hong departed peacefully at home," a family spokesman said in an e-mail to The Straits Times.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 10, 2019, with the headline 'Architect, businessman and philanthropist Albert Hong dies at 84'. Subscribe