Ms Elaine Low, 24, daughter of mining magnate Mr Low Tuck Kwong, has donated S$1 million to quake and tsunami victims in Japan. This is the biggest single donation received by the Red Cross Society since it linked up with the Japanese Association on Monday.
Ms Low, who handed the S$1 million cheque to Japanese officials yesterday, said: "We want to offer our help to them."
She said the idea came to her last weekend, but the Japanese Association had yet to link up with the Red Cross Society. On Monday, she made a phone call to the Embassy of Japan and arranged to make her donation.
Mr Low, 63, said his daughter made the donation with her own money.
Ms Low's donation will first go to the Red Cross, said Mr Kazuo Shibata, president of the Japanese Association, Singapore.