Funeral for Kwek Kon Chun to be held Thursday: Hong Leong Group

Funeral for Kwek Kon Chun to be held Thursday: Hong Leong Group

SINGAPORE - Details on the funeral arrangements for nightspot entrepreneur Mr Kwek Kon Chun, who died in a car crash on the KL-Seremban expressway early Sunday morning were released in a statement by Hong Leong Group on Monday.

According to the statement, Mr Kwek, 35, was a non-executive Director of Tasek Corporation Berhad, a subsidiary of Hong Leong Asia and "pursued his own Entertainment businesses outside the Group".

His father, Mr Kwek Leng Keow, is the Managing Director of Hong Realty, the private property company within the Hong Leong Group Singapore.

The funeral mass will be held this Thursday (Nov 13).

Mr Kwek Kon Chun was the co-owner of Neverland Group, which operates several nightspots in Singapore and Malaysia. The sports car enthusiast reportedly lost control of his Porsche 911 Turbo and crashed into a road divider on the KL-Seremban Expressway in Desa Petaling while leaving Sepang. 

Both he and his passenger, photographer Franco Toh, 43, were pronounced dead at the scene at about 3.30am, according to Malaysian newspaper The Star.

Update:

According to The Straits Times on Tuesday, Mr Kwek was described as someone who was unassuming and without any airs.

His friends told reporters he was not one to flaunt his wealth. The entrepreneur frequently dressed simply in a T-shirt, jeans, sneakers and a cap. The paper also reported that his Facebook page was flooded with nearly 100 condolence messages since the news of his passing. 

Here is the statement from Hong Leong Group:

Mr Kwek Kon Chun, aged 35 years, passed away in an auto accident in KL on Sunday, November 9, 2014. He was a non-executive Director of Tasek Corporation Berhad, a subsidiary of Hong Leong Asia and pursued his own Entertainment businesses outside the Group.

His father, Mr Kwek Leng Keow, is the Managing Director of Hong Realty, the private property company within the Hong Leong Group Singapore. He was also the nephew of Hong Leong Group Director, Mr Kwek Leng Peck.

The wake will be held at 11 Tanglin Hill.

The funeral mass will be held at 3pm at the Church of St Ignatius on November 13, 2014.

Cortege will leave after mass for Mandai Crematorium Hall 1 for cremation at 5pm.

The family is still in shock at the untimely death of Kon Chun and has requested to be allowed to grief in private.

The family would like to extend their condolences to the family of the late Franco Toh, the other victim in the same accident.

candicec@sph.com.sg

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