Sabah quake: Their final ascent

Sabah quake: Their final ascent
The Walk the Torq route is designed for ages 10 years old and above, with a minimum height of 1.3m.Tanjong Katong Primary School (TKPS) has been organising activities on this route for seven years. It has also been used by other primary and secondary schools.

'SHE LOVED THE OUTDOORS'

Peony Wee Ying Ping, 12, dead

Her father didn't want her to go on the Tanjong Katong Primary School (TKPS) trip, so she begged her mother who relented. Her parents were notified of her death at 3am on Saturday and her body was flown back yesterday. Peony loved outdoor activities and was on the school netball team.

Chinese evening daily Lianhe Wanbao reported that her father, Mr Alson Wee, 51, works at the Port of Singapore Authority while her mother is a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner.

Peony had a 14-year-old brother and a year-old sister. Her father said she was an obedient girl who would help out at her mother's clinic and take her baby sister to the playground.

'HE WAS A BUDDING FOOTBALLER'

Ameer Ryyan Mohd Adeed Sanjay, 13, dead

He attended the F-17 Academy started by football icon Fandi Ahmad. Lianhe Wanbao reported that his father runs a transport business, which Ameer dreamt of taking over when he grows up. Fandi said: "When Wendy and I first heard of the missing children, we prayed that they would return safely.

"I then found out that Ameer was on that mountain. And when news broke that he was one of those who lost their lives, I was devastated.

"I had hoped to witness Ameer's rise in football. He had all the right ingredients: a good attitude, fitness, discipline, skills, and parents who loved him dearly and really supported his dreams.

"It is truly a sad day for me and my F-17 team. We lost a child. We lost one of our own."

'SHE WANTED TO TRAVEL THE WORLD'

Matahom Karyl Mitzi Higuit, 12, dead

Her parents told reporters that she was a cheerful girl who loved sports.

The netball and floorball player was also a pupil leader in the school.

The Filipino-Singaporean, whose family moved here more than 10 years ago, had planned to travel the world with her parents.

'SMALLIE IS MISSED BY HER BROTHER'

Sonia Jhala, 12, dead

She had been looking forward to the trip since she was in Primary 4. Lianhe Wanbao reported that she loved adventure, worked hard and was on the school basketball team.

Her brother, Dillen, posted on Facebook on Saturday that he missed her.

"I know we may not have had the best of relationships Smallie but I still love you and now am regretting the times I've been unnecessarily mean to you. "I miss you Smallie. Please come home."

'FOOTBALL FAN WITH VIBRANT PERSONALITY'

Loo Jian Liang Terrence Sebastian, 28, dead

Tributes flooded his Facebook page after news of the teacher's death broke. Many described the Newcastle United supporter, who was one of the Tanjong Katong Primary School (TKPS) teachers on the ill-fated trip, as a vibrant person.

Facebook user Zesen Cheng posted: "Goodbye Terrence. Seems like just yesterday when we were chatting while driving home from weekend football. Your carefree and jovial presence will be sorely missed. Stay cool and be at peace wherever you are."

'HE SACRIFICED HIMSELF TO SAVE OTHERS'

Muhammad Daanish Amran, 22, dead

His colleagues told Lianhe Wanbao they believed he sacrificed himself to save others.

Mr Daanish was a Singaporean guide who died during the earthquake. He is described by friends as a caring and selfless person. After news of his death emerged, his Facebook friends posted on his wall, saying he was one who brought joy and laughter to those around him. The former employee of Universal Studios Singapore is remembered as someone who always put others before himself.

Facebook user Shuzhen Yang posted: "Rest in peace bro. You were always a warm, sweet and caring guy, putting others before self. Your presence will be deeply missed here at transformers but you will always be in our hearts. My prayers and thoughts are with your family, friends and loved ones."

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'SISTER PRAYING FOR A MIRACLE'

Navdeep Singh Jaryal Raj Kumar, 12, missing

His sister posted on Twitter that she is praying for a miracle. Lianhe Wanbao reported that his father died two years ago and his sister does not know how their mother will cope if something happens to Navdeep.

'HE LEAVES NO MAN BEHIND'

Mohammad Ghazi Mohamed, 35, missing

He lived by the motto "leave no man behind". The dedicated TKPS teacher was in charge of the school hockey team. A pupil shared on Instagram that Mr Ghazi was his Form and Physical Education teacher and had invited him to join the school hockey team in 2010.

The pupil added that he did not have much skill in hockey, but Mr Ghazi never gave up on him and always gave him opportunities to improve. Another pupil posted on Facebook that he was not just a teacher but someone who lived his life as an example.

It is believed that he had gone on the trip after another teacher had backed out for unknown reasons.

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