36-year-old Singaporean dies while on business trip in Hong Kong

A 36-year-old woman from Singapore who was on a business trip in Hong Kong was found dead in a hotel on Saturday (Nov 12).

The woman, who is identified as Ms Linda Koh, had arrived in Hong Kong on Wednesday (Nov 9) and was scheduled to fly back to Singapore on the day of her death, reported Shin Min Daily News.

She is the company director of family-run KSP Marketing, which specialises in processing pork.

On Saturday morning, she had breakfast with her friends and returned to her hotel room, where she was later found unconscious.

She was rushed to the hospital, but doctors failed to revive her.

Upon receiving news of her death, her brother and ex-husband flew to Hong Kong that night, reported Shin Min.

Hong Kong authorities have yet to determine the cause of death, and will require at least one to two days before the body can flown back to Singapore, said the Chinese newspaper.

While the body could return to Singapore earliest by Thursday, Koh's brother said in an interview with Shin Min that he hopes the process can be sped up.

Good morning! Our brand ambassador, Ms. Linda Koh will be going live on 95.8 FM at 7:30p.m later! Are you as excited...

Posted by KSP Food Suppliers Pte Ltd on Sunday, October 23, 2016

According to reports, the deceased has a history of hypertension and is on medication.

She also has two children, whom she called every day while in Hong Kong, according to Shin Min.

The Singapore consulate in Hong Kong said they are aware that there is a Singaporean who died in Hong Kong over the weekend, and is in touch with the deceased's next-of-kin.

This article was first published on Nov 14, 2016.
Get a copy of The Straits Times or go to straitstimes.com for more stories.