He attended the best schools in Singapore and University of California, Berkeley, in USA. After graduation, at 24, he worked at the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) between 1995 and 2001, and became Vice President of their real estate arm. In 2001, he was already CEO of Roundtree Capital, a company with US$5 billion in investments in Asia.
But the tragic confluence of two disparate lives climaxed not at Verona, but in a multi-million dollar bungalow at exclusive Sentosa Cove. The state coroner recorded that she undressed for a skinny dip in the private lap pool of the mansion in the early morning hours, her untimely death by drowning at age 24 ruled a misadventure. There can be no better illustration of how ugly a Gini coefficient inequality can serve up. The Bard penned these words:
"The sun, for sorrow will not show its head:
Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things;
Some shall be pardon'd, and some punished:
For never was a story of more woe..."