Everywhere Mah Kok Wah went, he brought with him an infectious positive energy. A loyal friend, a devoted son and a loving husband, Mah had a wonderful effect on everyone he came in contact with. One of his closest buddies, entrepreneur Bryan Loo described their friendship as "the best investment I had ever made in my life".
On her Instagram, KIP Group's Valerie Ong remembered Mah as the one who "taught me how to live life to the fullest, happiest. You are truly my bestest friend and bestest business partner." One of the most touching tributes was a video montage from Ong Jian Win, chronicling their friendship through the years.
Florence Fang, Tatler Malaysia's managing director, recalls Mah as "a jovial guy who always had a smile on his face. More than that, he was also a generous person with a big heart. Whenever he saw someone in need, he would always reach out and help."
His exuberance was reflected in his style. At events, Mah always stood out with his sharp dress sense. Whether it was a fashion cocktail event or a formal occasion, you could always count on Mah to bring the wow factor in the sartorial department, never afraid to up his game with edgy accessories.
Mah passed away on Aug 19, 2020. He was 36.
August 2016: Chopard Horological Round Table Cocktail
The ability to put both friends and acquaintances at ease was always this dapper gent's most admirable trait.