From ex-gangster to CEO – this ‘ah beng’ is making waves with his $4.5m diving business

“I was always a child who was a bit different. I was neither conventional nor rule-abiding.”

“I grew up in a dysfunctional family where illegal activities were by no means foreign to my family members,” confessed Jacki Ng.

At the tender age of 13, Jacki joined a local gang and dabbled in all sorts of vices, although no serious crimes were involved. He was mainly tasked to act as a ‘jaga’ (a look-out) and committed only petty crimes.

He was even expelled from secondary school later on for fighting.




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