(Malaysian Digest) - Jho Low, the young Malaysian millionaire who partied with the likes of Paris Hilton and Jamie Foxx, has been thrust into the spotlight again.
This time, the 30-year-old is the star of a video which features what is claimed to be an elaborate marriage proposal to Taiwanese singer Elva Hsiao.
The Penangite, whose full name is Low Taek Jho, is reported to have blown a cool RM4.9 million on the private function, which is set on a private beach at the super-exclusive hotel resort Atlantis, The Palm – the most opulent hotel on the island of Palm Jumeirah off Dubai.
Hong Kong tabloid Apple Daily recently reported that a video had surfaced on popular video-sharing site Vimeo, titled ‘Atlantis Engagement, Dubai’, with the caption ‘Surprise Engagement Proposal Rumoured To Cost Over £1m.’
The 5:27-minute long video, which appears to be professionally-produced, opens with the couple arriving in a black Rolls Royce and making their way to the beach, where lit candles formed a giant heart-shape.
The couple then proceed to an elaborately-designed canopy while laser lights project the couple’s silhouette. As the two enjoy their meal, they are serenaded by a violinist and harpist.
The couple are then surprised by parachutists who descend from above, only to present Hsiao, 33, with Chopard jewellery.
However, Apple Daily reported that even the extravagant demonstration wasn’t enough to sway Hsiao, who allegedly only saw Low as a "brother".
The paper quoted her spokesman as saying that the event was just a romantic dinner, and no proposal took place.
It is also understood that Hsiao is currently dating hunky actor Kai Kho, the star of Taiwan hit movie You Are The Apple Of My Eye.
Low first came into public prominence in 2010, when pictures of him partying with socialite Paris Hilton made waves on the internet.
In a subsequent interview with The Star, Low, the son of Penang businessman Datuk Larry Low, disclosed that his wealth originated from his investment fund.
The Wynton Group, he said, was started from US25$ million from his family and nine other investors comprising schoolmates from the Middle East.
The group is now understood to be based in Abu Dhabi.
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