News from the Chiang Rai Village Project

13 Jun 2015, Pistorio Foundation Newsletter

The Health Post Project in the Village of Huay Kuk in Chiang Rai, Thailand has been recently completed. The Buitelaar Health Post was made possible thanks to the generous contributions of the Buitelaar family, the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation, and Bruno Proto and Maria Cristina Corcione together with the Continuing Education University of Trento.

Lee Kok Wah

From Tan Chin Tuan Bursary Recipient to Pioneer to Philanthropist

12 May 2015, NUS Magazine - AlumNUS

50 years ago, Mr Lee Kok Wah, received the Tan Chin Tuan Scholarship to pursue his ‘A’ level studies. The scholarship was followed by a bursary, also provided by Tan Sri Dr Tan Chin Tuan to pay for his studies in social sciences. Mr Lee is now a business man with over 40 years of experience. He has made a gift to NUS to set up a bursary in memory of his parents.


Unlocking value in Straits Trading

5 May 2015, The Business Times

Tan Chin Tuan Foundation’s Deputy Chairman, Chew Gek Khim clinches the Businessman of the Year Award 2015 at the annual Singapore Business Awards.

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Considered measures to ensure donations benefit many

28 Apr 2015, The Business Times

Tecity’s philosophy of maximising yields in any form of investment is unsurprisingly evident in how the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation (TCTF) goes about evaluating the effectiveness of its donations. By raising the efficiency of its donations or the so-called ”yield in good”, each dollar is stretched to reach a larger group of people.


Project Cheer employs multiplier effect

30 Mar 2015, The Business Times

The Tan Chin Tuan Foundation runs the first of two Project Cheer sessions held this year, encouraging teens to become mentors and demonstrate to younger children that they too can make a difference in other people’s lives.


Singapore banking dynasty gives back through charitable family foundation

20 Oct 2014, BBC News

Tan Sri (Dr) Tan Chin Tuan not only had a formidable reputation for business, he was also one of the island’s best-known philanthropists. Since 2005 the foundation bearing his name has been housed in the restored mansion and run by his family. His granddaughter, Chew Gek Hiang, estimates hundreds of millions of dollars have gone to charitable causes since 1976 when the foundation was first formed. She meets her siblings and her mother, who chairs the foundation, once a month in the mansion to seek consensus in deciding which projects to give to.