Singapore Chinese Orchestra brings music to the hospitals

25 Mar 2016, LianHe ZaoBao

Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) leverages on music to bring love and warmth to hospitals and healthcare institutions. The SCO Caring Series 2016 is proudly sponsored by the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation and will be conducted by SCO Assistant Conductor Moses Gay.

Tan Chin Tuan Private Papers donated to ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute

9 Mar 2016, LianHe ZaoBao

Over 3,000 documents from Tan Sri (Dr) Tan Chin Tuan’s Private Papers have been donated to ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute from the Tan family and the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation. Over six months, these documents have been digitised for access through online browsing. TCTF Council member Ms Chew Gek Hiang fondly recalled Tan Sri’s acts of philanthropy, “My grandfather really cared for others. He taught us to recognise that there are people in need of help and reminded us to give back. We have learned so much from him and hope that more people will be able read these documents and be inspired by his acts of kindness.”

Collection of Tan Chin Tuan Private Papers Made Available for Research

9 Mar 2016, Berita Harian

In his life, he held an important position in a bank. However, Tan Sri (Dr) Tan Chin Tuan who led and built the Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) from 1966 to 1983 into one of the largest banks at that time, was always concerned about the lives of the less privileged and the disadvantaged. Tan Sri Tan’s collection of documents that was kept by Mr Tan’s family and the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation are now valuable resources for intellectuals and academic scholars who wish to research on Mr Tan’s personal life, as well as the history of Singapore’s economy in the early 1950s.

New documents give rare insight into Mr OCBC

9 Mar 2016, The Straits Times

Banker and philanthropist Tan Sri (Dr) Tan Chin Tuan was known to be a private person. While there are several books about Mr Tan, who was known to be a private person, they have focused on his corporate career as a banker. Personal anecdotes and little-known philanthropic acts were revealed in Mr Tan’s private papers, which were handed over by the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation to the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS)-Yusof Ishak Institute yesterday. The papers will be made available to the public – in digital form – in the next three months.

Caregivers taught to manage mental, emotional stress

14 Feb 2016, The Straits Times

Ren Ci Community Hospital and Brahm Centre, a TCTF-supported non-profit centre, launched the Mindful Caregiver programme focused on helping caregivers manage their stress. The centre will hold twice-weekly workshops for patients at Ren Ci’s hospital wards to toughen their mental states and help them accept their conditions. The programme also offers befriending services and support groups to caregivers and patients after the latter have been discharged. The programme is largely funded by the Tote Board, with private sector support from the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation, the Wan Family and Lee Foundation.

The enduring paradox of US-China relations

29 Jan 2016, Yale-NUS e-Newsletter

Professor Gill, renowned China expert, delivered a public lecture at Yale-NUS, which discussed the enduring paradox of US-China relations, and provided insights on the past, present and potential future situation of the relationship. The lecture was held under the auspices of the Tan Chin Tuan Chinese Culture and Civilisation Programme, which aims to increase the understanding of China and Chinese culture amongst the students at Yale-NUS College. The Tan Chin Tuan Foundation also supports Yale-NUS’ Chinese Language Scholarship Programme and co-curricular activities which help deepen our students’ knowledge of China.