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.

Family spirit expedites governance in LBKM

15 Jan 2016, Berita Harian

The main source of funds for The Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday Memorial Scholarship Fund Board (LBKM) comes from donors. In the spirit of giving, non-Malay-Muslims too have contributed to LBKM. Companies, organisations and foundations make up a big part of corporate contributions. Tan Chin Tuan Foundation (TCTF) is an example of a regular donor for LBKM.

Outstanding NAFA students awarded by Tan Chin Tuan Foundation

26 Nov 2015, NAFA e-Newsletter

NAFA’s students have been awarded scholarships and merit awards by the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation. Since 2007, our students have benefited significantly from the Foundation’s education awards. This year, five of our deserving students from the School of Art & Design, School of Arts Management, Dance & Theatre and School of Music were recognised by the Foundation for their outstanding academic results and excellent track records.

Tan Chin Tuan Nursing Award for Enrolled Nurses 2015

18 Nov 2015, Tan Tock Seng Hospital Website

This year, TTSH is honoured to have two accomplished nurses receive The Tan Chin Tuan Nursing Award for Enrolled Nurses, Singapore’s highest accolade for Enrolled Nurses: Principal Enrolled Nurse Mageswary D/O Thambirajah, who is the second nurse in TTSH history to be the first runner-up, and Senior Assistant Nurse Usha D/O Kumaran.