Looking at the world from a different window

27 Jan 2017, Yale-NUS e-Newsletter

With support from the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation, 11 Yale-NUS students stepped up their language learning efforts last summer. They did so by embarking on immersive programmes at language schools in various Chinese-speaking countries under the Chinese Language scholarship. Despite starting out with varying levels of language proficiencies, all of them had similar goals – to learn the Chinese language and further develop their appreciation for Chinese culture and history.

prof ho

Creating new knowledge, generating new ideas

10 Jan 2017, NUS Giving

NUS Deputy President (Research and Technology) and Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor Ho Teck Hua explains the relationship between a university and research and the role of philanthropy in helping to find solutions to complex problems.

Prof Barry Halliwell

NUS prof to chair Biomedical Research Council

7 Dec 2016, NUS News

Prominent research leader and biomedical scientist Professor Barry Halliwell will help to steer biomedical research efforts in Singapore at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) from 1 January 2017.
Prof Halliwell, who is a Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, will succeed Professor Sir George Radda as Chairman of the Biomedical Research Council (BMRC). Prof Halliwell’s leadership appointment at A*STAR will run concurrent to his NUS responsibilities.


Tête-à-tête @ TCTF Series: Scholars’ Tea Reception

29 Nov 2016, NAFA website

The Tan Chin Tuan Foundation hosted a Scholars’ Tea session on 31 October 2016 for NAFA staff and recipients of the Tan Chin Tuan Scholarships & Merit Awards of AY2016/17. Held at the Tan Chin Tuan Mansion, the tea session was a platform for the council members and senior management of Tan Chin Tuan Foundation, award recipients and NAFA representatives to interact, and also allowed the recipients to learn more about the foundation and the legacy of their founder, Tan Sri (Dr) Tan Chin Tuan.


Caring for sick parents spurs them to care for patients

24 Nov 2016, The Straits Times

In her 30 years at the Singapore General Hospital’s (SGH) department of emergency medicine, principal enrolled nurse Ms Nasah Sohor has gone above and beyond the call of duty to help patients. On Tuesday, Ms Nasah won the first prize of the Tan Chin Tuan Nursing Award, the highest accolade for enrolled nurses here. She received a challenge trophy, a gold medallion and a $3,500 cash prize to be used for training. The Tan Chin Tuan Nursing Award was set up in memory of the late banker and philanthropist Tan Chin Tuan 10 years ago.


Tan Chin Tuan Nursing Award Champion cares for patients as though they were her parents

23 Nov 2016, LianHe ZaoBao

40 years ago, the sudden death of her father left Ms Nasah Sohor with a deep regret. However, she used her pain as the driving force to become an enrolled nurse. With her spirit of selfless dedication, Ms Nasah received the Challenge Trophy for the Tan Chin Tuan Nursing Award from Senior Minister of State for Health Dr Amy Khor. The award, founded by the D.S. Lee Foundation, entered its tenth year this year. A total of 10 outstanding nurses from private and public hospitals, from 45 nominations stood out to receive the industry’s highest local accolade for Enrolled Nurses.