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.

Over 8,000 get aid from courts’ one-stop centre

30 Sep 2014, The Straits Times

Madam Hirnie Tahir lost her cashier job when her degenerative eye disease became worse last year. Her former husband was in jail and she needed money for her four children, aged five to 11.

Then came a surprise one-off gift of $200 from the Community Justice Centre (CJC).

Bringing him king-sized cheer

10 Jun 2014, The Straits Times

Min Chyi, 17, tried to add some colour to Mr Tay Ah Sai’s life yesterday, as she helped the 83-year-old paint the Lion King character Mufasa.

Working on their dreams for Singapore

6 Jun 2014, Straits Times

One dream starred the Merlion. Another featured a robot with a square head; yet another conjured up fishes and a light blue sea.

Giving to promote giving

1 Jun 2014, Business Times

As Chew Kwee San tells it, council meetings at the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation (TCT Foundation) are lively sessions with multiple conversations going on at the same time.

A Performance that Involves Children’s Feedback

20 May 2014, Berita Harian

To instill harmony between communities – regardless of race, religion or different expectations. That is the message a theater group is advocating through their performance at the Ace Festival which will start tomorrow.