Digging in for a good cause

19 Oct 2008, Sunday Times

Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong laying the groundwork for a Sea Gutta Tree known for its many uses, including medical properties – to blossom.

The occasion last Friday was the opening of ComChest Green, a new section of the Labrador Nature Reserve that offers a sea view for the young, the old and people with disabilities to enjoy.

She gets her wish at 114 – a durian treat

19 Oct 2008, Sunday Times

If you were 114 years old, what would you want if you were asked to make a wish? Madam Lau Pay, who is that age, wanted a durian treat.

So, the resident of Villa Francis Home for the Aged was given just that yesterday, when the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation launched its Project Wish 100. Altogether, the foundation will fulfill the wishes of 19 centenarians in seven homes for the elderly, including the Society for the Aged Sick and Ju Eng Home for Senior Citizens, in coming weeks. Madam Lau is the oldest of the 19.

Open house

11 Oct 2008, Straits Times

Drive down Cairnhill Road and it is easy to spot an 80-year-old bungalow standng in front of a new 20-storey residential tower.

The two-storey bungalow once belonged to the late philanthropist Tan Chin Tuan and was used as a private residence by the Tan family for decades.

The biggest restoration challenge for Architects 61 was the limited information and documentation on the place. It had to rely on old photos instead.

Needy students get more than just cash

20 Sep 2008, Straits Times

EDUCATIONAL bursaries now encompass more than cash handouts.

They cover supplementary learning, allowing needy students access to field trips, museum tours and tuition. This week, the Hong Leong Foundation gave $500,000 to enrichment centre MindChamps to provide a year’s free tuition – with the Primary School Leaving Examination in mind – to 60 primary 5 pupils from families whose monthly household income is about $2,000.

$10M For Three NTU Programmes

20 Aug 2008, TODAY

HE JOKINGLY refers to himself as just a “peacemaker” at the Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute (NEWRI), but what executive director Professor Ng Wun Jern hopes to achieve goes beyond that.

With five research centres and two research groups at NEWRI, Prof Ng said he needs to “make sure they don’t quarrel”.

南大获2000万元捐款 成立陈振传百年纪念基金

20 Aug 2008, Lianhe Zaobao