Sian Chay History
Sian Chay History
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Sian Chay Medical Institution, doing good for the past hundred years, with benevolence and competence for health care and protection, providing charitable healthcare for the benefit of society

At the end of the Qing Dynasty, people living in the coastal areas of China migrated to Nanyang to earn a living. The hot, humid, and wet climate of Nanyang bred diseases, and cases of illnesses were increasing every day. Our forefathers faced financial difficulties when they arrived here, and often suffered illnesses. Seeing this predicament, a group of kind-hearted people joined hands to do good with the Chinese spirit of virtue, kindness, universal love, compassion, and mutual support. In 1901, Sian Chay Medical Institution was founded in Singapore to serve needy patients.
Sian Chay Medical Institution’s name spread as it not only served the locals in Singapore, but also reached out to the needy sick in Johor. Besides relying on the strong support of all sectors of society, the early founders and directors of Sian Chay also spared no effort to raise funds from house to house, even riding bicycles to Johor and other places to raise funds. As Sian Chay’s operations gradually grew with the number of patients, the funds needed to sustain Sian Chay also increased. Mr. Wang Zhenhuang, an Indonesian entrepreneur and philanthropist, and Mr. Lin Tui Qian, a famous Singaporean, sponsored a large sum of money to purchase a permanent site at 124 Bencoolen street, its first property owned.
In 1916, Sian Chay Medical Institution moved from Victoria Street to 124 Bencoolen Street. The kind donation of Mr. Wang Zhenhuang and Mr. Lin Tui Qian, as well as those enthusiastic for community welfare, like Guo Keji, Zhang Wenliu, Zhang Shuyuan, Wang Youhai among other predecessors, members of the public, businessmen and society members, all worked together selflessly. Their great contribution will always be remembered by future generations.

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At the end of the Qing Dynasty, people living in the coastal areas of China migrated to Nanyang to earn a living. The hot, humid, and wet climate of Nanyang bred diseases, and cases of illnesses were increasing every day. Our forefathers faced financial difficulties when they arrived here, and often suffered illnesses. Seeing this predicament, a group of kind-hearted people joined hands to do good with the Chinese spirit of virtue, kindness, universal love, compassion, and mutual support. In 1901, Sian Chay Medical Institution was founded in Singapore to serve needy patients.

Sian Chay Medical Institution’s name spread as it not only served the locals in Singapore, but also reached out to the needy sick in Johor. Besides relying on the strong support of all sectors of society, the early founders and directors of Sian Chay also spared no effort to raise funds from house to house, even riding bicycles to Johor and other places to raise funds. As Sian Chay’s operations gradually grew with the number of patients, the funds needed to sustain Sian Chay also increased. Mr. Wang Zhenhuang, an Indonesian entrepreneur and philanthropist, and Mr. Lin Tui Qian, a famous Singaporean, sponsored a large sum of money to purchase a permanent site at 124 Bencoolen street, its first property owned.

In 1916, Sian Chay Medical Institution moved from Victoria Street to 124 Bencoolen Street. The kind donation of Mr. Wang Zhenhuang and Mr. Lin Tui Qian, as well as those enthusiastic for community welfare, like Guo Keji, Zhang Wenliu, Zhang Shuyuan, Wang Youhai among other predecessors, members of the public, businessmen and society members, all worked together selflessly. Their great contribution will always be remembered by future generations.

Sian Chay Medical Institution bought the 610 Geylang Road property and officially moved to its new address in 1979. Initially, the number of patient visits served was 16,000, but this figure increased every year. The highest number of patient visits served in a year was 40,000-50,000, or an average of 4000 patient visits per month. The increase in the number of patients reflects the public’s trust and support for Sian Chay Medical Institution. This encouraged and strengthened the sense of mission and belief of the board of directors and staff to do their best for Sian Chay.

After a long history of more than a hundred years of hard work, Sian Chay Medical Institution is still serving the need regardless of status, race, and religion, never ceasing for the past hundred years to provide treatment and medicine to benefit the people.

Chairman Toh Soon Huat has led the board since the 78th term of Board of Directors of Sian Chay Medical Institution assumed office in 2008. Subsequently, together with Vice Chairmen Peter Lim, Patrick Khoo, Ricky Kok, Secretary Jackson Teo, Social Affairs Director Raymond Chua, Treasurer Simon Keak and board members, Sian Chay moved with the times and broke tradition by setting up branches one after another in the HDB heartlands to serve the people better, while remaining true to the aspiration of its founders!

Trust, action, attitude, and conduct are honourable and respectable virtues of charity work. In terms of instilling service mindset and culture, chairman of Sian Chay Medical Institution Toh Soon Huat promulgates five cultural values: “forgiveness, universal love, compassion, gratitude and blessing”, and aligns itself with nation building efforts to build a harmonious society. Sian Chay Medical Institution actively promotes the belief “Nation Progresses, Family Prospers. Family Harmony, Successful Endeavours. Forward with the Nation, Bonding with the People”. We should give full support to the charity cause, actively participate in charitable activities of various social and community organisations and community centres to promote health awareness, encourage health care activities, instill the idea that prevention is better than cure to the elderly, and give back to society, and uphold Sian Chay’s spirit of “doing good “.

12 August 2012 – The Hougang branch was officially opened by our Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. PM Lee complimented Sian Chay Medical Institution by praising Sian Chay for taking the first step in 100 years to expand its network and serve the people and society in the wider community.

5 October 2013 – The Punggol South Branch was officially opened by our Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean. He was accompanied by Member of Parliament Mr. Gan Thiam Poh. Deputy Prime Minister Teo praised and commended Sian Chay Medical Institution for benefiting the residents through its services and invited Sian Chay Medical Institution to open a branch in Pasir Ris West to serve the residents of Pasir Ris.

5 October 2013 – Sian Chay Medical Institution partnered Punggol South Citizens’ Consultative Committee to set up a wellness centre in Punggol South. The centre was officially opened by our Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean.

24 February 2014 – during Senior Minister of State (Prime Minister’s Office) Heng Chee How’s visit to Sian Chay’s Main Branch, he believed Sian Chay could better serve more residents islandwide. Through his strong support, Sian Chay set up the Whampoa Branch which was officially opened on 6 Dec 2014. Senior Minister of State Heng Chee How officiated at the opening ceremony.

 

8 September 2014 – Lee Foundation donated $1 million to Sian Chay to establish the Pioneer Generation Medical Fund, which was officially launched on 1 January 2016. The designated donation fully subsidized Pioneer Generation patients. Lee Foundation donated towards this fund on 5 September 2016 and 29 July 2017. The 3 donations amounted to $300,000.

 

29 December 2014 – The Pasir Ris West Branch was opened to serve the residents. On 22 November 2015, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean officially opened the Pasir Ris West Branch and Wellness Centre. Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean thanked Sian Chay for taking care of the residents and praised Sian Chay for services rendered.

12 July 2015 – The Boon Lay Branch was officially opened by Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean on accompanied by Mr. Lawrence Wong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Second Minister for Ministry of Communications and Information, Mr. Arthur Fong, Member of Parliament for West Coast GRC and Mr. Cedric Foo Chee Keng, Member of Parliament for Pioneer SMC, and fellow directors and staff of Sian Chay Medical Institution

 

12 July 2015 – In partnership with Boon Lay Citizens’ Consultative Committee and PAP Community Foundation, Sian Chay set up the Boon Lay Wellness Centre. The Boon Lay Wellness Centre was officially opened by Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean.

 

1 August 2015 – Our Advisor and Senior Minister of State (Prime Minister’s Office) Heng Chee How officially opened our Head Office, the Geylang Main Branch, and the 535 Geylang Road Branch. The 535 Geylang Road Branch also provides medical treatment to over 200 low-income tumour patients through TCM medication and counselling.

 

21 November 2015 – Mr. Lee Chin Cheng, Honorary Secretary of San Wang Wu Ti Religious Society was asked by his Honorary President to visit Sian Chay Head Office to better appreciate the vision, mission, culture, and spirit of Sian Chay. Mr. Lee was deeply impressed with Sian Chay’s efficient operations and professionalism; and committed that San Wang Wu Ti Religious Society will raise $1 million to support the charity work of Sian Chay.

 

1 December 2015 – The Jalan Kayu Branch commenced operations and was officially opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on 27 December 2015. Minister of State (Health) and Member of Parliament for Sengkang West SMC Dr. Lam Pin Min, and MPs for Ang Mo Kio GRC including Mr. Gan Thiam Poh and Mr. Darryl David. Prime Minister Lee expressed his appreciation to Sian Chay for providing this service to the residents. Pei Hwa Foundation has kindly waived the rental of the Jalan Kayu Branch premises for 6 years valued at $500,000.

26 February 2016 – The 692 Geylang Road Branch (Centre of Excellence for Orthopaedic & Depression) was officially opened by Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin. Associate Professor Fatimah Lateef, MP for Marine Parade GRC, Sian Chay Chairman Toh Soon Huat and Directors attended the event.

 

19 March 2016 – The Sian Chay Charity Gala Dinner and Concert 2016 was held at the Max Pavilion, Singapore Expo at 6.30 pm. The Guest of honour was President Dr. Tony Tan Keng Yam and special guests included Acting Minister for Education (Schools) and Senior Minister of State (Transport) Mr. and Mrs Ng Chee Meng, Acting Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) and Senior Minister of State (Defence) Ong Ye Kung, Senior Minister of State (Prime Minister’s Office) Heng Chee How, Minister of State (National Development & Trade and Industry) Dr and Mrs Koh Poh Koon, Minister of State (Health) Dr. and Mrs Lam Pin Min, MP for Marine Parade GRC Assoc Professor Fatimah Lateef, and MP for Nee Soon GRC Mr. and Mrs Henry Kwek. The Charity Gala was attended by 3,500 guests and raised $5 million.

 

5 April 2016 – Sian Chay received a personal donation of $500,000 from a benevolent anonymous individual by the name of Mr. Chok, to support the charity cause of Sian Chay Medical Institution.

 

17 May 2016 – Mr. Kenny Lim visited Sian Chay and strongly endorsed and supported the charity work of Sian Chay to help the disadvantaged selflessly. To commemorate and thank his father for his upbringing, and to perpetrate his father’s spirit of philanthropy in his lifetime, Mr. Lim’s family donated $1 million to Sian Chay Medical Institution in the name of his father, Mr. Lin Heyi. In 2021, Mr Lim committed to donate $400,000 to sponsor the setup and renovation cost of the Redhill branch.

 

3 October 2016 – The Marsiling Branch commenced operation. Dr. Halimah Yacob, Speaker of Parliament and MP for Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC, visited the Marsiling branch on numerous occasions to better understand the health conditions of the residents. Dr. Halimah Yacob, officiated the opening ceremony on 5 August 2017. She praised Sian Chay for its effort in providing free Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) consultation, subsidized medicine, and treatments to the low-income residents. Dr. Halimah Yacob also helped to distribute Sian Chay brochures and recommended her residents to visit Sian Chay branch for medical treatment on her house visits in her constituency.

 

25 October 2016 – The Yio Chu Kang Branch commenced operation. Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Dr. Koh Poh Koon officiated at the opening ceremony on 4 May 2019.

 

17 December 2016 – Sian Chay organized the “Sian Chay Appreciation Dinner” at the Singapore Expo. The Guest of Honour for the evening was Mr. Ng Chee Meng, Minister for Education (Schools) & Second Minister for Transport while the Special Guest was our Adviser, Mr. Heng Chee How, Senior Minister of State (Prime Minister’s Office). 700 guests attended the dinner in support of doing good.

13 February 2017 – The Punggol North Branch commenced operation. Mr. Ng Chee Meng, Minister for Education (Schools) and Second Minister for Transport officiated at the opening ceremony of the Punggol North branch on 1 April 2017. He commended Sian Chay for providing TCM charity service and alleviating the pain and medical burden of the residents and praised Sian Chay’s spirit of philanthropy!

 

14 May 2017 – Sian Chay co-organised the “Sian Chay Mother’s Day Celebration” with Ang Mo Kio GRC and Sengkang West SMC CCCs. The event was sponsored by Neo Group Limited. The mega Mother’s Day celebration was officiated by Prime Minister and MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC Mr. Lee Hsien Loong. On that day, 2,000 volunteers distributed 210,000 carnations at 100 locations islandwide. In the evening, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong also posted this message on his Facebook: “Joined fellow Ang Mo Kio Town Council MPs and volunteers to distribute pink carnations to Sengkang South mothers and residents this morning. Glad to see many mums and their families out and enjoying their Sunday. Thanks to the Sian Chay Medical Institution for presenting the flowers. Sian Chay is a VWO that has been providing traditional Chinese medicine consultation and treatment for all for more than a century, regardless of race or religion. Thanks also to the Ang Mo Kio GRC and Sengkang West SMC Citizens’ Consultative Committees for supporting this initiative. You certainly put a smile on many faces today!”

 

8 July 2017 – Sian Chay hosted the “Love from Sian Chay 2017” Charity Gala Dinner & Concert at the Singapore Expo. The Guest of Honour at the Charity Gala was Dr. Halimah Yacob, Speaker of Parliament and MP for Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC. Special Guests included Ms. Low Yen Ling, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Trade & Industry and Ministry of Education and Mayor of Southwest District, Mr. Wang Jiarong, Counsellor and Consul General of the Embassy of People’s Republic of China in Singapore and Dr. Yeo Guat Kwang, Assistant Director-General of National Trades Union Congress. A total sum of $10,243,443 was raised through sponsorships, table sales, charity auction and hotline donations. More than 3,200 guests attended the dinner.

 

13 August 2017 – Mr. Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) & Second Minister for Defence, MP for Sembawang GRC and Grassroots Adviser visited the Gambas branch. He was accompanied by Chairman Toh Soon Huat, Directors  and Grassroots Leaders. The branch commenced operations on 4th September and was officially opened by Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung on 12th May 2019.

 

29 October 2017 – Minister for Finance Heng Swee Kiat visited the Moulmein-Cairnhill Branch. he was accompanied by MP for Tanjong Pagar GRC and Moulmein-Cairnhill Grassroots Adviser Mr. Melvin Yong, Chairman Toh Soon Huat, board directors and grassroots leaders. The Moulmein-Cairnhill Branch commenced operation on 28 November 2017. MP for Tanjong Pagar GRC and Moulmein-Cairnhill Grassroots Adviser Mr. Melvin Yong officially opened the branch on 24th March 2018.

21 May 2018 – The To’ Puan Dr. Tsao Sui Lan Memorial Endowment Fund was officially launched by President Mdm Halimah Yacob, who is also Patron of Sian Chay Medical Institution, at Hotel Fort Canning. The $20 million Memorial Endowment Fund was named after the late To’ Puan Dr. Tsao Sui Lan, the beloved wife of Dato’ Dr. Tan Hian-Tsin. She was a famous philanthropist and artist and a JCI Senator. Dato’ Dr. Tan Hian-Tsin not only donated the private art collection of his beloved wife, late JCI Senator To’ Puan Dr. Tsao Sui Lan to Sian Chay for fundraising for the Memorial Endowment Fund, but also donated $2 million to support the launch of the Fund.

2 September 2018 – Sian Chay organised the “Beauty with a Purpose Charity Gala” which raised $4 million with the support of Dato’ Dr. Tan Hian-Tsin’s $2 million dollar-for-dollar matching donation. The event was officiated by Mr. Melvin Yong, MP for Tanjong Pagar GRC. Special guests included Dato’ Dr. Tan Hian-Tsin, Life Honourable Chairman of Sian Chay Medical Institution and Patron of Crocodile Foundation, Founder of Miss World Organisation, Mrs. Julia Morley and Miss World 2016 Ms. Stephanie Del Valle.

12 May 2019 – “Sian Chay Mother’s Day Celebration” was successfully held at Sian Chay’s Gambas branch. The Guest of Honour was Mr. Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education and Adviser to Gambas Grassroots Organisation.

 

7 July 2019 – Sian Chay Medical Institution hosted its Inaugural TV Charity Show “Sian Chay Bonding with Love” which raised $7.36 million. Over 300 guests attended the Charity Show, and the total TV viewership of the live and repeat telecasts was 1.22 million. President Halimah Yacob, who is Patron of Sian Chay Medical Institution, graced the Show as Guest of Honour with her husband Mr. Mohammed Abdullah Allahshee. Other invited guests included: MP for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC, Mr. Teo Ser Luck, MP for Nee Soon GRC, Mr. Henry Kwek, Adviser of Hougang Grassroots Organisations, Mr. Lee Hong Chuan BBM, Counsellor and Consul General of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Singapore, Mr. Qiu Yuanxing, Chairman of Charities Council, Dr. Gerald Ee, PJG, BBM, PBM and Mrs Ee, Chairman of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners Board, Dr. Yu-Foo Yee Shoon, JP, Chairman of Community Chest of Singapore, Mr. and Mrs Philip Tan, PJG, JP, BBM (L), BBM, PBM, Deputy Secretary of Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (SG Cares), Dr. and Mrs Ang Hak Seng, BBM, Chief Executive Officer of National Council of Social Services, Mr. Sim Gim Guan, PPA(P), PPA(P) (L), Vice Chairman of Pei Hwa Foundation, Mr. and Mrs Ang Mong Seng, BBM, President of Singapore Table Tennis Association, Ms. Ellen Lee, JP, PBM, Chairman of Nam Hwa Teochew Opera Society, Mr. Toh Lim Mok, JP, BBM(L), Chief Executive Officer of Mediacorp, Ms. Tham Loke Kheng. Sian Chay Medical Institution Chairman Toh Soon Huat JP, BBM, PBM, PVPA, DIMS, SPTM, Honourable Chairmen and Directors of Sian Chay Medical Institution also attended the Charity Show.

April 30, 2020 – Sian Chay Medical Institution’s Board of Directors’ and Members unanimously approved the resolution to donate $1 million to the Invictus Fund, a newly established fund by the National Council of Social Service. The “Invictus Fund” aims to raise funds from the public for social service agencies to ensure that these social service agencies can continue to operate and serve the vulnerable groups better. Sian Chay also spared no effort to help non-profit organisations and needy individuals. During the Pandemic between April 2020 to September 2021, Sian Chay has completed 93 charity projects valued at $2.3 million (excluding donations-in-kind) to benefit about 50 non-profit organizations, nursing homes and welfare organisations. We also partnered 61 grassroots organizations to distribute 23253 care and share gift packs, 187720 masks, 10,000 vitamin C and 18700 boxes of mooncakes. Sian Chay has also allocated $100000 to support 500 low-income families with $200 of utility credits each. This charity campaign amid the pandemic is still on-going.

 

Received encouraging message from President Halimah Yacob, Patron of Sian Chay Medical Institution on 5 May 2020:

Dear Soon Huat,

Thank you for the update, and for Sian Chay Medical Institution’s generous contribution to The Invictus Fund. I am certain that the donation will go a long way in supporting many social service agencies so that they can continue to provide critical social services to vulnerable individuals, families and communities during this outbreak.

I hope that Sian Chay Medical Institution continues its good work in aiding those in need, especially during this trying time. I wish yourself and everyone at Sian Chay good health.

Yours Sincerely,

Halimah Yacob

 

Received encouraging message from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on 15 May 2020:

Dear Soon Huat,

Thank you for your letter, and for updating me on Sian Chay’s activities.

I am happy that Sian Chay has embarked on several initiatives to fight Covid-19. Your generous support for other charities, especially those with fewer means, is deeply appreciated. I am also grateful that you are offering vulnerable groups free consultations and subsidised medicine. It will assure them that society is looking out for them in these trying times.

Beyond the fight against Covid-19, you play a valuable role bringing our community together and addressing their healthcare needs. I know many of our seniors have been looking forward to the reopening of Traditional Chinese Medicine clinics like Sian Chay. I hope that your services will help soothe their aches and pains, and bring them to comfort and relief.

On a more personal note, thank you for your strong support for Ang Mo Kio GROs as Patron of Sengkang South CCC. I hope we can count on your continued support in the coming years.

Yours Sincerely,

Lee Hsien Loong

 

Received encouraging message from Mr Heng Swee Keat, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance on 29 May 2020:

Dear Soon Huat

Thank you for your letter, and for Sian Chay Medical Institution’s generous donation to the Invictus Fund.

Under your leadership, Sian Chay has embodied  the spirit of the Singapore Together movement, helping others in times of need. Caring for the vulnerable should never cease, even more so during these difficult times. Sian Chay’s donation will give a timely boost to the Fund and enable our social service agencies to continue providing critical social services to vulnerable individuals, families and communities. I am also heartened that Sian Chay continues to care for our Pioneer Generation and vulnerable groups with free consultations and subsidized medicine during this challenging period.

How we respond and support one another is testament to how united we are as a nation. I hope that your donation will encourage other organisations to come forward and contribute. All these efforts will go towards making a difference in our fight against COVID-19. Together, we will overcome this crisis, and emerge stronger.

I wish you and all at Sian Chay good health.

Yours Sincerely,

Heng Swee Keat

 

Received encouraging message from Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister for National Development on 28 May 2020:

Dear Mr Toh

On behalf of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS), I would like to express my appreciation to Sian Chay Medical Institution for your strong support of our social service agencies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Your generous donation of S$1 million through the Community Chest to The Invictus Fund will go a long way in ensuring that our social service agencies can continue to provide essential services safely to the vulnerable in our community.

I am especially heartened that Sian Chay Medical Institution, an IPC charity itself, has extended help to other social service agencies in this time of need. It is with this spirit of selflessness and unity that we will emerge stronger together.

Thank you for journeying with NCSS to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable individuals and families.

Yours Sincerely,

Desmond Lee

On 22 January 2021, Volunteer Executive Chairman Toh Soon Huat JP and Nanyang Technological University’s Vice President (University Advancement) Ms Lien Siaou-Sze signed the Sian Chay Endowment Gift agreement of “Sian Chay Medical Institution Bursary Fund”, witnessed by guest of honour, Mr Alvin Tan, Minister of State for Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth & Trade and Industry.

The setting up of the Sian Chay Medical Institution Bursary Fund is a new milestone between the traditional Chinese medicine charity sector and the education sector. Sian Chay will donate a total of $1mil over 10 years in partnership with NTU in support of the Fund. The bursary aims to help needy students of NTU by easing the financial pressure on their families, let them focus on furthering their studies in this reputable university to become the pillars of society in future.

This is also in line with Nanyang Technological University’s “Graduate Donation Program”, which uses one-on-one matching donations, with the aim to instill in graduating students a sense of giving to raise funds that help fellow needy students from their university. Starting next year, one student will benefit under this bursary every year. After 2030, 10 students can benefit each year, each student can receive a bursary of $6,000.

28 August 2021 – Chua Chu Kang Branch officially opened by Mr. Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Trade and Industry (Chua Chu Kang GRC). Minister Gan also presented appointment certificates to Sian Chay’s 84th term appointed Honourable Chairmen and Directors. Thanks to the support of Minister for Trade and Industry, Mr. Gan Kim Yong, Ministry of Health, Housing and Development Board, Chua Chu Kang Citizens Consultative Committee and Chua Chu Kang Town Council. Special thanks to Neo Group Founder, Mr Neo Kah Kiat PBM for his generous donation of $500,000 to fund the set up and renovation costs  of  the branch and pledged to donate $300,000 per year to fund the branch’s operating expenses and medicine costs.

 

4 September 2021 – Volunteer Executive Chairman of Sian Chay Medical Institution, Mr Toh Soon Huat JP and Chairman of Radin Mas Citizens Consultative Committee, Dato’ Seri Douglas Foo BBM signed the Memorandum of Understanding for “Sian Chay Radin Mas Branch”, witnessed by Mr. Melvin Yong, MP for Radin Mas SMC. Sian Chay will set up a new branch at Blk 87 Redhill Close #01-582 to serve the residents around the first quarter of 2022. Thanks to the assistance and support from Ministry of Health, Housing and Development Board, Radin Mas Citizens Consultative Committee, Radin Mas Town Council and Radin Mas Community Club. Special thanks to Sian Chay’s Vice Chairman, Mr. Kenny Lim for his generous donation of $400,000 to fund the set up and renovation costs  of the branch.

 

Sian Chay Medical Institution has 13 branches islandwide, providing free TCM consultation and medical subsidies to the public. In the past 7 years (2014 to 2020), Sian Chay has served a total of about 2,302,470 patient visits and issued 4,494,903 medical prescriptions. In the next five years (2021-2025), the number of patient visits is estimated to reach 2.5 million, and the number of medical prescription issued is estimated to be 4.8 million. By helping a sick patient in a family, we are helping the other family members to be eased from suffering, build a happy family, and a harmonious and peaceful society.

Sian Chay Medical Institution is an approved IPC. Donations enjoy tax deduction. This benefit gives substantial confidence and encouragement to donors. Fund-raising activities by Sian Chay Medical Institution, such as flag day, Mid-Autumn Festival activities, charity art exhibitions, music concerts, charity golf tournament and dinner, charity galas, etc. receive extensive support from benevolent individuals of all segments of society.

 

Sian Chay Medical Institution holds fast to its philosophy of providing a comprehensive range of services: free consultation, subsidized medicine, and tuina therapy. Many elderly people are unable to seek medical treatment in a timely and convenient manner due to travelling distance and limited mobility. The aim to set up more branches is for the elderly in different locations to seek medical treatment timely and appropriately. We hope the elderly receive care and attention, and help them live their golden years in peace, happiness, and joy.

 

The incumbent board and staff of Sian Chay Medical Institution will uphold the culture, values, and philanthropic beliefs of the predecessors and champion the fine Chinese tradition of mutual support. Motivated by noble objective of compassion, we uphold and advance the spirit of selfless dedication of our predecessors and continue to serve society, so that more people in the community can benefit.