“Do Good, Do Together”
Her Excellency President Halimah is a people’s president who has won our respect and admiration.
Thank you, Honourable President Halimah, Patron of Sian Chay Medical Institution for her support and encouragement to Sian Chay Medical Institution.
As the Patron of Sian Chay Medical Institution, President Halimah has been a good friend of Sian Chay for a long time and has been showing concern for and supporting the state of Sian Chay Medical Institution for several years.
During her term as MP of Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC, the President often helped Sian Chay distribute brochures during her visits to the residents, so that more non-Chinese residents could know about traditional Chinese medicine treatment. This not only allows needy patients to go to Sian Chay to consult a physician, but also gives Sian Chay an opportunity to spread the Chinese culture and let non-Chinese residents appreciate the more than 5000-year history of traditional Chinese medicine.
On July 8, 2017, Mdm Halimah, (then Speaker of Parliament) Patron of Sian Chay Medical Institution delivered the keynote speech praising “Sianchay has served the community for 116 years by providing traditional Chinese medicine treatment to the public regardless of status, race and religion.”
In the TV interview on the program “Move On”, Speaker of Parliament Mdm Halimah and current Singapore’s president praised Toh Soon Huat as an “outstanding and excellent person”: “he is full of passion and vitality, and has extraordinary energy and compassion.” He strives to practice his commitment to charity and dedication. We just talked about setting up a branch clinic in Marsiling constituency, and he set up the branch clinic in one year. He’s a very enthusiastic, very committed and dedicated person, and it’s hard to find someone with that quality now.
I hope he can continue to contribute to Sian Chay and do his best for this community.” She added, “He not only raises funds. He will personally visit the branch clinic to ensure the smooth progress of the renovation project. Toh Soon Huat is definitely a responsible leader with compassion and dedication. “
On May 21, 2017, President Halimah was the guest of honour of the launch of “To’ Puan Dr Tsao Sui Lan Memorial Endowment Fund” organised by Sian Chay Medical Institution. Dato Dr. Tan Hian-Tsin, generously donated S$2 million at the launch gala dinner of “To’ Puan Dr. Tsao Sui Lan Memorial Endowment Fund”. H.E. President Halimah and Patron of Sian Chay Medical Institution inaugurated the launch of the fund.
The target of the fund is to raise S$20 million, and currently the donation stands at about $9 million. Dr. Tan is the first and only one to receive a special award for his contribution to Sian Chay. At the same time, Sian Chay Medical Institution also presented the “World Peace Special Contribution Award” to Ms. Julia Morley, Founder of Miss World Pageant.
On July 28, 2018, the opening ceremony of the “Redefining the Archaic: The Art of Lim Tze Peng” was successfully held. President Halimah came to personally support the exhibition, and Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Poh served as chair of the organising committee. A total of $500,000 was raised from the event (Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Chiang donated $200,000, and Dato’ and Mrs. Robert Goh donated $50,000). Of these, $250,000 would be donated to the President’s Challenge, while the other half would be donated to Sian Chay Medical Institution.
On April 24, 2018, Chairman of Sian Chay Medical Institution Toh Soon Huat was appointed the Justice of the Peace by President Halimah at Istana. This is the Singapore government’s acknowledgement of the outstanding contributions made by Chairman Toh Soon Huat in the fields of charity, profession, public and society.
On July 7, 2019, century old Sian Chay Medical Institution organised a TV fund raising show for the first time to raise funds for Sian Chay. The show raised $7.36 million in donations. More than 1300 attended the TV charity show, with 1.22 million live and replay viewers. President Halimah as the guest of honour affirmed the contribution of Sian Chay Medical Institution to Singapore society’s harmony. Other VIP guests of the charity show included Mr. Mohammed Abdullah Alhabshee, Mr Teo Ser Luck, MP for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC, Mr Henry Kwek, MP for Nee Soon GRC, Mr Lee Hong Chuang BBM, Adviser to Hougang Grassroots Organisations, Mr Qiu Yuanxing, Counsellor and Consul General of Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Republic of Singapore, Chairman of the Charities Council Dr. Gerard Ee PJG, BBM, PBM, Chairman of the Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners Board Dr Yu-Foo Yee Shoon JP, Chairman of the Community Chest Mr Philip Tan PJG, JP, BBM(L), BBM, PBM and his wife, Commissioner of Charities Dr Ang Hak Seng and his wife, CEO of the National Council of Social Services Mr. Sim Gim Guan, PPA (P), PPA (P)(T),
During the outbreak, President Halimah continued to pay close attention to Sian Chay Medical Institution. On May 5, 2020, she sent a letter of thanks to Sian Chay Medical Institution. In the letter, she expressed her gratitude for the donation of S$1 million to the “Invictus Fund”, a fund established by the Community Chest. The purpose of the fund is to raise funds from the public for social service agencies and to ensure that these agencies can continue to serve the disadvantaged. She also hoped that Sian Chay Medical Institution would continue to serve the public, especially in this difficult period, and wished good health for Chairman Toh Soon Huat and his colleagues.
Nation Progresses, Family Prospers; Family Harmony, Successful Endeavours. Forward with the Nation, Bonding with the People. Only in this way can society become more stable and harmonious. As part of society, we should support, encourage, and help each other; when others are suffering, we should invoke our own responsibility and brightness to contribute money and effort where we can, for the country and the people by working together to tide over the difficulties.
President Halimah as patron of Sian Chay visited Sian Chay Medical Institution during the pandemic which boosted the morale of the staff of Sian Chay! At the same time, we hope more enterprises and kind donors will support Sian Chay Medical Institution and contribute the power of good!
After the outbreak, we believe that we will be more united, and Singapore will be more prosperous.
Through these activities, we will continue to uphold the spirit, mission and core values of Sian Chay Medical Institution of Singapore, and work with President Halimah and people from all walks of life to create a bright, stable and harmonious society.
We also call on people of all walks of life to support Sian Chay to expand its scope of serving the public, uphold its spirit of serving the public, share the warmth of Sian Chay with the people around us, and jointly cultivate to promote this social enterprise. We welcome all to join hands with Sian Chay to help the vulnerable and to do good!
Video of President Halimah’s participation in Sian Chay’s events
Photos of President Halimah’s participation in Sian Chay’s events
The opening ceremony of the “Redefining the Archaic: The Art of Lim Tze Peng”cum fundraising event for President’s Challenge and Sian Chay Medical Institution 28.7.2018
To’Puan Dr Tsao Sui Lan Memorial Endowment Fund Launch Dinner 21.5.2018
Love from Sian Chay 7.8.2017
Opening Ceremony of Marsiling branch 5.8.2017