TCTF Chairman Dr Tan Kheng Lian presented tokens to scholars.

Dr Tan hosted scholars and representatives from various institutions which included Advisor to SIT President, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim,

Dr Tan with Dr Yaacob Ibrahim.

TCTF Council Member Prof Cham Tao Soon, in his welcome remarks, encouraged scholars to work hard and contribute back to society. 

Flute performance by Janelle Yuen, Tan Chin Tuan Scholar for Creative Education (Diploma), NAFA.

Wayne Lok, Tan Sri (Dr) Tan Chin Tuan scholar from Republic Polytechnic encouraged scholars to volunteer with TCTF.

Prof Cham hosted school representatives from the five institutions of higher learning.

Ms Lee Siew Yian (R) and Ms Cindy Kartika (L) from The Good Exchange.

TCTF CEO Yap Su-Yin shared about the philanthropic mission of the foundation.

Scholars and school representatives had the opportunity to tour the Tan Chin Tuan Mansion, led by Ms Chu, where its heritage-rich doors open only to invited guests.

Guests interacted with TCTF Advisor Mr Eric Teng and fellow scholars from various institutions.

Tête-à-Tête @ TCTF 2019: NAFA, NTU, NP, RP, SIT & YNC

14 Nov 2019

Current TCTF scholars from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP), Republic Polytechnic (RP), Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) and Yale-NUS College (YNC) gathered for a tea reception on 14 November 2019 as part of our annual Tête-à-tête @ TCTF series. Hosted by TCTF Chairman Dr Tan Kheng Lian, Council Member Prof Cham Tao Soon, Advisor Mr Eric Teng and CEO Ms Yap Su-Yin, the tea was also attended by distinguished school representatives including Advisor to SIT President, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim and NAFA President Mr Chia Mia Chiang.

Scholars and school representatives were able to meet with our council, interact with one another, learn about the legacy of Tan Sri (Dr) Tan Chin Tuan, and understand the philanthropic mission of Tan Chin Tuan Foundation. 

Ms Lee Siew Yian and Ms Cindy Kartika from The Good Exchange were also invited as charity guests and mingled with our guests. The Good Exchange is a not-for-profit, charity-owned social platform that helps good causes.

Congratulations to all scholars and our deepest appreciation to all distinguished guests for taking the time to grace this event.

For more photos, do visit our TCTF Facebook page.

Click HERE to view the video of the tea reception. Video Credit: The Good Exchange


“I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who touched our lives, to parents who stood by us, supporting us no matter what, and teachers who instilled in us a passion for learning. To scholars, I encourage you to volunteer and give back to the community. You can start by volunteering in the Tan Chin Tuan events catered to young children and elderly.”

Tan Sri (Dr) Tan Chin Tuan scholar from Republic Polytechnic, Wayne Lok, who volunteered actively in TCTF’s More Than Words signature programmes in 2019.