Guests arriving.

TCTF Council Member, Prof Cham Tao Soon addressing our guests.

Student looking with interest at the displays in the mansion which are related to the late Tan Sr Dr Tan Chin Tuan.

Programme Director, Ms Yap Su-Yin taking the students on the mansion tour.

A group photo of the participants of the programme.

UM-NUS Joint Studio Programme visit to TCTF

10 Jun 2011

On the 10 June 2011, a tete-a-tete session was specially organized for the teaching staff, current students and alumni of the UM-NUS Joint Studio Programme. A total of 36 students and teaching associates from Singapore and Malaysia, were offered the privilege to visit and view the private mansion of Tan Sri (Dr) Tan Chin Tuan. 24 of these students were from NUS (National University of Singapore), 11 Students from UM (University of Malaya) & two Alumni from NUS.

Through this tea session, our guests got an opportunity to understand the philanthropic efforts of the foundation and also study the structural design of the Tan Chin Tuan Mansion, of which was built in the 1920s.

Since 2005, the University of Malaya and National University of Singapore (UM-NUS) Joint Studio Programme has been supported by the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation (TCTF).

The aim of the UM-NUS programme is to study conserved historical buildings within historic districts and also look at the adaptive re-use of shop houses in Malaysia and Singapore. Students are required to attend seminars and field work in both Singapore and Malaysia as part of the curriculum of this programme.

More crucially, through this collaboration between the two universities, ties between the two departments of architecture of UM and NUS have been strengthened, especially as both universities have historical connections to when the University of Malaya was first established in Singapore, Bukit Timah in 1949.