Thong Chai Medical Institution, Singapore

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The Old Thong Chai Medical Institution is a historic building in Singapore, and is located at Eu Tong Sen Street in the Singapore River Planning Area, within the Central Area, Singapore's central business district.The building was constructed in 1892, and housed one of the best known Chinese charity medical centres in Singapore. Traditional Chinese doctors or sinsehs used to dispense free treatment and medicine to patients of all races in Singapore. Today, it is used as a commercial building for the Singapore office for Forever Living Products.HistoryIn 1867, two Chinese merchants got together to set up Singapore's first traditional Chinese medical institution for the poor. These compassionate men saw an urgent need for a charitable organisation that provided medical advice and assistance to those who could not afford to pay for it.Thong Chai dispensed free medical consultation, treatment and herbal medicines to the poor, regardless of race or religion. Its sincere efforts were appreciated and recognised and more benefactors joined its ranks. They came from all Chinese communities: Cantonese, Hoklo (Hokkien), Teochew, Hainanese and Hakka.
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  • It is a building of the ruins of an old clinic where it walked a little from Clark Key. Although it is a traditional Chinese architecture, I feel that there are a lot of similar buildings in the Singapore.
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  • In a medical building with a long history, to heal the sick especially poor for to goals. It is a well furnished in the colonial style of architecture.
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  • Thong Chai Medical Institute located in the corner of the main intersection 150 metres from Clarke Quay MRT to Chinatown. Everything from the small one-story building and Miss. Building was built in 1892, was free to poor Chinese medical clinics in all Japan koishikawa care place Singapore Edition? It can be say is valuable, it is one of 5 first received the designation in 1973, made National Monument designation system in Singapore. said. Made passage on the building side atmosphere. What is inside come to look in.
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