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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  • This is an old medical hall located near to Chinatown. The architecture of the building is like old mansions in China. The place is nicely renovated and clean. Nothing very special and not worth...  more »
  • This building is the site of the former Thong Chai Medical Institution. These days it houses a regular shop. The building itself is nice enough but probably isn't worth going out of your way to see...  more »
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  • I've been coming here for acupuncture & TCM (herbal medication) for a while, and I've seen good, steady improvement. The 医师 (TCM physicians), which include both older physicians and the new generation of younger, graduate physicians from NTU and Beijing University of Chinese Medicine - are equally professional and knowledgeable. I feel assured about getting my treatment here. It's a free clinic but donations are welcome.
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