Our History

1969

Establishment of the first Buddhist Old Peoples Home for women, in a Temple in Hougang. It was set up single handedly by a 61 year old Buddhist nun Ven Ho Yuen Hoe (Ven Shi Chin Yam), with nothing else but a warm heart.

The 24 bedded Home operated from a two-storey detached residential building and housed the aged sick and neglected immigrants from China. Life had been difficult for most of them as they had neither enough earnings to support themselves nor any relatives to turn to. Ven Ho’s act of compassion met their immediate needs.

1969

Registered with the Registrar of Societies on 8 Dec 1980

1985

Registered with the Inland Revenue Department Charities Supervision Branch on 13 May 1985

1993

Registered under The Private Hospitals and Medical Clinics Act 1980 (Chapter 248), Ministry of Health on 15 Dec 1993

1994

Became a “Full Member” of the National Council of Social Services in Sep 1994

1996

Ven Ho featured in TCS Series “Extraordinary-People” – Ven Ho was relatively unknown to the public until 1996 when she was featured in the TCS programme – “The Extra-Ordinary People”. The public came to know about this remarkable nun, her work and her Old People’s Home. Touched by her devotion and compassion, volunteers started streaming in, and so did donations from charitable organisations and generous donors. The Home was then able to provide better medical care and facilities for the residents.

1998

In 1998 the Ministry of Health granted Ven Ho a plot of land in Woodlands St. 82 to expand her small Old People’s Home. The new Home costing around $10 million has facilities to cater to 232 residents, regardless of age, gender, race, religion or language. The Ministry funded 90% of the building cost.

2001

Man Fut Tong Nursing Home commenced operations in Aug 2001

2002

Officially declared Opened by Dr Balaji Sadasivan (Minister of State for Health & the Environment) on 13 Jan 2002

2011

Man Fut Tong Nursing Home Celebrated her 10th Anniversary with a Charity Funfair cum Open House on 10 Dec 2011.

2013

Man Fut Tong Social Day Care Centre Participated in “Partnership (REAP) Programme”, From 1 April 2013 to 31 Mar 2014

Man Fut Tong Nursing Home organised a Charity Funfair cum Open House on 8 Dec 2013..

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