20 Woodlands Street 82,
Singapore 738507

+65 3157 1151


Man Fut Tong Nursing Home was founded by the late Venerable Ho Yuen Hoe
and officially opened on 13 Jan 2002.

Our Vision

To provide excellent nursing home and continuing care services to enable seniors to lead a life of high quality.

Our Mission

To compassionately provide enhanced quality medical, nursing, rehabilitative, psychological, social and recreational services so as to enable seniors to live with meaning and dignity.

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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.
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Registered with the Registrar of Societies on 8 Dec 1980.
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Registered with the Inland Revenue Department Charities Supervision Branch on 13 May 1985.
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Registered under The Private Hospitals and Medical Clinics Act 1980 (Chapter 248), Ministry of Health on 15 Dec 1993.
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Became a “Full Member” of the National Council of Social Services in Sep 1994.
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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.
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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.
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Man Fut Tong Nursing Home commenced operations in Aug 2001.
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Officially declared Opened by Dr Balaji Sadasivan (Minister of State for Health & the Environment) on 13 Jan 2002.

Our Founder

Venerable Ho Yuen Hoe represents the different facets of a woman’s life as a filial daughter, a hardworking hairdresser, a loving mother, an entrepreneur, a nun, a carer for elderly and a community leader.

Very little was known of this remarkable woman till her television coverage as the Extraordinary Nun at the age of 88 years in 1996. However little was known even then about the trials and tribulations she had endured.

It attests to her resilience and forward planning, from the age of 27 when she arrived in Singapore till she reached her 40s, that not only did she work hard as a hairdresser but also fulfilled her responsibilities as a daughter. At the same time she became a single mother adopting six girls and waited till they grew up to serve the cause of Buddhism and dedicate the rest of her life to caring
for others.

She took care of single destitute Samsui women, then went on to caring for other women in need. What comes through clearly is her woman centred approach in her endeavors.

As an efficient forward planner and manager, Ven Ho managed to purchase land at the age of 44 through thrifty fund management. What is remarkable however is the fact that when she began her sheltered Home for Samsui women she did everything, cooking, cleaning, feeding, bathing, nursing, taking them to the doctors and even personally seeing to their last rites. These caring aspects of her personality are still visible when she makes her rounds in the new Nursing Home Registered under The Private Hospitals and Medical Clinics Act 1980 (Chapter 248), Ministry of Health on 15 Dec 1993.

The strength of her dedication and devotion draws people to her and make them donate in different ways towards her work. She is not only able to raise funds but also secure donations in kind and services.

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Our Philosophy

Quality of Care for Quality of Life.

Treat all residents with respect and dignity.

Assist residents and families in making informed decisions regarding treatment and management through provision of information, advice and education.

Interact with residents and families, recognising individual preferences and rights to enhance their dignity and well being.

Use positive attitudes of flexibility, adaptability and empathy to retain the residents’ independence and involvement in community life.

Promote residents abilities to live in a normal and happy environment, through involvement of families and friends.

Enable residents to live their golden years to the fullest – in a tender, loving and caring environment.

Financial Information

[Updated in Nov 2023]

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Getting There

By Public Transport:
The nearest MRT station is Woodlands MRT. Take bus feeder service number 911 from Berth 6 from Woodlands Bus Interchange. Alight at the Woodlands North Plaza Shopping Mall. Man Fut Tong Nursing Home is located at the rear of the Mall.

Approach to Nursing Home is from CTE to SLE and exit at Woodlands Ave 2.


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