Serving the Community:
He grows a large variety of herbs in his gardens at Jurong West and Kranji.
He provides advice and herbs to people who want to learn more about health and herbal remedies
He brews herbal tea at the 938 garden every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and offers the tea free to all visitors. What he brews depends on what he thinks the community needs, such as herbs to boost immunity during 'flu season, or cooling herbs for hot spells. (He reluctantly suspended this service recently due to lack of manpower and other factors.)
True to his big-hearted community spirit, he does not charge for his advice or the herbs. People who have been helped or moved by his selflessness offer some support in time and donations.
Over the years, a small group of volunteers have come from far and near to help him. Still, there is lots more to be done and Uncle Tan is putting in very long hours, trying to help as many people as he can.
Obviously, if nothing is done, one day both his heritage and his wonderful community work will be lost. We, the volunteers, who have come together to help him create this website, are focusing first on documenting his healing wisdom. Next, we are open to ideas and suggestions as to how his community work can be sustained in the longer term.