History Cheng Hong Siang Tng
Back to the old kampong days in Lorong
Tai Seng in 1974, a few public spirited residents started a service
to provide help to the needy. As devotees of Patron Saint Master
Song Da Fong, a committee was formed to carry out its activities
and services as according to the teaching of our Patron Saint.
This was the beginning of CHENG HONG SIANG TNG. The services were
basic and appropriate during those days. Cheng Hong Siang Tng
was providing help to the poor, free medical cares, conduct funeral
services and occasionally provide free burial services to the
needy. The temple was very popular and had tremendous support
from the villagers and people from other areas.
Cheng Hong Siang Tng was officially registered with the Registrar
of Societies in 1976 under the leadership of the late Mr Goh Kow
Eng. A free traditional Chinese medical corner was also setup
to provide free Chinese medical services to all races in the community.
Our Siang Tng became a member of the Blue Cross Charitable Institution
to further its charitable cause.
The Traditional Chinese Medical Services was officially opened
by Mr, Tan Cheng San, then Member of Parliament for Paya Lebar
and the late Mr Chng Tok Gun, then Chairman of Blue Cross Charitable
Institution on 22nd April 1978.
In 1979, Lorong Tai Seng was gazetted by the Government to be
acquired for redevelopment. Mr Lim Hang Chung, Chairman of Cheng
Hong Siang Tng and the late Mr Tan Lor Yam, then Secretary, led
Board Members to conduct a donation campaign for the construction
of a new temple at 30 Arumugan Road. The temple was completed
in 1990 and was officially declared open by our Legal Advisor
Mr Lee Kim Siang on 23rd February.
In 2000, Cheng Hong Siang Tng joined the South West Community
Development Council (CDC), PAP Community Foundation (PCF) Yuhua,
and Thye Hua Kwan Moral Society jointly setup Loving Heart Multi-Service
Centre situated at Blk 210 Jurong East St 21. Loving Heart Multi-Service
Centre runs a number of services and programmes to benefit the
elderly and needy residents in the South West CDC district namely,
Meals Delivery Service, Medical Escort, Home Help Service, Counselling
Service, Family Life Education and other community services.
With the help of Mr Alex Lee, Cheng Hong Welfare Service Society
was setup and officially registered with the Registrar of Societies
in 2nd July 2004. This is to consolidate all welfare services
of Cheng Hong Siang Tng under one umbrella. Cheng Hong Welfare
Service Society is also a member of National Council Of Social
Services and was awarded Institute of Public Character (i.e. tax-exempt)
status in October 2004.