Farewell, Dr Chan

If one did not know Dr Chan Khye Meng, it would not be remiss to think he was a famous celebrity, given the reception – applause, hugs, and photo requests, he received in Tanglin Halt yesterday (June 23). Yet while…

Farewell, Dr Chan

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If one did not know Dr Chan Khye Meng, it would not be remiss to think he was a famous celebrity, given the reception – applause, hugs, and photo requests, he received in Tanglin Halt yesterday (June 23). Yet while the 86-year-old is no celebrity, he is well-loved in his own right.

At least 60 of Dr Chan’s patients past and present gathered at Meng’s Clinic to celebrate his 55-year career and to bid farewell to a beloved member of the Tanglin Halt community. The event was organised by heritage group My Community.

Dr Chan will be hanging up his stethoscope for good on Wednesday (June 26) due to the dwindling number of patients in the neighbourhood. He also hopes to spend more time for himself and his family in his twilight years.

The Straits Times executive photojournalist Jason Quah documents the clinic’s last days of operation and a community’s farewell to the doctor of Tanglin Halt.

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