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Tanglin Halt bids farewell to people's doctor

Patients gather to honour 55-year career of doc known for compassion for the poor

If one did not know Dr Chan Khye Meng, one would think he was a famous celebrity, given the reception - applause, hugs and photo requests - he received in Tanglin Halt yesterday. Though 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.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 24, 2019, with the headline 'Tanglin Halt bids farewell to people's doctor'. Print Edition | Subscribe