Sermons

Dr Tan Lai Yong

Dr Tan Lai Yong

Biography

Upon graduation from NUS in 1985, Lai Yong worked as a doctor in Singapore. In 1996, he and his wife, and one year old daughter moved to Yunnan, China, and joined a community development team, working with the poverty affected in remote villages, caring for orphans, disabled children and leprosy affected.

In his 15 years on Yunnan, he had to cycle about 30 km daily, create innovative ways to teach health and hygiene to the different Minority Ethnic groups and villages, plan for "surgery camps" for cleft palate babies and other disabled people, and also initiated tree planting (eg walnut) efforts that led to thousands of trees being planted to help raise farm income and also reduce soil erosion.

As part of the China National Day celebrations in 2004, Lai Yong was given the Friendship Award for Foreign Experts at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, an event that was graced by Premier Wen Jia Bao. Lai Yong was also given the Singapore International Foundation (SIF Award) presented by Mr. Lee Hsien Loong and the 2005 Singapore MILK Fund (Mainly I Love Kids) Award for Outstanding Youth and Children's Worker by President Nathan. In 2007, the Yunnan Provincial TV Station ran a series on people in Yunnan and the viewers voted Dr Tan Lai Yong as one of the "Good Citizens of Kunming"(昆明好人)

Lai Yong has written several books and his first book, "Biting the Bamboo" - Experiences of Work and Life in Yunnan, is in its 5th printing. He also wrote the book , "Two Ears But Only One Mouth – Reflections on Wisdom in Rural Yunnan" and "Pilgrims" – A Photo journal of life in a Dai Village in Xishuangbannna ( a joint publication with photographer Andrew Chew). He is married to Lay Chin and has 2 teenage children.

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Title Description Speakers
English Sermons (2009) Alex Lo, Bishop Emeritus Dr Robert Solomon (Methodist), Caleb Chua Soon Boon, Clive Lim, Daniel Foo, Danny Chua, Dr Philip Satterthwaite, Dr Tan Lai Yong, Ernest Chew, Freddy Boey (Riverlife), Jeffrey Goh (BBTC), Jimmy Tan, John Ting, Joshua *, Joshua Quek Mong Hua, Kenneth Wong (BAMK), Letchumanan, Rev Dr David Geisler, Rev Dr Michael Shen, Rev Dr Tan Soo Inn, Rev E N Poulson, Roland Tan, Simon Seow, Toe Set, Yap Kim Meng
English Sermons (2010) Bishop Emeritus Dr Robert Solomon (Methodist), Caleb Chua Soon Boon, Danny Chua, Dave Carder, David Wong, Dr Andrew Peh, Dr John Ng, Dr Tan Lai Yong, Ernest Chew, Jeffrey Goh (BBTC), Jimmy Tan, John Chong, Joshua Quek Mong Hua, Kenneth Wong (BAMK), Rev Dr Mark Chan, Rev Dr Tan Soo Inn, Roland Tan, Watson Rajaratnam, Yeoh Seng Eng
English Sermons (2011) Alex Lo, Bishop Emeritus Dr Robert Solomon (Methodist), Bishop Moses Tay (Anglican), Caleb Chua Soon Boon, Danny Chua, Dr Bobby Sng (Bible Society), Dr John Ng, Dr Philip Satterthwaite, Dr Tan Lai Yong, Ernest Chew, Kenneth Wong (BAMK), Lawrence Chua, Lim K Tham, Melville Szto, Neivelle Tan, Rev Dr Danny Goh, Roland Tan, Wong Chai Kee
English Sermons (2012) Alex Lo, Bishop Emeritus Dr Robert Solomon (Methodist), Caleb Chua Soon Boon, Chris Creech (Baptist), Daniel Lau Chee Seng, Daniel Lim, Danny Chua, David Leong, Donald Foo, Dr Andrew Goh, Dr John Ng, Dr Philip Satterthwaite, Dr Tan Lai Yong, Edmund Chan (CEFC), Ernest Chew, Francis Maniam, Freddy Boey (Riverlife), Jeffrey Goh (BBTC), Jimmy Tan, John Ting, Joshua Quek Mong Hua, Kenneth Wong (BAMK), Melville Szto, Rev Dr Danny Goh, Rev Dr Tan Soo Inn, Roland Tan, Samuel Ng, See Toh Ming Yew, Simon Wan, Wong Chai Kee, Yap Kim Meng
English Sermons (2013) Alex Lo, Bishop Emeritus Dr Robert Solomon (Methodist), Caleb Chua Soon Boon, Caleb Chua Soon Boon & Sharon Ngoo, Daniel Lau Chee Seng, Daniel Lim, Danny Chua, David Leong, Derek Pang, Desmond Teo, Dr Lai Pak Wah, Dr Mary Tay, Dr Philip Satterthwaite, Dr Tan Lai Yong, Ernest Chew, Francis Maniam, Jeffrey Goh (BBTC), Jimmy Tan, Jimmy Tan & Arene Koh, Jimmy Tan & Sharon Ngoo, Joshua Quek Mong Hua, Kenneth Wong (BAMK), Melville Szto, Nick Chung, Nick Chung & Jonathan Cho, Raymond Cheah, Roland Tan, See Toh Ming Yew, Simon Wan, Tan Siang Yang