Tay Eng Soon

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Tay Eng Soon
Personal details
Born 20 January 1940
Died 5 August 1993(1993-08-05) (aged 53)
Nationality Singaporean
Political party People's Action Party
Alma mater Anglo-Chinese School
Profession Politician

Tay Eng Soon (Chinese: 鄭永順; pinyin: Zhèng Yǒngshùn; 20 January 1940 – 5 August 1993) was a Singaporean politician.


Tay was educated at the Anglo-Chinese School. A member of the People's Action Party, he was Senior Minister of State (Education) in the 1980s[1] until his death in office.[2]


One of the two libraries in the Singapore Institute of Management has been named after him, in recognition of Tay's contributions to the SIM's UK Open University Degree Programme.[3]

The Tay Eng Soon Health Sciences Award[4] and Tay Eng Soon Medal[5] are most likely also named after him.


  1. ^ "新加坡资优教育介绍". Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Tien Mui Mun (2002-11-06). "Tay Eng Soon". Singapore Infopedia. National Library Board Singapore. Archived from the original on 2010-10-01. 
  3. ^ "SIM Library: About Us". Singapore Institute of Management. 
  4. ^ "Welcome to Ang Mo Kio - Thye Hua Kwan Hospital". Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Ex-Hong Kah Lite awarded Outstanding Graduate in ITE". Hong Kah Secondary School. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 

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