Hui Lai is one of the ten districts of the Chaozhou prefecture. There was a fairly large number of Hui Lai clansmen in postwar Singapore. The association was set up in 1947 for the clansmen to keep in touch and work together for their welfare. It is the corporate member of the Teo Chew Poit Ip Huay Kuan.
This is a point of interest on the Chinatown Clans & Associations Trail by the Urban Redevelopment Authority.