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Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

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If you don’t know a lot about modern Asian history, and think Singapore is all about British colonialism, the excellent Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall is sure to enlighten you.

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Dr Sun Yat Sen was the key revolutionary figure in overthrowing feudal China and is regarded as the founding father of the modern People’s Republic of China. Dr Sun spent time in Singapore working for the revolutionary cause, based in the villa in which the museum is housed. The museum documents the impact of the Chinese Revolution on Singapore as well as Singapore’s contribution to the revolution.

The museum is set in a beautifully restored two-storey, colonial-style villa. Photo taken in or around Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, Downtown Singapore, Singapore by Sally Arnold.

The museum is set in a beautifully restored two-storey, colonial-style villa. Photo: Sally Arnold

The beautifully restored two-storey, colonial-style villa in the Balestier district was completed by a local Chinese merchant in the early 1900s. If you have an interest in architecture, the grand heritage building is worth the trip alone. After passing several owners, rubber magnate Teo Eng Hock offered the home to Dr Sun as the Singapore hub of his revolutionary activities in ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 300 words.)

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