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Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

12 Tai Gin Road, Singapore 327874, Singapore
65 6256 7377
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Ranked #77 of 314 attractions in Singapore
Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: Statioined at Balestier Road, the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (Wan Qing Yuan) is dedicated towards the founder of the Revolution in China. Dr... more »
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Not many nowadays know about the pivotal role Dr Sun Yat Sen played in overthrowing feudal China and revolutionizing the behemoth in 1912. And not enough people know about or visit the revamped Sun Yat Sen museum in Singapore. Centrally located (about 10 mins by car from Orchard Road), the museum is housed in a 113 year old heritage building... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Dr Sun initially thought a reformation to create a constitutional monarchy was right for China, however after witnessing the many humiliating concessions given to foreign powers after each war, he changed to support a revolutionary movement to make China a republic, as he deemed the Qing court too corrupt for any improvements. He traveled overseas and raised funds, and made... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

This memorial hall for Sun Yat Sen is located in Tai Gin Road, off Balestier Road and is a heritage institution under the National Heritage Board. It traces Dr. Sun's revolutionary activities in Southeast Asia. It also highlights some of the 1911 Chinese Revolution in China which had some impact on Singapore. . The museum is open to the public... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

We went to visit the memorial hall on a public holiday. Entrance for foreigners on that day was free. The memorial hall is not very big about two storeys high and easy enough to navigate around. It is beautifully kept and the exhibits are interesting if you have an interest for Chinese history. Several other sights nearby like the Burmese... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

This small museum at Tai Gin Road contains the memorabilia of Dr Sun Yat Sen the Founding Father of China. His friends included Lim Nee Soon, Dr Lim Boon Keng and Sir Song Ong Siang. Here you can see the history of China and its close relationship with Singapore. There are busts and statues of Dr Sun Yat Sen and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

My husband wanted to visit this museum for a while now. The grounds were very nice with a lovely looking house which is the museum. There was heaps of information on Sun Yat Sen and his colleagues. I didn't know anything about Sun Yat Sen and I found the information interesting. I also enjoyed the lovely iron wall with beautiful... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

This museum has a superb record of the visits to China of 'The Father of Modern China'. There are superb photos of Sun Yat Sen (aka Zhong Shan) and the people he associated with in Singapore in their organising to overthrow the ailing Qing dynasty at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. The building is itself worth visiting... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

I hd heard of it and thought..ah yes one day... until I "bumped" into it while visiting the Balestier neighborhood. What a brilliant surprised. beautiful house and garden full of history. the Museum is cheap and the staff lovely. I came 15 minutes before it was going to close but they kept it open for me, and a volunteer who... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall is a place you probably won't go unless you have either finished touring the rest of the more touristy attractions in Singapore and no longer have places to visit or you are particularly interested in the stories of Sun Yat Sen. Located in serene premises, the memorial hall is very well maintained and there... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

A good collection of photos & artifacts of local Chinese who supported Dr. Sun and his revolution. Better kept & maintained than that in Penang.

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