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“Beautifully kept”

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
Ranked #180 of 814 things to do in Singapore
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Beautifully kept”
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 Buddhist temple and a Pentecostal church. We commuted to Novena by MRT and took bus 131 which got us within walking distance. Nice to do if you have nothing else planned.

Visited August 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
76 reviews
61 attraction reviews
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“Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall”
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 his efforts to rally support from overseas Chinese to overthrow the Qing dynasty in China. On display are also the school certificates of the 5th President of Singapore Ong Teng Cheong and his wife Ling Siew May. The museum is air-conditioned and the toilets are superior to those of Shangri la Hotel and Ritz Carlton Hotel.

Visited June 2013
1 Thank CowSense
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Prague, Czech Republic
Level 6 Contributor
796 reviews
622 attraction reviews
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“Only if you are a fan or a history buff”
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 historical images of Singapore. The entry fee is $4 for foreigners.

Visited May 2013
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Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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“Sun yat sen in Singapore”
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 but the the many photos and historical documents bring the story to life. As both entrance guided tour fees are low, this museum is well worth an hour or so of your time, especially if you are following the heritage trail.




Translation: Rebecca Chow, Zhuhai

Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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“Very good!”
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 was leaving stayed to take me around. I learned so much! it is really well done, lots of explanations, original pictures. really worth the visit!

Visited February 2013
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