wINDS OF CHANGE FROM THE 'GARDEN OF THE CLEAR NIGHT'
Did you know that Singapore played a bit role in the formation of modern China in 1911? Make your way here to the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall and learn about the Father of modern China - Dr Sun Yat Sen, and this beautiful villa he called home while he made his sojourns to Singapore. It was here where his many revolutionary ideas and battle plans were shared with fellow comrades and refined in preparation for the 1911 Chinese Revolution to bring down the Qing Dynasty. His story resonates with generations of Chinese both in China and Taiwan, as well as millions of overseas Chinese who also honoured and respected this gentleman.
This villa was built in the 1880s, and changed hands several times before it landed in the hands of Teochew businessman Teo Eng Hock bought it for his mother to live in, and named it Wan Qing Yuan, which means 'Garden of the Clear Night'. Teo eventually handed it over to Sun Yat Sen when he was in Singapore for use as his South East Asian Headquarters.
This serene and placid surrounding is a pleasant respite for any weary traveler, then and now.
Balestier: A Hundred Years
Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
21 Nov 2015 - 24 Apr 2016
10am - 5pm (Tuesday - Sunday)
Back To MUSEUMS & GALLERIES
SIGHTS | ATTRACTIONS |
MUSEUMS & GALLERIES |
CHINATOWN | KAMPONG GLAM |
LITTLE INDIA | CIVIC DISTRICT |
MARINA BAY | RWS |
SENTOSA ISLAND | HOTELS |
admission & charges (Sun Yat Sen Memorial)
10am to 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday
Closed on Mondays
*FREE FOR LOCALS AND P.R.
Location AND GETTING THERE (SUN YAT SEN MEMORIAL)
12 Tai Gin Road, Singapore 327874
Telephone: +65 6256 7377
NEAREST TRAIN STATION:
Toa Payoh MRT (NS19)
*Take Exit B and get on bus number 139 at the Toa Payoh Interchange on level 1. Alight at the bus stop (4th) at Zhong Shan Mall along Balestier Road, after the Kwan Im Tng Temple.
Novena MRT Station (NS20)
*Make your way to the bus stop opposite Novena Church, take bus service no. 21 or 131 and alight 3 stops later at the bus stop beside Zhong Shan Park after Kwan Im Tng Temple.
ZHONG SHAN MALL(50171) OR OPP ZHONG SHAN MALL (50179)
21, 130, 131, 139, 145 or 186