Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Balestier Heritage Trail - Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall - Part 1

Another famous attraction in Balestier is the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall.

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (SYSNMH), a heritage institution under the National Heritage Board, traces Dr. Sun's revolutionary activities in the Southeast Asian region and highlights the impact of the 1911 Chinese Revolution on Singapore as well as Singapore's contributions to the Revolution. You can find out more about the memorial hall from its official website.

Description of the building found on the plaque near the statue.

The fruit that Dr. Sun Yat Sen loves is the chiku or ren xin guo. It is known as other names as in this list.

There was a two-metre tall bronze wall mural which spans 60 metres which depicts scenes of Singapore as a fishing village in the 1840s and the Sook Ching Massacre in 1942.

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