The Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall is a colonial-style villa in Singapore that played a crucial role in the Xinhai Revolution in the early 20th century. Today, the hall is a museum commemorating Sun Yat Sen, the founding father of the Republic of China. It serves to highlight the influence Dr. Sun’s revolutionary activities had on Singapore, as well as Singapore's own contributions.
Ideal for history fans, this two-story museum is divided into five galleries and features around 400 artifacts, including paintings, statues, photographs, books, and calligraphy works. Highlights include a bronze wall mural spanning some 60 meters depicting Singapore's history over a 100-year period, from the 1840s to the 1940s. The bronze statues in the hall’s gardens are also particularly impressive.
The Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall is included in the Singapore ultimate attractions pass, which allows you to explore the city’s top attractions at your own pace with a pass that is valid for two, three, or five consecutive days.
Insider’s Tip: Regular guided tours are available for free at 2pm on weekdays and 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays. These tours need to be booked in advance via the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall’s website.
To reach this attraction by metro, alight at Toa Payoh (NS19) or Novena (NS20) station (it’s a 15-20 minute walk from either station). Alternatively, take the 21, 130, 131, 139, 145, or 186 bus to Zhong Shan Park along Balestier Road.