Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall


Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall also known as Wan Qing Yuan, and formerly as Sun Yat Sen Villa, is a double-storey colonial villa at Balestier in Singapore. The villa is now a museum commemorating Dr Sun Yat Sen who visited Singapore eight times between 1900 and 1911.

The villa was once the Chinese Revolutionary Alliance's Southeast Asia headquarters. It was used by Dr Sun Yat Sen for his revolutionary activities in February 1906. During the Japanese Occupation of Singapore in World War II, the villa was used as a communications hub by the Japanese.

On 1994, Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall was made as a national monument to symbolise the contributions of the overseas Chinese to the revolutionary movement in China, as well as the inspiration of Dr. Sun's nationalist ideals on the people of Singapore

The memorial hall now has a total of six galleries on two levels include:

  • Hall of Peace
  • Passage of History
  • Hall of Wisdom
  • Gallery of Endeavour Passage
  • Through the Eras
  • The Singapore Gallery
  • The Nanyang Gallery
  • The Testament Gallery

Today, the villa has a collection of at least 50 paintings, calligraphy works and sculptures. In the garden, there is the stone stele measuring 3.5 metres tall and weighing 16,000 kilogrammes, the bronze statue of Dr. Sun Yat Sen and a 25-metre long bronze mural.

How to get there

Take the MRT to Toa Payoh stations and take bus 139 or 145

Take Singapore Bus Service (SBS) 21, 130, 131, 139, 145 or 186 to Balestier Road. For SBS 139 and 145, alight at the 3rd bus stop after the Toa Payoh Interchange. For bus 21 and 131 from Thomson Road (opposite the Novena MRT station) and alight at Balestier Road (Opposite the Moulmein Community Center).

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Sunday : 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
Closed on Monday and public holidays


Adult - $4.00
Child and Senior Citizens - $3.00

More information

12, Tai Gin Road, Singapore 327874

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