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Singapore Heritage Festival 2018 @ Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Singapore Heritage Festival 2018 @ Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

In conjunction with Singapore Heritage Festival 2018, discover the hidden and lesser-known stories of Balestier and the Memorial Hall by joining in an array of fun-filled activities.


Visitors can learn more about Balestier’s entertainment scene in the past and famous food found in the precinct.

My Balestier Heritage Trail Booklet

Grab a copy of heritage trail booklet at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall to learn more about Balestier. Participants also get to redeem an exclusive gift by completing questions on the booklet!

  • Date: 6 – 22 April 2018 
  • Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Interactive Photo booth: From Stage to Screen

Did you know that there exists a movie production studio in Balestier? Visit interactive photobooth and find out more about Balestier's entertainment scene in the past! Snap a photo with your family and friends as you travel back in time to experience Balestier's old movie production studio and theatre. A roving photographer will be offering free instant prints from 2pm to 4pm on 14 and 15 April.

  • Date: 6 – 22 April 2018 
  • Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Balestier Food & Heritage Trail Plus! *

Specially curated for Singapore Heritage Fest 2018, this thematic guided trail focuses on Balestier as a food and entertainment hub! Experience the charm and colours of Balesier - an area that has seen many changes, and yet still reminds one of yesteryear Singapore. Conducted in English and Mandarin.

  • Date: 14 – 15 April 2018 
  • Time: 9:30am – 11:30am
  • Admission: $10 Register here.

Miniature Food Sculpting Workshop

Have you heard about the famous Tau Sar Piah found in Balestier? Create your very Tau Sar Piah food miniature in this craft workshop!

  • Date: 14 April 2018 
  • Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
  • Admission: Free. Register here.

Children’s World @ SYSNMH: Lights, Camera, Action!

Lights, Camera, Action! Be a movie producer for a day and bring back your very own movie posters as you go through a series of hands-on activities.

  • Date: 15 April 2018 
  • Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Monument Tour *

Known as the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall or Wan Qing Yuan today, the villa played an important role in Dr. Sun Yat Sen’s 1911 Revolution. To uncover the full story of this house, they find out how this building came to be by looking at its architectural story, its development through history, and how it was used by Dr. Sun and his supporters in Singapore to plan three of the 10 uprisings that paved the way for the rise of modern China. Conducted in English.

  • Date: 14 April 2018 
  • Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Admission: $5 Register here.

Chinese Opera Parent-Child Workshop

Did you know that the stage at Gor Chor Tua Pek Kong Temple located on Balestier Road is one of the rare few wayang stages in Singapore? Indulge yourselves in the colourful world of Chinese opera, more commonly known as wayang, and learn more about this fascinating art form and its various styles in this workshop conducted by Singapore media personality, Nick Shen Weijun. Sign up for this workshop to learn more about the heritage and history of Chinese opera, get hands-on experience in Chinese operatic movements, and catch exciting ‘live’ face-changing and opera performances!

  • Date: 15 April 2018 
  • Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm; 3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Admission: Free. Register here.

Permanent Gallery Guided Tour

Join for a guided tour of Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall and hear the stories behind this century-old villa that featured prominently in Dr. Sun Yat Sen’s revolutionary activities in Southeast Asia. Gain valuable insights on the impact of the 1911 Revolution on Singapore, as well as Singapore’s contributions to the Revolution. 

Participants will receive a special gift at the end of the tour. While stocks last. 

  • Date: 14 April 2018 
  • Time: 2.30pm – 3.30pm (CH);3.00pm – 4.00pm (EN) 
  • Admission: Free. Register here


Credit: image of Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall 




Admission: Free

Telephone number

+65 6256 7377



12 Tai Gin Road, Singapore 327874

How to get there?

By Bus

Bus service nos. 21, 130, 131, 139, 139M, 145, 186 (to alight at Zhongshan Mall) 
Bus service nos. 139, 139M: Opp EASB (to alight at East Asia Institute of Management) 

By Train

Toa Payoh Station (NS19) 
Take bus service nos. 139, 145 from Toa Payoh Bus Interchange (to alight at Zhongshan Park) 

Novena Station (NS20)
Take bus service nos. 21, 131 from Novena Church (to alight at Zhongshan Park)

Alternatively, the Memorial Hall is a 20 minute walk from Toa Payoh Station (NS19) or Novena Station (NS20) 


By Car

Pan-Island Expressway (PIE), from Changi Aiport towards Tuas
Take Exit 17 (Balestier Road/Thomson Road/Upper Thomson Road) onto Jalan Datoh. Turn left at Balestier Road, then turn left at Ah Hood Road. 

Pan-Island Expressway (PIE), from Tuas towards Changi Airport
Take Exit 17D (Thomson Road/Toa Payoh) onto Jalan Toa Payoh. Turn right to stay on Thomson Road. Turn left to Balestier Road, then turn left at Ah Hood Road.


The Memorial Hall does not offer parking spaces. Visitors may park at Zhongshan Mall, HomeTeamNS-JOM Clubhouse, or Ah Hood Gardens housing estate.