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Stiches of Love - Hidden Blessings in Children's Clothing and Accessories

Stiches of Love - Hidden Blessings in Children's Clothing and Accessories

Stitches of Love — Hidden Blessings in Children’s Clothing and Accessories is a special exhibition co-presented by Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall and the Memorial Museum of Generalissimo Sun Yat-sen’s Mansion from Guangzhou, China.


The exhibition features over 99 clothing and accessory items from the late Qing to early Republican period, such as hats, ear muffs, bibs and shoes.


In ancient Chinese culture, children's clothing and accessories were more than mere adornments of the body – they were bearers of the hopes and blessings for their young wearers. These clothing and accessory items often featured motifs that sought to bestow blessings of good fortune, longevity and health upon their wearers, while others conferred protection from harm. Inspired by the natural world, history, literature and folklore, these motifs were rich in symbolic meaning, and were believed by the Chinese to create an environment protected from misfortune and disaster. By wearing clothing and accessories imbued with auspicious blessings, children thus carry these unspoken messages of love, hope and affection.

Free admission for Singaporeans & Permanent Residents


Credit: Image of Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall ​




Adults: 6 SGD
Senior Citizen: 4 SGD
Children (6 to 12 years old; free admission for children under 6 years old): 4 SGD
Students: 4 SGD
Family Package of 5 (not exceeding 3 adults per family): 18 SGD

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.