Sun Yat-sen Museum is our next destination after enjoying our coconut ice-cream at Busy Bodhi Cafe. Penang is not all about food and more food. There are interesting historical places to visit such as this Sun Yat-sen Museum (formerly named as Sun Yat-sen Penang Base) at Georgetown and previously blogged, Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi (邱公司) Temple. According to Wikipedia, Sun Yat-sen is a Chinese revolutionary, first president and founding father of the Republic of China, and a medical practitioner. Sun Yat-sen Museum Penang is an old classic house where Sun Yat-sen planned many ways to overthrow Qing Dynasty including the uprising of the China Revolution of 1911.
Sun Yat-sen Museum is a classic Penang house.
A poster explaining the museum which is formerly known as Sun Yat-sen Penang Base. As you can see here, the museum was one of the location for the movie Road To Dawn.
Laupoh signing the guess book for us. The entrance fee is RM 5 including an in-house guided tour and tea. The fee is RM 3 if you are a student. The leng zhai here is Kenny Wong, who will share the history of this place with his brother, Alvin Wong. You can request the tour to be in English, Malay, Mandarin and Thai (by prior arrangement).
Another historical item here is this list of overseas Chinese who donated to the Huanghuagang Uprising, 1911. But this one is not the original list as it was burnt in 1915. This list is compiled from Tan Sin Cheng’s memory and newspaper records.
The photo on the left here is Madam Tan Ean Siew, who was the matriarch of this house from year 1926 to 1993. You can read more about her here.
Nyonya style firewood kitchen and utensils are well kept here. You can play cooking with it and shoot photo for memories. The kitchen space is very big indeed with natural light from the opening in the ceiling.
The house has interesting opening in the ceiling that allow natural light to come into the house, and also rainwater for the plant. If you are in the mood, I guess you can play in the rain in the house as well?
Sun Yat-sen Museum is located on Armenian Street which has many historical places to visit.
Another photo of this awesome and well-maintained townhouse that is converted to a musuem. If you are interested in the history or classic stuff, do pay a visit to Sun Yat-Sen Museum. Be sure to get Kenny for photography ideas around the house.
The Sun Yat Sen Museum,
120 Armenian Street,
George Town World Heritage Site,
10200 Penang, Malaysia.
Contact / Phone Number:
T +60 (0)4 262 0123 / 261 0307
F +60 (0)4 263 3970