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About the photo : This is the typical architecture that built at Malaysia during the British Settlement era.


About the figure :-

Sun Yat-sen (pinyin: Sūn Yìxiān; 12 November 1866 – 12 March 1925) was a Chinese revolutionary and political leader. As the foremost pioneer of Nationalist China, Sun is frequently referred to as the Founding Father of Republican China. )))Wikipedia : Sun Yat Sen

Penang is an important stop to completed his revolution plan.


About the Museum :-

Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Centre

Penang Philomatic Union or Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Centre nowadays, is a reading club established by the "Tung Meng Hooi" - a political party started in Tokyo in 1905 by Dr Sun yat Sen with the intention of overthrowing the Qing Dynasty and forming of Republic of China.

After the sucessful Uprising of 1911, Penang Philomatic Society also played a vital role in starting the modern Chinese Education in Penang. The premises was used as the "cradle" for two famous Chinese schools in Penang - namely Chung Ling High School as well as the Fukien Girls' School - (today's Penang Chinese Girls' High School). These schools were actually founded by key members of "Tung Meng Hooi" in Penang as they believed that proper education was the only way of overcoming the backwardness of Chinese community .

In 2002, the premises was renovated to house the Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Centre which is a museum to commemorate the historical episode in Penang that was rreplaceable to the contemporary history of China. The statues of Dr Sun Yat-Sen and two of his key followers in Penang, Goh Say Eng and Ooi Kim Kheng has been erected in front of the building as part of this musuem.

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