Saturday, August 31, 2013

Singapore ~ Balestier Road (Zhong Shan Park)

Zhong Shan Park is located at Balestier Road, in front of Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall. 

The park has very nice landscaping which is located in between Zhongshan Mall and Days Hotel. 

In the park you can find the story of Dr. Sun.

Dr. Sun came to Singapore for the first time to rescue his Japanese friend Miyazaki Toten. He was arrested by the colonial authority but was later released with the help of Lim Boon Keng and other friends in Singapore. On June 1905, Dr. Sun met Teo Eng Hock, Tan Chor Nam and Lim Nee Soon for the first time. After the meeting, Tan invited Dr. Sun to pay a visit to Wan Qing Yuan. Dr. Sun stayed in Wan Qing Yuan for the first time and the Singapore branch of Tong Meng Hui was formally established at Wan Qing Yuan. The constitution of Tong Meng Hui's Singapore branch was drafted during Dr. Sun's stay at Wan Qing Yuan. With the help of Singapore's revolutionaries, Dr. Sun went to various places in Malaya to establish Tong Meng Hui branches. On March 1907, Dr. Sun came to Singapore to raise funds for revolutions and to advise Teo Eng Hock and Tan Chor Nam to launch the "Chong Shing Yit Pao". Dr. Sun moved to Singapore after the failure of the "Zhennanguan Uprising" and established the Nanyang branch of Tong Meng Hui in Singpaore as the regional headquarters. On July 1910, Dr. Sun re-organized the duties and the mission statement of Tong Meng Hui in this visit before leaving for Penang. On December 1911, aAfter the success of the Wuchang Uprising, Dr. Sun stopped over at Singapore on the way back to China. He came to greet Teo Eng Hock, Tan Chor Nam, Lim Nee Soon and other supporters in Singapore. It was his final visit to Singapore.

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