Attraction 120 Armenian Street, Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaysia Published on: 01-07-2016
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The pictorial exhibition will feed the visitors with information about the premises and the revolutionary work of Dr Sun during his stay in Penang.
Much of the original feel of a Straits Chinese shophouse has been painstakingly maintained and inside the house, you will find two halls and a typical Nyonya kitchen, complete with coffee corner, stone mortar and pestle (chengku) and firewood and charcoal stove.
The wooden chairs adorned with beautiful shells, an old hat stand, fireproof safe (believed to have been left behind by the T’ung Meng Hui), an old portrait of Dr Sun (Chinese school students would bow daily to the portrait to pay respect to him), an iron book safe, a signboard and several valuable antiques dating back to the 1900s can be found here.
The premise was also used for the filming of the international movie “A Road to Dawn” which tells of Dr Sun’s struggles away from the motherland.
Today, the shophouse (though yet to be opened to the public on a daily basis) is privately owned but visitors can enter for a nominal fee of RM3. If you are lucky, you might just bump into its custodian, historian and author Khoo Salma. The friendly lady is a wealth of information and is quite the authority on Penang’s rich heritage.
- “Must visit for history lovers !”
- “An interesting piece of history”
- “The stories are the treasures”
- “Historical highlight”
- “Historical significance of the museum”
120 Armenian Street, Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaysia
It is a place for the history bluff. We pass by the place during a weekend and we don't see any tourist so I wonder is this attraction on the list of the must-see for tourist.
it is a small museum where Sun Yat Sen had his meeting in Penang. The owner of the museum is very knowledgeable and it good for people who likes China history. before going it is good to make sure owner is in charge and ask him whatever stories about Sun Yat Sen.
My travel companion and I came across this small museum by chance as we were wandering around the streets of Georgetown. Perhaps it could be better advertised and promoted? It's one in a long row of terrace houses, many of which appear to have been renovated, so it's a good opportunity to see the interior of one of these houses, with their central courtyards open to the sky. And the museum provided an unexpected and interesting glimpse into the life of Sun Yat Sen and the Chinese community of the area in the early 20th century. The guide was very pleasant and even made us a pot of tea so we were able to sit for a while and enjoy the environment (and shelter from the rain). There's also a good selection of books for sale about local cultures, and my companion bought the Sun Yat Sen playing cards.