Sun Yat Sens Penang Base
120 Armenian Street,Penang, Malaysia
Dr. Sun Yat
Sen (1866-1925) was the foremost Asian nationalist figure of the
early 20th century. In 1911, he led the Chinese Revolution that
ushered in the first republic in Asia. Today, he is regarded as
the father of modern China.
Uprising of spring 1911, a turning point of the revolution, was
strongly supported by the Overseas Chinese.
Suns political party was the Tongmenghui. In 1910, the Southeast
Asia headquarters of the Tongmenghui was at 120 Armenian Street,
of Dr. Sun Yat Sen printed in Shanghai and circulated in the Nanyang.
Up till the early 1950s, in Chinese schools throughout Malaya,
the school assemblies read aloud the will of Dr. Sun and bowed
respectfully before this poster.
120 Armenian Street showcases an exhibition on Dr. Sun Yat Sen
was in Penang that Dr. Sun convened the Penang Conference to plan
the Canton Uprising in Guangzhou, China. The seed of the Wuchang
Uprising was also initially planted here.
Kwong Wah Jit Poh, one of the worlds oldest Chinese newspaper
was started by Dr. Sun and his Penang supporters at these premises.
Sun lived in Penang for six months in 1910 together with his family,
including his second wife Chen Cui Fen.
Wah Yit Poh the 162th issue (Tuesday, 4 July 1911) of the
daily Chinese newspaper was published at 120 Armenian Strret,
Dr. Sun Yat Sens
Sun Yat Sen
Armenian & Lebuh Aceh neighbourhood
Hitam: An Intimate Tour
of a Nyonya House 2006
Yat Sen in Penang
Khoo Salma Nasution
To Dawn: Filming in Penang
Goh Mai Loon & Khoo Salma Nasution
120 Armenian Street
10200 Penang, Malaysia
Tel: +60 4 2620123
Fax: +60 4 2633970