Sun Yat Sens Penang Base
at 120 Armenian Street,Penang, Malaysia
Sun Yat Sen
Dr. Sun Yat
Sen alias Sun Chong San was born in Guandong Province, near Macao.
He studied as a youth in Hawaii and Hong Kong and worked as a
medical doctor in Canton and Macao.
times around the world, he campaigned for the Chinese Revolution,
attracting considerable support from the Overseas Chinese.
Sun promoted the ideology of the Three Principles of the
People (Nationalism, People's Power and People's Livelihood).
Sun Yat Sen as a young revolutionary in London, where he was kidnapped
by the Chinese Embassy
Dr. Sun &
by Chinese everywhere as their country's modern founder, the physician-turned-nationalist
failed in his dream of unification http://www.time.com/time/asia/asia/magazine/1999/990823/sun_yat_sen1.html
Sun Yat Sen in Penang
Dr. Sun first
came to Penang in 1905. Each year, he visited Penang to give speeches
and promote the revolution.
the Southeast Asian headquarters of the Tung Meng Hui from
Singapore to Penang, at a time when his greatest backing came
from the Penang party members.
Dr. Sun lived in Penang for six months, with his family, his first
wife Madam Lu Muzhen, his second wife Madam Chen Cuifen, his two
daughters and his brother. The daily expenses of Dr. Sun and his
family were borne by his Penang supporters.
Sun Yat Sens house at Dato Kramat Road, Penang, demolished
in the 1960s. Dr. Sun Yat Sens first wife (in black), second
wife (left) and two daughters Sun Yan and Sun Wan are shown here.
Suns Penang Supporters
left to right:
- Wu Shirong
alias Goh Say Eng, Penang Tung Meng Hui leader, continued
to be a leader of the overseas Kuomintang after 1911.
Jinqing alias Ng Kim Kheng, gave away his fortune for the cause.
- The poet
Luo Zhonghuo, and two others, were martyrs of the Canton Uprising.
- Chen Xinzheng
alias Tan Sin Cheng spearheaded the founding of Chinese schools
Chen Cui Fen (1873-1962) also known as Tan Sua Huan was Dr. Suns
common-law wife. When she was 19, they met in Hongkong. During
the revolution, she was responsible for printing, intelligence
and transporting firearms.
Chen got on very well with Dr. Suns first wife Madam Lu.
In 1910, both stayed together in Penang with Dr. Sun and his daughters
from the first wife.
the revolution, Madam Chen returned to Penang and looked after
his two daughters who attended school at Convent Light Street,