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[Cancelled] Balestier Trail (Street Corner Heritage Galleries Edition)

by Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
22 May • 10:00am
22 May • 10:30am

As you join our best-selling Balestier Heritage Trail, keep your eyes and ears peeled as we uncover the rich history of this district!


Due to tightened safe management measures, this programme has been cancelled. We will be in touch with participants who had signed up, to arrange for full refunds.

Behind every business lies a treasure trove of stories we don't often hear when we drop by the neighbourhood tau sar piah shop, or dabao our favourite chicken rice. Embark on our best-selling Balestier Heritage Trail to uncover the rich history and origins of Balestier from as early as 1835. Delve into the architectural and cultural developments of Balestier as you visit heritage stops such as Loy Kee Chicken Rice and Lam Yeo Coffee Powder Factory, and discover the unknown stories behind these places.

Admission: $10.00 per person (includes an exclusive goodie bag). Recommended for ages 13 and above.

Programme registration starts from 29 April 2021, 2pm onwards - look out for the link!


About Singapore HeritageFest 2021 @ Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall: Modern Women x Health and Wellness
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been around for some 2,000 years. The timeless system of medicine continues to be tapped by modern civilisation. Swing by the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall in Balestier this SHF2021 for the lowdown on how to incorporate TCM therapies and recipes in your everyday life as a modern woman. The heritage institution will also be hosting walking tours which will take you to neighbourhood landmarks such as Lam Yeo Coffee Powder Factory, Loong Fatt Tau Sar Piah, Loy Kee Best Chicken Rice,  Sweetsland Confectionery and Lim Kay Kee Optical. 


Our Partners

Singapore Institute of Technology

Mandarin Docents

Museum Volunteers

Lam Yeo Coffee Powder Factory

Loong Fatt Tau Sar Piah

Loy Kee Best Chicken Rice

Sweetsland Confectionery

Lim Kay Kee Optical

STPI – Creative Workshop and Gallery

Aiyo Event

Ms Sherry Lim, President for Reading Development Association of Singapore

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (SYSNMH), a heritage institution under the National Heritage Board, traces Dr Sun's revolutionary activities in the Southeast Asian region and highlights the impact of the 1911 Chinese Revolution on Singapore as well as Singapore's contributions to the Revolution.

The SYSNMH was re-opened to the public on 9 October 2011. The revamped Memorial Hall features a new storyline that introduces key community leaders in the early 20th century; highlights Nanyang as a base for Revolution; and explores the impact and influences of the 1911 Chinese Revolution on the Singapore Chinese community. It will also continue to promote the understanding of our history through research and publication; work with the community in outreach and education programmes as well as organise Chinese cultural events for all Singaporeans and visitors.

Please visit for more information.

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