Places On-Ground

[Cancelled] Balestier Trail (Healthcare Edition)

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

How is Balestier significant to our healthcare history? Come and join this walking trail as it brings you through the rich history and lesser-known stories of the Balestier Precinct!


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.

Uncover the rich history and lesser-known stories of the Balestier precinct in this educational walking trail! From landmarks such as the former Tan Tock Seng pavilion wards and the former nurses’ quarters (now Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine), delve into the architectural developments of Balestier and its significance to Singapore’s healthcare history.


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


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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