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Sun Yat Sen Museum Penang Tours

Sun Yat Sen Museum Penang
In 1910, the Chinese revolutionary and future president Sun Yat-sen spent six months in Penang. The Sun Yat-Sen Museum Penang occupies the restored historic shophouse where he and his family lived and his political party met. Besides perusing displays about Sun’s activities in George Town, you can learn about historic George Town architecture here.

The Basics

Travelers usually visit the Sun Yat-Sen Museum Penang from the island itself, typically as part of their explorations of George Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tickets are extremely affordable. For a deeper understanding, it’s worth joining the tours the museum runs in English, Mandarin, or Malay. The displays on Sun Yat-sen assume visitors have some knowledge of the leader’s role in Chinese (and Taiwanese) history. But you don’t need to know the backstory to appreciate the beautiful house, with its Peranakan kitchenware and decor.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Sun Yat-Sen Museum Penang will be of interest to history buffs and architecture fans.
  • Sun Yat-sen is revered in both China and Taiwan. Act respectfully around the displays.
  • Raised thresholds on the ground floor make the museum challenging for travelers who use wheelchairs. The upper floor is accessed by a spiral staircase.

How to Get There
The Sun Yat-Sen Museum Penang is located on Armenian Street in historic George Town, less than a 1-mile (1.5-kilometer) walk southwest of the Jubilee Clock Tower and about a half-mile (750-meter) walk southeast of the Komtar Bus Terminal. Many buses from around Penang stop at Komtar.

When to Get There
The Sun Yat-Sen Museum Penang is closed on Mondays and open only in the afternoon on Sundays. It’s open from morning until late afternoon from Tuesday to Saturday. The house is rarely crowded, and, unless you’re a large group, there’s no need to book ahead.

Who Was Sun Yat-Sen, and Why Did His Stay in Penang Matter?

A surgeon by profession, Sun Yat-sen was one of the leaders of the republican movement that overthrew China’s last imperial dynasty, the Qing. Sun became the first president of China and, although he only ruled for 45 days, he’s still known as the father of the country. His stay in Penang is important because it came just one year before the Qing dynasty fell.
Address: 120, Lebuh Armenian, George Town,George Town, Penang 10200, Malaysia
Admission: Varies
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Penang Self-Guided Audio Tour

Penang Self-Guided Audio Tour

Download a self-guided audio tour of Penang, and combine the flexibility of independent exploring with a curated route through Penang’s colonial-era center, ornate temples, markets, and Clan Jetties. Since there’s no start time or schedule, you can see the colorful city on your own terms, stopping as often as you’d like to taste local delicacies, take photos, or just soak up the atmosphere.
  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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1hour 30 min Segway Tour through Penang

1hour 30 min Segway Tour through Penang

A penang Segway tour resembles an average walking tour, except for the part where you don't walk but ride a Segway through the city and explore popular heritage sights with a Professional tour guide and a Safety Marshall. it's a fun way to see the city, embrace its uniqueness, cover more ground in less time and avoid sore feet.You can glide through the whitewashed colonial buildings with a segway alongside gleaming mosques, temples, churches, labyrinthine alleys and all the sites that most tourists come to experince them self . Life in Penang is a rich blend of Malay, Chinese, Indian, Peranakan and European influences. Heritage isn’t confined to museums and can be found thriving along the city’s five-foot ways – thus providing a vibrant living celebration of George Town’s UNESCO World Heritage status. You’ll experience a spirit of authenticity and joy in its traditional festivals, stunning architecture, spontaneous street art and old-world charm.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

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