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Updated: 02/12/2013 03:18 | By Channel NewsAsia

More visitors expected to throng Sun Yat Sen memorial hall during festive period

More visitors expected to throng Sun Yat Sen memorial hall during festive period


More visitors expected to throng Sun Yat Sen memorial hall during festive period

SINGAPORE: Some 28,000 visitors are expected to throng the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall during this festive period. This is a 10 to 20 per cent increase in visitor numbers compared to the same time last year.

The hall will be open to the public for free till February 24.

The heritage institution saw many visitors who had taken a detour after visiting relatives on the second day of the Lunar New Year. Others wanted to soak in the festivities while learning about the region’s history.

The hall has been decked in Lunar New Year decor. On February 23, visitors will be treated to cultural performances, as well as activities such as painting, clay—making and calligraphy.

Jasmine Lam, a visitor at the hall, said: "The history of Dr Sun Yat Sen is very interesting. We learnt it at school, but we wanted to know more about it, and it’s an interesting part of the Chinese culture in Singapore, so that’s why we came here today."

—CNA/ac

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