New exhibition on Dr Sun Yat Sen and his family at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

SINGAPORE - He has been referred to as the father of modern China, but less is known about Dr Sun Yat Sen as a family man.

A new exhibition - Dr Sun Yat Sen and His Family - which will open at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall here on Saturday, will detail the support and sacrifices of his family in helping him to succeed.

Photos, letters and newspaper clippings involving his family are among the 173 artefacts on display.

On top of being the first exhibition at the museum to focus on his family, it will also feature the museum's debut in using interactive media, as the museum strives to reach out to younger people.

One game called Farm Village, targeted at children around 10 years old, allows the player to try out farming activities similar to those that Dr Sun carried out earlier in his life.

Another programme presents a family tree shows the clothing trends of previous generations, and requires the player to identify the terms used to address different members in a family tree.

The exhibition will be launched in conjunction with the museum's Wan Qing Dumpling Festival, and will run till Oct 18. Admission is free for Singaporeans and permanent residents, and ranges from $2 to $4 each for tourists and foreign citizens.

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