Special exhibition in May at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

A special exhibition showcasing more than 90 rare artefacts from museums and private collectors in Japan will be held at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall in May.

That is among a series of activities to commemorate the 111th anniversary of the national monument.

Members of the public can also participate in a public lecture series that covers a wide range of topics, from history to Chinese culture to the architecture of the villa.

"Through these 111th anniversary activities, we hope to raise awareness among Singaporeans about our history and shared heritage, and the common threads that bind us today," said Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean in a speech at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall Chinese New Year event on Saturday morning.

The Memorial Hall, also known as Wan Qing Yuan, is a heritage institution under the National Heritage Board. It traces Dr Sun Yat Sen's revolutionary activities in the South-east Asian region and highlights the impact of the 1911 Chinese Revolution on Singapore, as well as Singapore's contributions to the Revolution.