PM to launch Sun Yat Sen heritage trail

GEORGE TOWN: The Prime Minister will be in Penang on Nov 20 to launch the Sun Yat Sen Heritage Trail at the Bayview Hotel Georgetown.

Penang Heritage Trust (PHT) treasurer Lim Gaik Siang said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak would launch the trail at 11am in the presence of more than 400 people, including representatives of museums from other countries.

The trail, which includes places that Dr Sun or his followers had visited here, is a PHT project which was made possible with a RM100,000 grant under the George Town Grants Programme.

Lim said the trail consisted of 16 sites and would be expanded when more information was gathered.

“Among the sites are 94, Datuk Keramat Road; 65, Macalister Road; the Penang Chinese Town Hall; 16, Malay Street; 18, Malay Street; 224, Beach Street; and 145, Acheen Street.

“Plaques displaying the background of the sites and their connections with the Chinese revolutionary leader will be placed in front of the buildings. The explanation will be in three languages,” she told a press conference yesterday.

PHT president Khoo Salma Nasution said the trail was not only held for tourists but also to educate the local public.

The trail’s launch is organised in conjunction with centennial celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of the Penang Conference on Nov 13, 1910, when Dr Sun planned an uprising of a larger scale in Guangzhou.

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