|Tour of Sun Yat Sen's Trail launched in Macao to commemorate Xinhai Revolution||2011-09-12|
Culture Affairs Bureau of Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) and the Macao Heritage Ambassadors Association jointly launched the Tour of Dr. Sun Yat Sen's Macao Revolutionary Trail on Saturday to mark the 100th anniversary of Xinhai Revolution.
According to the bureau, aiming to showing participants the places where were once familiar to the "Father of Revolution", the route of the tour includes Dr. Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall, the Lou Lim Ioc Garden, Meeting Place of the Tong Meng Hui Union and the Kiang Wu Hospital, where Dr. Sun Yat Sen once worked as a volunteer doctor decades before Xinhai Revolution, also known as 1911 Revolution. Dozens of students participated in the guided tour, which took place at 3 p.m Saturday.
As Dr. Sun Yat Sen, forerunner of the Chinese revolution, promoted revolutionary activities in Macao and left his indelible mark in different places, the guided tour was expected to provide a deeper understanding on the close relationship between Macao, Dr. Sun Yat Sen and his revolutionary causes, said Zhou huizhu, Chief of Macao Heritage Ambassadors Association.
According to the bureau, the tour would be held at 3 p.m. every Saturday from Sept. 10th to Oct. 29th and people of all nationalities are welcome. To commemorate the centenary of the Xinhai Revolution this year, the Cultural Affairs Bureau will also hold a series of activities, including large-scale thematic exhibitions, conferences and seminars as well as two musical events.
It was hoped that this wide range of popular and academic promotional programs would not only enhance local residents' understanding of Dr. Sun Yat Sen and the 1911 Revolution in China, but also arouse public interest in the history and culture of Macao by revealing the important role the territory played in the 1911 Revolution, said the bureau.