CELEBRATION 150th anniversary of Sun Yat‑sen
r. Sun Yat ‑sen, forerunner of the Chinese Revolution, spent 16 months in Macao upon completing his medical studies in Hong Kong in 1892. During his stay, he opened two clinics where he treated patients with both Western and Chinese medicine. One of these clinics, restored to its original condition, opened to the public this November after five years of steady effort by the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) of the SAR government. 12th of November 2016 marks the 150th anniversary of Sun’s birthday, an event being celebrated across the Chinese‑speaking world. NOVEMBER 2016
In Macao, the anniversary was marked with a photograph exhibition of Sun Yat‑sen’s life in the territory. The event was organised by the Macao government. “It was one of the earliest clinics in Macao opened by a Chinese that sold Western pharmaceuticals and served as a Western medical clinic,” says Deland Leong Wai Man, head of the IC’s Department of Cultural Heritage. “It has great significance in the history of medicine in Macao. The clinic is also valuable as evidence of his life before his mission as a revolutionary.” The clinic is located at 80 Rua das Estalagens.