On 12 March 2017, Representative Francis Kuo-Hsin Liang led a memorial service to commemorate the 92nd anniversary of the death of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, founding father of the Republic of China(Taiwan), at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (Wan Qing Yuan). Others who attended include Deputy Representative Steven Tai, advisers and commissioners from the Overseas Community Affairs Council, office bearers of the United Chinese Library and the Alumni of Taiwan Universities and Colleges, and other officials from the Taipei Representative Office in Singapore. In a solemn ceremony, Representative Liang led the group of about 30 persons in offering flower wreaths and bowing three times before the statue of Dr. Sun.
In his address, Representative Liang stated that the holding of the memorial service at Wan Qing Yuan is significant in three ways. Firstly, Wan Qing Yuan was a center for the planning of three uprisings for Dr. Sun’s resistance movement. In all, Dr. Sun Yat Sen visited Singapore a total of nine times, four of which he had stayed in Wan Qing Yuan. Secondly, Wan Qing Yuan bore witness to the selfless contributions of the overseas Chinese in Singapore, including Mr. Teo Eng Hock, Mr. Tan Chor Lam and Mr. Lim Nee Soon, who were instrumental to the success of Dr. Sun’s revolution. Thirdly, Dr. Sun’s doctrine on “Sanmin Zhuyi” (“The Three Principles of the People”), which advocates the principles of nationalism, democracy, and welfare, has found its full implementation in Taiwan, where complete freedom, democracy and the rule of law prevail.