KSW's Tomb (photo Khoo Ee Hoon)

Visiting Khoo Seok Wan’s Grave

by Cherlyn Lee Suet Yean I am a Junior College  student who loves history and writing poetry. To me, history is a grand story  with so many interesting details waiting to be discovered. In my free time, I love taking long walks  around Singapore, letting my feet absorb the atmosphere of different places. I learn so much about  Singapore’s history that way. Naturally, I am interested in Bukit Brown because it is full of history. In fact, I went there [...]

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Qing Ming Observances 2014

  By Sugen Ramiah The Qing Ming festival, or  tomb sweeping day, is  observed by the Chinese worldwide. It is a day for them  to pay homage to their ancestors, either by visiting graveyards, columbariams  or ancestral tablets in ancestral halls. The actual day falls either on the 4th ot 5th  of April, but families have a window of  ten days before or after the actual day to conduct Qing Ming.  This year, I was fortunate to have been able [...]

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Embracing Lost  souls (photo Victor Yue)

Intrinsic Value of Bukit Brown

By Claire Leow This week marks the second anniversary of this blog, started to support a volunteer effort to raise awareness of Bukit Brown’s intrinsic value: its heritage, habitat and history. More importantly, it marks the 72th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore to Japanese occupation during World War II. The two anniversaries dovetailed neatly as All Things Bukit Brown hosted a special tour to mark the Remembrance of the War Dead, tracing the routes of the Japanese advance and [...]

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Bukit Brown (photo: Bianca Polak)

The Brownies will be conducting 2 special walks as part of the urban community movement called Jane’s walk. There are other walks at various parts of the city as well and you will need to sign up at the website for the Jane’s walk of your interest. Here is the link to all the Jane’s walks that will be conducted in the weekend of Fri 2 May’14 till Sun 4 May’14. To sign up follow the link on the Jane’s [...]

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Triple tombs Bianca Polak

  Disclaimer: By agreeing to take walking tours  of Bukit Brown Cemetery, I understand and accept that I must be physically fit and able to do so.To the extent permissible by law, I agree to assume any and all risk of injury or bodily harm to myself and persons in my care (including child or ward) Useful info here: Getting There/游览信息 Friday 18 April, 9am – 11.30am.  Meeting place: At the Lor Halwa Main gates at Bukit Brown Fabian and [...]

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Bukit Brown Indez _Post Museum

  Post-Museum will be exhibiting 8 works from The Bukit Brown Index in Unearthed. Mar 21 – 6 Jul : 10am – 7 pm Unearthed seeks to investigate our relationship with Earth and the natural world, and charts SAM’s ( Singappore Art Museum) new direction in encompassing and presenting projects and practices where art intersects with other disciplines and modalities. Drawing on works from SAM’s permanent collection as well as private collections, the exhibition at SAM offers an insight on [...]

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Bukit Brown Municipal Cemetery (1922-1973)

  PLEASE NOTE: These are the last guided walks before a 2 week break for QingMing. Guided walks will resume on the weekend of April 19th. Meeting Point for all  guided walks is at the main gates entrance at the end of Lorong Halwa Getting There/游览信息 If you have a facebook account, please register on the FB event page to give us an idea of numbers. If you don’t, no worries, just turn up at the gates. Friday 21 Mar, [...]

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