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The Story Behind # 2906

  The Story Behind Peg 2906 by Norman Cho How many of us believe in the unexplained? There are reasons why certain things happen unexpectedly.  But are we receptive enough to take the cue from such signs?  One recent account was of tomb 481 which was pegged 2906 at Bukit Brown Cemetery, slated for exhumation to make way for the 8 lane highway due to slice the cemetery in half by 2017/ A post about the Ee Hoe Hean Club […]

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The Brownies with Constance Singam, one of the judges and a highly esteemed civil activist and writer

Advocacy Awards 2014

    All Things Bukit Brown is pleased to announce that it is the first recipient of the Civil Society Advocate Organisation of the Year Award in the inaugural Singapore Advocacy Awards. This is our acceptance speech at the ceremony on August 30, 2014.  “We are honoured and humbled to have been deemed deserving to receive this award by a dedicated and diverse panel of activists, many of whom have worked tirelessly and for a much longer time on a […]

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Romancing Taiping 2

A photo essay by Simone Lee  “I was a little apprehensive at the beginning. Even as a Malaysian, I’ve never heard of anyone raving about a visit to Taiping. But while we were there, I fell in love…………” Simone Lee Romancing Taiping  1  continues with part 2  as Simone Lee takes you through to  sights and sounds  from cemeteries – of course -  to temples and museums. Hokkien Cemetery The most valuable tomb in Taiping belongs to Ng Boo Bee. […]

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Mid-Autumn Lanterns (photo: Khoo Ee Hoon)

  Romancing the Mid Autumn Festival by Andrew Lim and Victor Lim Romance the night with tales of myths and legends of the mid-autumn festival recounted by your brownies in attendance Andrew and Victor as they guide you to their “magical” spots at Bukit Brown. Please bring your own lantern, or at the very least, a stick for paper lanterns and candles which will be provided if you don’t have one. Also bring torch lights, wet weather protection just in […]

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Battlefied Tours

  As for 3 September,14 this guided walk is now fully subscribed. Those interested can still apply to be on a wait list. Thank you for your interest and for those who have had notification that they have confirmed places, please note there will be no further reminders. We  request you check this blog post should there be any last minute updates. Please also inform us if you are unable to make it for any unforeseen reasons so we can […]

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Morning Light_Catherine Lim

  There will be 2 morning guided walks this Sun 31 August. Disclaimer: By agreeing to take this walking tour 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) Meeting Point for all Guided Walks: At the Bukit Brown entrance gates […]

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The Story of Bo Ya and Zhong Ziqi _Ang yik Han

  武吉布朗展览系列华语讲座 2014年9月20日(星期六) 地点:新加坡国家图书馆5楼,Possibility Room 2-3pm坟墓建筑(主讲者:赖启健博士) 3-4pm 说书的石头—武吉布朗坟场坟墓石雕中的故事(主讲者:洪毅瀚先生) 4-5pm 记录武吉布朗:地图与制图(主讲人:莫缕勇先生) 如欲出席讲座,请在下列网站登记: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/bukit-brown-exhibition-public-talks-mandarin-tickets-12507206391 坟墓建筑 主讲者:赖启健博士 武吉布朗坟场的坟墓建筑是它独特物质文化的一部分,为新加坡和本区域以及中国南方之间在社会、文化和经济上的联系提供不少重要的资料。讲座将探讨武吉布朗坟墓建筑的记录和这项工作的重要性。主讲者也将利用纸模型让出席讲座的孩童对 坟墓健 筑有更深一层的认识。 赖启健博士,新加坡注册建筑师,新加坡国立大学建筑系硕士(1996),美国加州大学柏克莱建筑与都市设计系博士(2005)。他的研究领域为东南亚艺术、建筑、聚落、都市化和景观的历史。  说书的石头—武吉布朗坟场坟墓石雕中的故事 主讲者:洪毅瀚先生 武吉布朗坟场的坟墓石雕数量庞大、题材丰富,堪称海外华人坟场中的石雕大观园,早年精湛的手工石雕艺术作品随处可见。坟场内许多雕刻精美的石质坟墓构建丝毫不受岁月的洗礼损坏,让百年后的游人有机会一睹它们的风采。无论是江山美人、择贤用才、事亲尽孝或是神话志怪,流传千百年的民间故事和历史典故在石匠的巧手下生动地呈现。 这次讲座将通过大量的图片介绍石雕中的故事题材。 洪毅瀚,工程师,工余参与武吉布朗坟场导览活动和历史文化项目研究,曾在bukitbrown.com网站发表关于武吉布朗坟场坟墓装饰题材的博文。 记录武吉布朗:地图与制图 主讲人:莫缕勇先生 在记录武吉布朗文史的过程中,工作团队搜集到了不少非常珍贵和罕见的历史地图和空中照片。主讲人莫缕勇先生将在讲座中呈现这些历史地图和空中照片。同时也会分享一些地图和空中照片中有趣的细节。在另外一方面,由于坟场受到开路工程的影响,约有4000座坟墓需迁移。为了记录这些坟墓的确切位置,有关当局测量了每一座坟墓的地理坐标。主讲人也会讲解这一测量和绘制坟场地图的过程和结果。 莫缕勇是武吉布朗文史记录工作小组和工作委员会的成员。目前从事地理资讯系统(GIS)的咨询工作,也是地图发烧友及研究者。在武吉布朗文史记录团队里负责研究历史地图与处理地理资讯和绘制地图的工作。曾在新加坡制图单位任职和国家挡案馆工作,是伦敦皇家地理学会会士。 Public Talks in association with the Bukit Brown Exhibition (In Mandarin) Saturday, 20 September 2014 2-3pm Speaker: Dr Lai Chee Kien Title: Tomb Architecture 3-4pm Speaker: Ang Yik Han Title: Story Telling Stones – Tales from the Stone Carvings of Bukit Brown Cemetery 4-5pm Speaker: Mok Ly Yng Title: Documenting Bukit Brown: Maps and […]

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