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Jon Cooper’s Adam Park Story

Introduction In 2009, the Coopers arrived in Singapore from the UK. Jon’s wife had a job posting here and Jon was to be during the duration of her posting, a house husband taking care of their 2 young children and running the household. As luck would have it, on the morning after they  moved into their home, Jon on a “reconnaissance”  of his new neighbourhood spotted a National Heritage Board marker introducing the WWII history of Adam Park. From that […]

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Home: The Gates of Bukit Brown

“We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. Through the unknown, unremembered gate When the last of earth left to discover Is that which was the beginning.” (T S Eliot, “Little Gidding”) The gates of Bukit Brown are now “reunited” with the pillars in the new entrance to the cemetery. Painted black – which was established to be a common […]

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Earth Deity flanked by 2 Datuk Kongs June 2016

A “Home” for the Earth Deities

Moved by “unseen” hands, the deities which used to be located at the former entrance of Bukit Brown Cemetery, were also moved  when the pillars of the gates were relocated. They now have a brand new shelter –  we have been informed by a credible source – which was “upgraded”  by Fusion Clad Precision (of their own initiative),  the company commissioned by the National Heritage Board to restore the gates. Photos captured by Brownie volunteers help document the “sheltering” of […]

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by Catherine Lim Considered the foremost authority on Raffles, the National Library Board  has acquired the collection of Dr. John Bastin’s more than 5000 materials. 38 of which have been curated  for public viewing on the 13th floor. The exhibits  both showcases and makes accessible NLB’s existing Singapore and South East Asia Collection which “form an important nucleus of works on early Singapore. “  The rare materials collection is conventionally the preserve of academics,   perhaps perceived as” high brow”    located […]

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Book launch Cover Photo Carolyn Lim

“In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught.” (Baba Dioum, 1968.)   A quote by the Guest of Honour  Senior Minister Desmond Lee (National Development and Home Affairs) in his address , captured aptly the journey of the Bukit Brown community leading to another milestone in what has been dubbed ” a movement” with the launch on 16 April, 2016 of the […]

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Update: Snr Minister of State Desmond Lee (MND, MHA) will be the guest of honour  and present books in appreciation to contributors after his address. ****Please note change in programme and we appreciate punctuality in attendance. Audience to be seated in Auditorium by 2.55pm.  Dress code: Casual Saturday 9 April 2.30pm – 5.30 pm @  The URA Centre, 5th Floor Auditorium.  45 Maxwell Road, 069118. Please register here: http://peatix.com/event/159461 Programme: 2.30pm : Registration 3pm to 4 pm: Launch Programme: Welcome […]

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Group Photo Mr. Foo

Dear Visitors, Information on our regular free guided weekend walks and public holidays  under All Things Bukit Brown  and registration  is recommended  is now available on  Peatix. Please click  on this link to register. The guided walks  usually begin at 9am and end at 12 pm, although there are sometimes walks in the afternoons from 4pm to 6.30pm and night walks. They are organised  based on the   availability of volunteers with the exception of the first weekend of every month, […]

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