From Park to Jungle (and back)

[a contribution by one of our walk participants earlier this year: Raymond Yeo] From Park to Jungle (and back) Raymond Yeo instagram.com/raymondyeo.sg I had been looking forward to this Jane’s Walk not just because I had never been to Bukit Brown, but also because it promised to be a long and leisurely walk on a Sunday afternoon, with the Bukit Timah entrance to Botanic Gardens as its starting point. You see, I enjoy walking from Points A to B when […]

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Reflections in Bukit Brown

by Eugene Ang Living in Pasir Ris, the prospect of having to wake up early on a Sunday morning for a 9am walking tour—in a cemetery of all places—is definitely unappealing. After all, I am your typical Singaporean millennial, more in tune with the modern than the traditional and more interested in the future than the past. That said, I was glad that I did eventually pull myself out of bed in the nick of time to join Claire and […]

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Ong Chong Chew – Found!

#Flashback: 10 October 2012 by Catherine Lim I was working on a production of History from the Hills – an 8 episode docu series which traces the history of  Singapore from the perspective of Chinese pioneers who made significant contributions to  society and the region in the late  1800s to the 1900s (post-war)  and who are buried in Bukit Brown. We were to shoot a sequence with Ong Chwee Imm – whose great great grandfather Ong Chong Chew was one […]

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Due to the road constructions, there are new access roads into Bukit Brown cemetery and the former entrance is closed and inaccessible. As there are two roads going in, we have two new meeting points depending on which part of the cemetery the guided walk will cover. So, please check which meeting point is assigned to your tour to avoid confusion!   MEETING POINT A – Hill 2 & 5 The first meeting point is following the new access road […]

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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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“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 of State , 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, […]

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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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