Memories – Myths

Memories – Myths Zaobao, March 25, 2012 Extract: Art Festival General Manager Low Kee Hong : The pace of our development is getting quicker, every generation needs to preserve their memories, from the Railway Station, Methodist Girl School old school site to Bukit Brown Cemetery. But finally we are not unable to keep these environment, only preserve these memories in digital photographs or in our memories. But will these memories of ours became myths, lost poems or finally lost? He [...]

Walk of Fame, Darkly

by Andrew Tan In Bukit Brown Cemetery, an avenue, like prime real estate, connects Singapore’s prominent families—all inter-related, as these powerful cliques were linked by arranged marriages to perpetuate their wealth and influence through six generations, during 150 years of British rule (1819 to 1959). Chronology 1819-1867        Beginnings The earliest Asian elites in Singapore were comprador-kapitans from Malacca, who brokered with European (mainly British) companies, exclusive credit and arms deals.  To procure native products for Europeans, compradors resourced from powerful [...]

Serendipity by Serene

By Serene Tan “Why nobody visit?” These were the exact 3 words that appeared in my dream sometime between 1998 and 1999. In this dream, I was standing in front of a long rectangular table that separated me and a group of  shadowy figures .  One of the figures stepped forward and sat down on the table facing me. I caught a quick glimpse of him and could roughly make out his physique and features although he was in the [...]

Pangolin Sighting!

    On the evening of April 22, there was this rare sighting of a pangolin by Konamoto Dominic, who often frequents Bukit Brown, the resting place of his ancestors. This was at Hill 3, the largest of the hillocks at Bukit Brown Municipal Cemetery. There are eight pangolin species, also known as scaly anteaters, according to SavePangolin.org. The site says: “Pangolins, often called “scaly anteaters,” are covered in tough, overlapping scales. These burrowing mammals eat ants and termites using [...]