“What We Have Really Lost”

“Bukit Brown : What We Have Really Lost” by Joshua Chiang (This essay first appeared on The Online Citizen on March 20, 2012 and is reproduced here with the permission of the writer) Towards the end of our hour-long tour at Bukit Brown cemetery (which culminated with a visit to the biggest tomb of the cemetery, that of businessman Ong Sam Leong) one of the participants, suddenly declared, “I have learnt one thing today, and that is, history has to [...]