Join us for a gentle ramble to enjoy the surrounds, and a chance to say what Bukit Brown means to you and why you want it preserved. There is a tradition of placing a stone on a gravestone to signify that someone is remembered. Come share with us how Bukit Brown should be re-membered, in words, art, etc. We want to collect these for an installation art piece at our Jan 20 commemorative event, Celebrating Bukit Brown. We will [...]
@Angeline Lee just wrote directly to the Prime Minister via FB. Here’s the message, shared with her permission. Dear Sir I visited Bukit Brown with my 2 nephews who are of primary school age. I showed them where our ancestors were buried, namely Mr Lim Chan Siew and his wife, Mm Ong Seok Kim. Lim Chan Siew was descended from Lim Liak (Lim Liak Street in Tiong Bahru was named after him). They also visited the grave of Lim Liak’s [...]
Another weekend, another group of descendants visit Seah Eu Chin, a Teochew pioneer whose tomb was found by Raymond Goh. See that post here. The descendants paid a visit soon after (click here). The visits reported here are alerting other descendants, and today, Raymond brought 2 more families there, undeterred by the heavy downpour: The act of remembering is an act of connecting, of community and identity.