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 […]

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 […]

Bianca: The Brownie from Holland

By day, she has project managed some of Singapore’s transportation system projects such as the flight information displays in Changi Airport and road tunnel systems for LTA. But come the weekends or public holidays, one of Bianca Polak’s favourite places is Bukit Brown Cemetery, leading the public on guided walks.   She first visited Bukit Brown in early 2012 and came on a few guided walks conducted by the Brownies before naturally falling in step with the volunteers and started conducting guided […]