Re-membering Bukit Brown

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Remembering our forebears (Photo: Claire Leow)

 

  • 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 have a tour, a chance for you to meet others interested in our Heritage, Habitat and History.
    Meeting place: Ye Olde Raintree
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    Come visit Bukit Brown Heritage Park and be introduced to some notable pioneers who had made great contributions to Singapore in the first half of the 20th century, and the historical context of their lives and times.

    Meeting Place: Main Gate
    For information on how to get there and handy tips please visit
    http://bukitbrown.com/main/?p=1347

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    Registration:

    Our weekend public tours are FREE …
    Optimally the group size is 30 participants (15 individuals/guide).

    Please click ‘Join’ on the FB event page to let us know you are coming, how many pax are turning up, or just meet us at the starting point at 9am. We meet there rain or shine.

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    The tour:

    The Bukit Brown area is about 233 hectares in extent, bordered by Lornie Road, Thomson Road and the Pan-Island Expressway. It lies just to the south of the Central Catchment Forest, being separated from it by Lornie Road and includes Singapore’s only Chinese Municipal Cemetery. With more than 100,000 graves, Bukit Brown is also one of the largest Chinese cemeteries outside of China.

    Don’t forget to bask in the peaceful surrounds, and also chat with your guides and make friends with other participants. We are amateurs and volunteers, but we are passionate and serious about what we do at Bukit Brown, and we encourage sharing of knowledge.

    Here is a map of the grounds:
    http://bukitbrown.com/main/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/API.BBC_.Map_.ver3_4.jpg

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    Please take note:

    1. We will be walking mainly on paved roads. But there are hill treks so dress appropriately, especially your footwear.

    2. Wear light breathable clothing. Long pants and long sleeves if you are prone to insect bites or sunburn. Bring sunblock and natural insect repellent.

    3. Wear comfortable non-slip shoes as safety is important. Walking sticks are recommended.

    4. Do read up on Bukit Brown before going so you have a better understanding of the place (e.g. BukitBrown.com)

    5. Do bring water, light snacks, poncho/umbrella, sunhat and waterproof your electronics.

    6. Please go to the toilet before coming. There are NO facilities anywhere there or nearby.

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    How to get there by MRT / Bus:

    Bus services available: 52, 74, 93, 157, 165, 852, 855.

    From North: Go to Marymount MRT and walk to bus-stop #53019 along Upper Thomson Road. Take Buses 52, 74, 165, 852, 855
    Alight 6 stops later at bus-stop, #41149, opposite Singapore Island Country Club (SICC), Adam Road. Walk towards Sime Road in the direction of Kheam Hock Road until you see Lorong Halwa.

    From South: Go to Botanic Gardens MRT and walk to bus-stop #41121 at Adam Road, in front of Singapore Bible College. Take Buses 74, 93, 157, 165, 852, 855. Alight 2 stops later at bus-stop, #41141, just before Singapore Island Country Club (SICC), Adam Road. Cross the bridge, walk towards Sime Road, follow the road until you see Lorong Halwa.

    By car:
    Turn in from Lornie Road, to Sime Road. Then, turn left into Lorong Halwa.
    Parking space available at the largish paved area near the cemetery gates.

     

Singapore, Singapore 821206

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