2013
Aug
4

Report: Sun 4th Aug – 5 Guided Walks!

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Report 4th August – Guided Walks

Despite heavy rains, which persisted for much of the walk,  some 80 participants comprising the My Singapore Destination meet up group and 2 public walks in English and Mandarin, turned up. In addition , Bukit Brown  was also  a stopover point for the Love Cycling SG   group – some 60 of them – and a trio  of photographers, rambling on their own.

Group 1 of meet up group, Brownie Claire Leow reports:  Fabian and I guided this wonderfully engaged group which had a 4 year old toddler and a lovely Indian lady who persevered despite weak knees. (seeing mosquito larvae in the joss urn of Tok Cheng Tuan and wife, she elegantly swept aside her sari, bent over, and with her bare hands scooped out the larvae.) We took it slow and easy to accommodate and no one complained nor strayed. What a wonderful morning of sharing and caring!

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My Destination Singapore Group 1 with Brownies Claire and Fabian (photo Bianca Polak)

Group 2 of My Destination Singapore led by Brownies Mil and Bianca (photo Bianca Polak)

Group 2 of My Destination Singapore led by Brownies Mil and Bianca (photo Bianca Polak)

 

4 August Mandarin Tour Lawrence Chong

A young lad on his learning journey led by the Mandarin guides (photo Lawrence Chong)

You can view more of Lawrence Chong ( one of the  photographers at Bukit Brown) photos here

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Brownie Andrew caught in a dramatic moment on his Mandarin walk ( photo Ai Loon)

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Participants of the Mandarin guided walk with Brownies, Andrew and Yik Han (photo Bianca Polak)

From Brownie Peter leading the  English guided walk :
4th Aug: A wonderful group of new and regular visitors. We brought them to Hill 2 , passing by the tomb of a toddler, Lee Kim Soo, Dolly, Mrs Tan Kheam Hock, Teo Chin Chay, Tan Seng Chong, Tok Cheng Tuan, See Tiong Wah, Khoo Seok Wan, Quadruple tomb of Tan Peck Jim, Leong Seng Ngian, Lim Nee Soon family, Wong Chin Yoke, Circus family..

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Members of the guided walk in English in a “kodak” moment with one of 2 life size sikh guards at the family cluster of war hero Wong Chin Yoke. Brownies, Peter, Ee Hoon and Catherine led the group (photo Peter Pak)

4th August Eagle _peter pak

A rare sighting of an eagle (photo Peter Pak)

And making a bald statement at Bukit Brown this morning,  Brownie Ai Loon. We salute and support  you for taking part in  Hair for Hope,  an event which serves to raise funds and awareness of childhood cancer.

4 August Ai Loon _ Ee hoon

Brownie Ai Loon standing tall after shaving her hair for children with cancer (photo Khoo Ee Hoon)

cycling sg_Keng Kiat

Love cycling sg group converging at Bukit Brown. We remember they were our first big group when we started the guided walks in January 2012  with a cycling group and non of the Brownies were on bikes!(photo Chew Keng Kiat)

And in the afternoon, under cool skies, a tour by Post Museum rounded a lovely day at Bukit Brown

Aug 4 Outpost _Post museum

Outpost introduction to Bukit Brown (photo Post Museum)

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • When: 9 am to noon, 4 AugustRoute: If energy prevails, we will take a ramble from Hill 2 to Hill 4 and then back…. On the way, we will hear beautiful stories of the various pioneers (Note: No time to stop at the biggest tomb, Ong Sam Leong)Your guides: Peter and Catherine
    Bukit Brown. More than a cemetery. More than a Chinese cemetery. Come discover our heritage and history, while enjoying the habitat.

How to get there and handy tips here: http://bukitbrown.com/main/?p=1347

By agreeing to take this walking tour of bukit brown cemetery I understand and accept that I must be physically fit and able to do so.To the extent permissible by law, I agree to assume any and all risk of injury or bodily harm to myself and persons in my care (including child or ward)

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.

Brownie Code: We guide rain or shine.

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