2013
Aug
5

National Day Events 2013

2

A long weekend, and lots of heritage events for you relating to Bukit Brown – onsite and offsite!

Onsite: National Day, 9 August, from 4 pm to 8 pm.

“Many Stories, One Singapore@Bukit Brown”

From coolies to compradors, poets to philanthropists, businessmen to bankers, entrepreneurs to educationists, doctors to diplomats, musicians, builders, architects and our war heroes : this National Day, we honour our early pioneers and their contributions to the nation. Join us as we fan out over all 5 hills of Bukit Brown, and bring a stalk of flowers to lay on their graves in gratitude and remembrance for their trials and tribulations.

Light refreshments will be served at the end of the guided walks at 6.30pm. Bring torches to light up the evening as we continue the celebrations with pop quizzes on All Things Bukit Brown. Prizes include framed Peranakan tiles and the All Things Bukit Brown t-shirts.

The event: Last year, we had our debut NDP (Nation’s Deceased Pioneers) commemoration and it was a HUGE success.

Getting  to Bukit Brown

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Flying the flag high and proud. Majullah Singapura! With thanks and respect to all who came before us, and built this land.

Flying the flag high and proud. Majullah Singapura! With thanks and respect to all who came before us, and built this land.

 

There are 3 offsite events at the Esplanade:

The EVENT:
National Day Celebrations at Esplanade:

8 Raffles Avenue #03-01, Singapore.

This 5-day festival from 7 – 11 Aug, invites Singaporeans and the community-at-large to join in the celebratory atmosphere with the programmes that Esplanade are presenting. This festival also allows us to reflect on what being a Singaporean means and what it means to call Singapore home.

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When: 10 Aug, 4 pm – 5 pm

Who: Victor Lim, a Peranakan and Tile Collector, is the manager of Aster by Kyra, a company that manufactures ceramic tiles using Italian technology, specializing in custom designs. He has been collecting and restoring Peranakan Tiles since the 1970s. He offers workshops to Tile Collectors on restoration and has a collection of up to 8,000 Peranakan Tiles to-date.

What: Talk: “An insight to the world of Peranakan (Majolica) Tiles”. He will take us on a brief historical journey, sharing tile applications found in Peranakan homes as well as showcasing the different types of tiles made by manufacturers of that era.

Workshop: There will also be a tile painting workshop at the concourse area by Sugen Ramiah and assisted by Ai Loon

Majolica Tiles Exhibition

When: 10 Aug, 5:30 pm – 6.30m

Who: Ang Yik Han an engineer by training,  maintains an interest in the history of the Chinese overseas. He has studied stone carvings from traditional buildings in Singapore as well as Bukit Brown Cemetery for his research.

What: The Story of Stones. A Chinese Compendium: Stone Carvings. Intricate craftsmanship and artistry on stone carvings can be seen in homes, iconic buildings and even tombs around Singapore. We invite you to listen to Ang Yik Han as he uncovers stories literally set in stone that reveal gems from the past.

OSL Panel (photo Yik Han)

Carvings on the Earth Deity of the largest family cluster embed auspicious elements. (photo Yik Han)

When: 11 Aug, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Who: Mok  Ly Yng is a freelance mapping consultant and researcher in Singapore. He received his M.Sc. in GIS (Geographical Information Systems) from the University of Edinburgh. He had been a Branch Head in Mapping Unit and a contract researcher with the National Archives of Singapore. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of London. His hobby is researching the history of surveys and mapping in Singapore.

What: Talk: “Mapping Singapore: a potted history”.  Starting with the founding of Singapore in 1819, this presentation will review the major periods of map-making in Singapore’s history until the present. Representative and significant maps from each period will be highlighted.

Mok's map talk @ Esplanade

When: 11 Aug, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Who: Mok  Ly Yng is a freelance mapping consultant and researcher in Singapore. He received his M.Sc. in GIS (Geographical Information Systems) from the University of Edinburgh. He had been a Branch Head in Mapping Unit and a contract researcher with the National Archives of Singapore. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of London. His hobby is researching the history of surveys and mapping in Singapore.

What: Talk: “Mapping Singapore: a potted history”.  Starting with the founding of Singapore in 1819, this presentation will review the major periods of map-making in Singapore’s history until the present. Representative and significant maps from each period will be highlighted.