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LKY’s Maternal Ancestors Found!

  Today’s Chinese newspaper Zaobao,   reported on a significant find  of Lee Kuan Yew’s  maternal ancestry  in the depths of the forest  of Bukit Brown. It is the find of the year (2014) for Bukit Brown  researchers and bloggers  Raymond Goh and Walter Lim. Please click on image to enlarge “The  4 related tombs ranging from 70 to 127 years in Bukit Brown and Greater Bukit Brown (Lao Sua)  has been rediscovered by local historical researchers and are valuable […]

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Romancing Taiping (I)

 Romancing Taiping (Part 1) A photo essay by Simone Lee  “I was a little apprehensive at the beginning. Even as a Malaysian, I’ve never heard of anyone raving about a visit to Taiping. But while we were there, I fell in love…………” Simone Lee (Brownie*) Taiping History (in brief) Plagued by fierce feuds ( The Larut Wars)  between 2  prominent Chinese secret societies(Ghee Hin and Hai San,   this  once flourishing town in Perak, which prospered from tin mining was […]

Show and Tell photo Ang Hock Chuan

Bukit Brown : Documenting New Horizons of Knowledge

  Bukit Brown : Documenting New Horizons of Knowledge Location: NLB 9th flood from now until 10 October’14 and thereafter it will travel to other regional libraries. The exhibition was officially opened on Saturday 19 July,2014 by MOS (Ministry of National Development) Desmond Lee. It represents almost one and half years of research and working the ground documenting some 4,153 tombstones which are affected by the building of a new highway across Bukit Brown, by a team under the leadership […]

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NDP ’14 @Bukit Brown Our People, Our Home

  Register for our annual NDP Celebrations for 2014 Date 9 August, Time: 4pm – 7pm Meeting place : Gates of Lorong Halwa, where we will begin by taking a group photo. NDP ’14 (Nations Deceased Pioneers) @ Bukit Brown this year honours the “can do” and caring spirit of our pioneers who helped to forge bonds which built the foundations for SG 50. It is the story of how “Our People” in Bukit Brown made Singapore, “Our Home”. There […]

Tour group at Bukit Brown [photo: Bianca Polak]

Brotherhood Tour (Sun 20 Jul’14 at 09.00am)

Join Fabian and Andrew for a walk and listen to stories of Brotherhood in Bukit Brown. Disclaimer: By agreeing to take walking tours  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) Please read if you are attending our guided walks for the […]

Lim Bo Seng 70th Anniversary _Photo Ang Yik Han

Remembering Lim Bo Seng: War Hero

  Today marks the 70th anniversary of  Lim Bo Seng’s martyrdom (29 Jun 1944) An excerpt from Singapore war hero Lim Bo Seng’s diary: “My duty and honour will not permit me to look back. Every day, tens of thousands are dying for their countries. You must not grieve for me. On the other hand, you should take pride in my sacrifice and devote yourself to the upbringing of the children. Tell them what happened to me and direct them […]

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Bukit Brown in Singapore HeritageFest 2014

  For the first time Bukit Brown has been included in the Singapore HeritageFest with partners Singapore Heritage Society. The walks are free but  registration is needed via the Festival website only here Registration opens 1 July, 2014. Spaces are limited so register early to avoid disappointment! Bukit Brown in the City Saturday July 19 & July  26, 4pm – 6.30pm A number of pioneering settlers of 18th and 19th century colonial Singapore who were buried in the Chinese cemeteries of the […]

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In Search of Great Grandfather Cho

  by Norman Cho In 2011, I discovered the grave of my paternal grandfather, Cho Kim Leong at Bukit Brown Cemetery. Since then, I have been trying to locate the tomb of his father, Cho Boon Poo (Cho Poo), who was laid to rest in Malacca. I had absolutely no clue as to which cemetery he was buried. Bukit Cina and Jelutong cemeteries came to mind but these are huge cemeteries with more than a hundred thousand graves each. They […]

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