4 of the Brownie Walkers at a training walk

Brownie Walkers for Hospice Care! #LTAW2015

As a team of 6, Hock Chuan, Sumin, Yik Han, Cuifen, Hang Chong and Bianca, will be walking 50km on 5 Sep’15 as part of the Let’s Take a Walk (LTAW) event organised by Raleigh Society. This is a mental and physical challenge for us and we are doing this to raising funds for Hospice Care Association (HCA). So, we would like to get our friends, family and other supporters to pledge an amount to be donated to Hospice Care […]

Lim Hui Siang Calligraphy _Alex Tan

Lim Hui Siang and his Calligraphy

It all began when a descendant asked for help in the FB group Heritage Singapore Bukit Brown in locating the grave of his maternal grandmother Yang Shu Hua 楊淑華, whom he just discovered was buried in Bukit Brown. Madam Yang it transpired is the first wife of  Prof Lim Hui Siang (pinyin Lin Huixiang, 林惠祥) who was a co founder together with Tan Yeok Seong of the Amoy Anthropological Museum in 1935. The museum still exists today. Tan’s son Alex  […]

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Reflections after a Guided Walk@Bukit Brown

By Zhang Jiayi In the early afternoon last Sunday (2 August, 2015) I dreaded my decision to go for a guided walk  around Bukit Brown cemetery. However, I have promised my friends that I will turn up, so grudgingly, I made my way to the meeting point for the walking tour. Three hours and a lot of mosquito bites later, it is a decision that I did not regret. Tombstones don’t lie. All aspects of the tombs – from the […]

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“Remembrance” : NDP2015@Bukit Brown

“Remembrance” : NDP 2015@Bukit Brown Time: Between 8am and 7.30pm Meeting Point: Various. Remembrance Ceremony : 6.30 pm to 7.30pm @Block 1, as you enter on your right of new access road, you can’t miss us. We have flags! This NDP 2015 @Bukit Brown, we remember and pay tribute to the space that embraces the touch stones of our memory, 100,000 tombstones. 100,000 lives; from Coolies to Community leaders, Paupers to Poets, Social Reformers to Socialites with a cause. Bukit […]

SUper Tress _Mitch 8 July 2015

Bukit Brown is Good for Your Health

  By Sally Hall The Amazing Health Benefits of a Walk, Run or Romantic Stroll through Bukit Brown Cemetery Those who visit the Bukit Brown Cemetery often have very different, personal reasons for their attachment to this serene area. For some, it is all about connecting with others and discovering their roots; for others, it is about visiting a loved one and recalling the importance of those who have gone; still for others, Bukit Brown offers a unique escape into […]

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Hills 2 and 5 Walk with Keng Kiat (Sun 12 Jul’15 @4.30pm)

Join Keng Kiat for a walk around the North-Western wedge of Bukit Brown, soon to be seperated from the main part of the cemetery due to the building of the highway … and hear him share stories of pioneers who are buried there, such as Tay Koh Yat, Cheong Koon Seng (of Koon Seng Road) and the Neo Tiew Family. ————————————————————————— This guided walk starts at 4.30pm and ends at 7.00pm Meeting Point: Bukit Brown entrance gates at Lorong Halwa. In […]

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The Last Stand – Battle at Bukit Brown (Evening Walk) – Fri 10 Jul’15 @7pm

The Last Stand – relive the final hours before the fall of Singapore. Andrew will bring you to the site of the battle of Bukit Brown whereby the Japanese routed the British. You will walk the same paths where the combants have fought. ————————————————————————— This guided walk starts at 7.00pm and ends at 9.00pm Meeting Point: Bukit Brown entrance gates at Lorong Halwa. In the event that the old main Gate has been closed, kindly wait / meet at the […]

Students setting up the maps of Bishan through the years _Photo RI Student Team

Becoming Bishan: Heritage Exhibition

Becoming Bishan: A Heritage Exhibition What is Bishan? A concrete jungle of million-dollar HDB flats? The futuristic, award-winning architecture of SkyHabitat and Bishan Library? Or even the bustling activity of Junction 8? These are the conventional perceptions of the young, vibrant town of Bishan – an ex-cemetery transformed into a heartland showpiece. Our team, however, felt that there just had to be more to this rising area. Whether we were lifelong residents of the district or saw it as a […]

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