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Qing Ming Observances 2014

  By Sugen Ramiah The Qing Ming festival, or  tomb sweeping day, is  observed by the Chinese worldwide. It is a day for them  to pay homage to their ancestors, either by visiting graveyards, columbariams  or ancestral tablets in ancestral halls. The actual day falls either on the 4th ot 5th  of April, but families have a window of  ten days before or after the actual day to conduct Qing Ming.  This year, I was fortunate to have been able [...]

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Embracing Lost  souls (photo Victor Yue)

Intrinsic Value of Bukit Brown

By Claire Leow This week marks the second anniversary of this blog, started to support a volunteer effort to raise awareness of Bukit Brown’s intrinsic value: its heritage, habitat and history. More importantly, it marks the 72th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore to Japanese occupation during World War II. The two anniversaries dovetailed neatly as All Things Bukit Brown hosted a special tour to mark the Remembrance of the War Dead, tracing the routes of the Japanese advance and [...]

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Many beautiful sculptures, worthy of preservation

Inspired by Bukit Brown

  by Sudhir Thomas Vadaketh My wife and I went on a lovely tour of Bukit Brown, conducted by Fabian, lawyer-cum-history buff and very proud “Brownie”, on the morning of Saturday, January 25th 2014. Before then, the last time I had visited Bukit Brown was in Junior College, when classmates and I would go there for a spooky tipple, more focused on whisky than history. Only now do I realise how much I have missed. On that Saturday, I learned [...]

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Jon Cooper

  Sunday 22nd Sep 2013, Jon Cooper conducts the very popular battlefield tour. On Feb 15, 1942, Singapore fell just one week after Japanese forces landed. As they headed down south, fierce battles were fought in the Adam Park area and the fighting extended to Bukit Brown, then known as Cemetery Hill. “On the evening of 14th February 1942, the rolling hills of the Bukit Brown Cemetery were suddenly engulfed in a barrage of flame and fire. It appeared like [...]

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Tan Swee Kee, died May 1924 - Teochew tomb, Hill 2, right of Tan Yong Thian (Photo: Peter Pak)

  Two guided walks this weekend one in English, the other Mandarin Saturday 14 Sept -  9am – 11.30am Meeting Point: Bukit Brown Under the Rain tree at the roundabout Join Jonathan on a tour of Hill 2 & 5 and visit tombs of some of Singapore’s pioneers, learn about tomb designs and carvings, and enjoy the nice walk through Bukit Brown’s greenery. Bukit Brown. More than a cemetery. More than a Chinese cemetery. Come discover our heritage, history and [...]

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The largest tomb in Bukit Brown - of Ong Sam Leong and his wife.

Andrew and Simone will be taking you on a walk into the twilight! We will be covering Ong Sam Leong, some of our pioneers, and followed lastly with another mystery location. Bukit Brown. More than a cemetery. More than a Chinese cemetery. Come discover our heritage, history and habitat. LTA has released news on exhumation and tender for road building. Take this opportunity to experience Bukit Brown Chinese Cemetery as it is now. How to get there and handy tips [...]

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Keng Kiat

Starting from MacRitchie Reservoir we will walk to Bukit Brown, visit some prominent tombs along the way and end our tour at Adam Road Hawker Centre Meeting Point: meet at the white pillars just off the traffic circus at the main entrance of MacRitchie Reservoir (contact Keng Kiat in case lost: 9790 3886) End Point: Adam Hawker Centre Route: all hills! will visit some prominent tombs along the way. LTA has released news on exhumation and tender for road building. [...]

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