Ong Chong Chew – Found!

#Flashback: 10 October 2012 by Catherine Lim I was working on a production of History from the Hills – an 8 episode docu series which traces the history of  Singapore from the perspective of Chinese pioneers who made significant contributions to  society and the region in the late  1800s to the 1900s (post-war)  and who are buried in Bukit Brown. We were to shoot a sequence with Ong Chwee Imm – whose great great grandfather Ong Chong Chew was one […]

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Bianca guiding the Botanic Garden to Bukit Brown walk [photo: Theresa Teng]

Bianca: The Brownie from Holland

By day, she has project managed some of Singapore’s transportation system projects such as the flight information displays in Changi Airport and road tunnel systems for LTA. But come the weekends or public holidays, one of Bianca Polak’s favourite places is Bukit Brown Cemetery, leading the public on guided walks.   She first visited Bukit Brown in early 2012 and came on a few guided walks conducted by the Brownies before naturally falling in step with the volunteers and started conducting guided […]

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Jon Cooper’s Adam Park Story

Introduction In 2009, the Coopers arrived in Singapore from the UK. Jon’s wife had a job posting here and Jon was to be during the duration of her posting, a house husband taking care of their 2 young children and running the household. As luck would have it, on the morning after they  moved into their home, Jon on a “reconnaissance”  of his new neighbourhood spotted a National Heritage Board marker introducing the WWII history of Adam Park. From that […]

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Get more impressions of Bukit Brown and staycation ideas on tripadvisor 160x40

Rise and Shine at Bukit Brown with Simone Capture enchanting scenes at Bukit Brown with your camera(s); be it the SLR, compact, smartphone, GoPro, Lomo, Polaroid, etc… Simone will bring you to various spots for photo opportunities. Do also #bukitbrown on Instagram. Sat 8 Nov’14 Time: 6.30am – 8.30am Meeting place : Gates of Bukit Brown at end of Lorong Halwa. ***We will postpone the tour should AQI/PM2.5 reaches 100.*** If you have a FB account please help brownies keep […]

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Beauty shots  6 (photo public domain)

On Sat 18 Oct’14 at 4.00pm join Jennifer for an intro tour to Bukit Brown – as part of Outpost event organised by PostMuseum. Please sign up at the event page here – registration is limited to 15 participants. On Sun 19 Oct’14 at 4.00pm join Beng Tang for a nature ramble through the Greater Bukit Brown area on Sunday 19 October 2014, 4pm – 6.30pm Meeting point: Bukit Brown Cemetery Gate, Lorong Halwa. The distance covered will be about 5km. […]

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Jon Cooper

Thank you to all those who came for the Battlefield tour. This is a video of highlights produced and shot by James Tann. Thank you for your interest. Registration is now CLOSED as all slots have been filled. For those of you who missed the registration, you may still apply to be on a wait list. For the successful participants, please inform us in advance if you are unable to make it so that your place can be released to […]

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The Story of Bo Ya and Zhong Ziqi _Ang yik Han

  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 first time, useful info on safety : Getting There/游览信息 If you have a facebook account […]

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