Smoke from burning incense sticks blankets the fauna at Bukit Brown Cemetery

Qingming 2015 : A Time to Remember

Remembering Yeo Bian Chuan by Simone Lee Qingming or Tomb-Sweeping Day is a traditional festival on the Chinese  calendar in remembrance and respect of ancestors. Families visit their ancestors’ ‘home’ – the grave,  for a ‘spring clean’ and replenish their needs by leaving ‘worldly’ offerings. This year, the festival fell on the 5th of April and 10 days before and 10 days after is the period where rituals are conducted. Bukit Brown is busiest at this time of the year. Jams […]

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Last Battelfield Tour by the lively and knowledgable Jon Cooper of 2014 (photo Bianca Polak)

Battlefield Tour by Jon Cooper (Sun 29 Mar’15, 9.30am – 12pm)

As we prepare for Liberation’70, the anniversary of end of Japanese Occupation of Singapore, join Jon Cooper, historian and archaeologist on the Adam Road Project for : The Battlefield tour Sunday 29 Mar’15, 9.30am – 12.00pm Meeting point is at the pedestrian bridge on Sime Road entering Bukit Brown, opposite the SICC traffic light. Tour ends at 12 pm in the grounds of Bukit Brown. REGISTRATION: You may register for up to 2 pax via PEATIX. Please note as spaces […]

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Secret Societies, Spies & Rebels tour (Sunday 22 Mar’15 @9am)

Every city has its underbelly. Bright lights have dark corners. Join Fabian as he shines a light into the dark side of SG’s past. Meeting Point: Bukit Brown entrance gates at Lorong HalwaTour starts at 9am and ends at 12pm. facebook event: click here ————————–————————–———————–Difficulty: Average, some trekking requiredPlease bring umbrella or poncho.Please wear covered footwear.————————–————————–———————–Bukit Brown is on the World Monuments Watch list 2014 . Find out what makes this a heritage site worthy of preserving. http://bukitbrown.com/main/?p=7930 “We guide rain, […]

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JNV Students with Claire Leow at Tay Koh Yat_photo Raymond Ng

by Raymond Ang We visited Bukit Brown on a warm Saturday morning on June 7th , to find that the usual scene to the cemetery gates changed. There are now fences leading all the way to the gates. Clearly the construction for the highway has started. I had brought my students from the Jakarta Nanyang School here to Bukit Brown to learn more about the links between Indonesia and Singapore. The students sweltered in the humidity. I had two groups […]

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3rd June 2014 Tomb Measurement 2-Day Workshop with Dr. Lai Chee Kien NB: There has been a change in starting time for Session one at NLB from 1 pm to 1.15pm. Places available: :30 Session One  : 1.15pm -4pm, Saturday 14 June 2014 Location: Imagination Room, 5th floor, National Library, Victoria Street  Session Two  3.30pm- 6.30pm, Saturday  21 June 2014, Location: Bukit Brown Cemetery Gate (meeting point) 1)  Description: From 2011-2013, several architecture students supervised Dr Lai Chee Kien have […]

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The Sikh Guards at Chew Geok Leong (photo Peter Pak)

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) Useful info here: Getting There/游览信息 Sun 8 June’14 9am – 11.30am  Meeting place: At the Lor Halwa Main gates at Bukit Brown Sikh guards are […]

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Beauty shots  5 (photo public domain)

  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) Useful info here: Getting There/游览信息 Sat 24 May, 4pm – 6.30pm  Meeting place: At the Lor Halwa Main gates at Bukit Brown Join Claire […]

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