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Canopy – A Film Review

by Catherine Lim Canopy by Arron Wilson is  a World War Two  film  shot mainly in Sungei Buloh and Bukit Brown, with flashback scenes that takes viewers to the Australian outback farm from where  Jim, the Australian fighter pilot – one of only  2 lead characters – is from.  It has a script which consists of  a few phrases of incoherent Hokkien spoken by Seng, the Chinese resistance fighter   – incoherent perhaps because my rudimentary Hokkien could not grasp it […]

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Sat 27 Dec’2014 : 9am – 12 pm: Collections, Recollections and Our Favourite Moments

  Saturday 27th Dec’2014 9am – 12pm Meeting place: At the Lor Halwa Main gates Join the Brownies for the last guided walk of 2014, as they look back at their journey and share their collection of individual stories and experiences at their favourite tombs: stories of women breaking the glass ceiling, of great sacrifices and humble deeds, experiences of the joy of discovery and connecting the living to the dead. It is also our thank you tour for the […]

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Group Photo 7 Dec 2014 Bianca Polak

Battlefield Tour Report on Sun 7 Dec’14, 09.30am – 12.00pm)

Tour Report  by Catherine  Lim( Brownie safety marshal) It was the last battlefield tour of 2014, and the “Commander-in-Chief” stood at the look out point of the Sime Road/Adam Rd pedestrian bridge for what has become the de factor lookout point for  “hell fire corner” and held captive the 25 participants who had turned up for the tour.   The battlefield terrain included a golf course, graves, a nature reserve and came replete with maps and old photographs of landmarks […]

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History from the Hills (FB Page)

  Meeting Point for all  guided walks is at the main gates entrance at the end of Lorong Halwa If you have a facebook account, please register on the FB event page to give us an idea of numbers. If you don’t, no worries, just turn up at the gates. Sat 15  March 2014 :  9am -11.30am – Introduction to Bukit Brown with Zhi Hao FB registration here Sun 16 March 2014 : 9 pm -11.3oam -  Heritage Walk with […]

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Carved panels (Photo: Oh Chew Hiang)

  Meeting Point for all  guided walks is at the main gates entrance at the end of Lorong Halwa If you have a facebook account, please register on the FB event page to give us an idea of numbers. If you don’t no worries, just turn up at the gates. Sat 8 March 2014 :  9am -11.30am – Ancestry run with Lim Su Min Su Min’s family connects to Seow Poh Leng, Tan Tock Seng and Lim Boon Keng. At […]

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Keng Kiat introduces grandparents of Lim Boon Keng (Photo: Claire Leow)

  5 tours this coming weekend; 3 tours on Saturday 22nd Feb, 2 tours on Sunday 23 Feb: Please note meeting place for all tours is at entrance to Bukit Brown on Jalan Halwa. Please click on the facebook event links for more details and to register. 1) 22 Feb, 9am- Heritage Tour of Bukit Brown https://www.facebook.com/events/590327791055583/ 2) 22 Feb, 9am- Mandarin Tour https://www.facebook.com/events/270624349770213/ 3) 22nd Feb, 4pm- OutPost 65: Intro to Bukit Brown https://www.facebook.com/events/245889195583876/ 4) 23rd Feb, 9am- Heritage […]

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War map

  Time 9 am – 12 pm MEETING POINT: Junction of Lorong Halwa, Kheam Hock Road and Sime Road. Feb 15, 1942 – Singapore, the “Impregnable Fortress” of the British Empire, falls to the Japanese invading forces. Visit Bukit Brown Cemetery, site of fierce battles involving British (4th Suffolks) and Indian (Royal Deccan Horses) forces, near a village of Chinese and Malay civilians had lived. Your guides are Claire and Ish Singh, and Peter Pak. Together they will help piece […]

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