The grave of Lee Kim Soo

Reflections in Bukit Brown

by Eugene Ang Living in Pasir Ris, the prospect of having to wake up early on a Sunday morning for a 9am walking tour—in a cemetery of all places—is definitely unappealing. After all, I am your typical Singaporean millennial, more in tune with the modern than the traditional and more interested in the future than the past. That said, I was glad that I did eventually pull myself out of bed in the nick of time to join Claire and […]

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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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Mid-Autumn Lanterns (photo: Khoo Ee Hoon)

  Romancing the Mid Autumn Festival by Andrew Lim and Victor Lim Romance the night with tales of myths and legends of the mid-autumn festival recounted by your brownies in attendance Andrew and Victor as they guide you to their “magical” spots at Bukit Brown. Please bring your own lantern, or at the very least, a stick for paper lanterns and candles which will be provided if you don’t have one. Also bring torch lights, wet weather protection just in […]

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Battlefield 28 Sept _ Oh Li Li

  Tour highlights and photos of 28 Sept’14 Battlefield Tour with Jon Cooper. They came and they were engaged, held spell bound as Jon Cooper weaved a story of WW 2 so little heard with wit, verve and boundless energy in the only way he knows how. Complementary narratives from both sides of the battle and heart warming vignettes  of the women who were prisoners of war and who met in a bitter sweet reunion earlier this year in the […]

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Morning Light_Catherine Lim

  There will be 2 morning guided walks this Sun 31 August. Disclaimer: By agreeing to take this walking tour 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) Meeting Point for all Guided Walks: At the Bukit Brown entrance gates […]

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The Story of Bo Ya and Zhong Ziqi _Ang yik Han

  武吉布朗展览系列华语讲座 2014年9月20日(星期六) 地点:新加坡国家图书馆5楼,Possibility Room 2-3pm坟墓建筑(主讲者:赖启健博士) 3-4pm 说书的石头—武吉布朗坟场坟墓石雕中的故事(主讲者:洪毅瀚先生) 4-5pm 记录武吉布朗:地图与制图(主讲人:莫缕勇先生) 如欲出席讲座,请在下列网站登记: 坟墓建筑 主讲者:赖启健博士 武吉布朗坟场的坟墓建筑是它独特物质文化的一部分,为新加坡和本区域以及中国南方之间在社会、文化和经济上的联系提供不少重要的资料。讲座将探讨武吉布朗坟墓建筑的记录和这项工作的重要性。主讲者也将利用纸模型让出席讲座的孩童对 坟墓健 筑有更深一层的认识。 赖启健博士,新加坡注册建筑师,新加坡国立大学建筑系硕士(1996),美国加州大学柏克莱建筑与都市设计系博士(2005)。他的研究领域为东南亚艺术、建筑、聚落、都市化和景观的历史。  说书的石头—武吉布朗坟场坟墓石雕中的故事 主讲者:洪毅瀚先生 武吉布朗坟场的坟墓石雕数量庞大、题材丰富,堪称海外华人坟场中的石雕大观园,早年精湛的手工石雕艺术作品随处可见。坟场内许多雕刻精美的石质坟墓构建丝毫不受岁月的洗礼损坏,让百年后的游人有机会一睹它们的风采。无论是江山美人、择贤用才、事亲尽孝或是神话志怪,流传千百年的民间故事和历史典故在石匠的巧手下生动地呈现。 这次讲座将通过大量的图片介绍石雕中的故事题材。 洪毅瀚,工程师,工余参与武吉布朗坟场导览活动和历史文化项目研究,曾在bukitbrown.com网站发表关于武吉布朗坟场坟墓装饰题材的博文。 记录武吉布朗:地图与制图 主讲人:莫缕勇先生 在记录武吉布朗文史的过程中,工作团队搜集到了不少非常珍贵和罕见的历史地图和空中照片。主讲人莫缕勇先生将在讲座中呈现这些历史地图和空中照片。同时也会分享一些地图和空中照片中有趣的细节。在另外一方面,由于坟场受到开路工程的影响,约有4000座坟墓需迁移。为了记录这些坟墓的确切位置,有关当局测量了每一座坟墓的地理坐标。主讲人也会讲解这一测量和绘制坟场地图的过程和结果。 莫缕勇是武吉布朗文史记录工作小组和工作委员会的成员。目前从事地理资讯系统(GIS)的咨询工作,也是地图发烧友及研究者。在武吉布朗文史记录团队里负责研究历史地图与处理地理资讯和绘制地图的工作。曾在新加坡制图单位任职和国家挡案馆工作,是伦敦皇家地理学会会士。 Public Talks in association with the Bukit Brown Exhibition (In Mandarin) Saturday, 20 September 2014 2-3pm Speaker: Dr Lai Chee Kien Title: Tomb Architecture 3-4pm Speaker: Ang Yik Han Title: Story Telling Stones – Tales from the Stone Carvings of Bukit Brown Cemetery 4-5pm Speaker: Mok Ly Yng Title: Documenting Bukit Brown: Maps and […]

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