KSW's Tomb (photo Khoo Ee Hoon)

Visiting Khoo Seok Wan’s Grave

by Cherlyn Lee Suet Yean I am a Junior College  student who loves history and writing poetry. To me, history is a grand story  with so many interesting details waiting to be discovered. In my free time, I love taking long walks  around Singapore, letting my feet absorb the atmosphere of different places. I learn so much about  Singapore’s history that way. Naturally, I am interested in Bukit Brown because it is full of history. In fact, I went there [...]

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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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Group 2 parting shot for the day (photo Jonathan Siew)

  Bukit Brown. More than a cemetery. More than a Chinese cemetery.  Come discover our heritage, history and habitat.  Join Fabian as he tells you stories of the pioneers, from the personal to the political, and unravels the stories of the delicate and exquisitely carved panels inspired by Chinese culture and tradition. LTA has released news on exhumation and tender for road building. Take this opportunity to experience Bukit Brown Chinese Cemetery as it is now. Day: Sunday 25 August [...]

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A big crowd in the peaceful surrounds of Hill 1 (Photo: Khoo Ee Hoon)

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. Peter will be guiding participants through the heavily staked tombs of Hill 1 and Hill 2 and share the stories about their occupants. Where time permits, we might head on to visit the biggest tomb in Bukit Brown, [...]

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  It was Singapore’s 48th National Day and Bukit Brown’s 92nd year.  We sang the national anthem and recited the pledge with gusto and with pride. But when it came to observing a minute’s silence to honour  the pioneers who are buried in Bukit Brown, there was a palpable sense of sadness. We remembered especially those whose graves are to be exhumed to make way for the highway.. James Tann captured this poignant moment as some 80 participants from the [...]

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

  Join Brownie Keng Kiat for guided walks Thursday 8th August and Sunday 11th August to  Hills 4 and 1, respectively. Time: 9am – 11.30am, Meeting place at the ‘ole raintree to the left as you enter the gates at Jalan Halwa How to get there and handy tips here: http://bukitbrown.com/main/?p=1347 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 [...]

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