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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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Many beautiful sculptures, worthy of preservation

Inspired by Bukit Brown

  by Sudhir Thomas Vadaketh My wife and I went on a lovely tour of Bukit Brown, conducted by Fabian, lawyer-cum-history buff and very proud “Brownie”, on the morning of Saturday, January 25th 2014. Before then, the last time I had visited Bukit Brown was in Junior College, when classmates and I would go there for a spooky tipple, more focused on whisky than history. Only now do I realise how much I have missed. On that Saturday, I learned [...]

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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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