Tay Koh Yat's tomb

Remembrance of World War II @ Bukit Brown – special tours (Sunday 25 Jan’15 @9.30am)

This weekend there is a preview of 2 specially curated World War II Remembrance Walks at Bukit Brown on Sunday 25 Jan’15 from 9.30am to 11.30am. Don’t miss this! You can choose between 2 routes and sign up for a spot at Peatix (follow the link below). Tickets are free by registration, maximum 25 pax per route.  Meeting point: Lorong Halwa gates at Bukit Brown cemetery. Print PDF

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The Ole Raintree

The ABC of Bukit Brown in 2014

Welcome to a new year, as we cross the threshold into 2015, we look back  on the year that has passed.  A is for Advocacy On 30 August 2014, “The Bukit Brown, Brownies” became the first recipient of the Civil Society Advocate Organisation of the Year Award in the inaugural Singapore Advocacy Awards. It was  an honour that we could not have dreamed off  when we started our journey in January 2012 to raise awareness about the heritage,habitat and history […]

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ZB Personality of the Year

Goh Brothers – Personalities of 2014

  All Things Bukit Brown congratulates  Raymond and Charles Goh who have been chosen by Chinese news daily Zaobao to be included in  their list of Personalities of 2014. For the Brownies, it is a timely recognition for the 2 brothers who have been exploring and uncovering the “lost” heritage and history of Singapore since the mid 2000s. Their hard work, sheer doggedness in research and walking the ground, is our inspiration, and we are proud to claim them as […]

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Group Photo 7 Dec 2014 Bianca Polak

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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Dunman Sceondary School  at Tan Ean Kiam photo Yik han

  Dunman Secondary School brought around 40 students to Bukit Brown on 16 August 2014 for a learning journey. Our students marveled at the vast, rich sloping terrain covering over 200 hectres of land space. Some graves dot all the way to Mount Pleasant Road (along PIE). Our students know that Joo Chiat and Boon Lay are familiar residential estates but little did they know them to be named after our pioneers who lie buried at BB. Tan Ean Kiam, […]

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Join Zhi Hao on an introduction tour of Bukit Brown. Hear the stories of notable pioneers which include revolutionaries, social reformers, bankers, war heroes etc and the historical context of their lives and times. Also, get to know basic tomb architecture and the significance to the after life.  Sun 30 Nov’14 Time: 9am – 11.30am Meeting place : Gates of Bukit Brown at end of Lorong Halwa. If you have a FB account please help brownies keep track of numbers by […]

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A group photo at Tan Kim Ching's tomb

by Sally T. One recent Saturday, some friends and I had the pleasure of being guided around Bukit Brown Cemetery on a special tour led by three descendants of notable people buried there. The Descendants Tour was presented in partnership with the National Library of Singapore – a great community initiative on the part of the library. A few seasoned guides helped lead the group, which really helped to add insight and context along the way. Each of the three […]

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