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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 2 parting shot for the day (photo Jonathan Siew)

The first Saturday afternoon tour drew a big crowd of 50, mostly first timers to Bukit Brown.  It was lovely, cool weather. We split into 2 groups, Group 1 led by Claire, Su Min and  Catherine and group 2 by  Fabian, Andrew, Steven and Jonathan. Group 2 Look out for more Saturday afternoon tours. Date : Saturday, July 13 Time :  4pm -to 6.30pm Join Fabian Tee and Claire Leow this Saturday, July 13, for a heritage walk through Bukit […]

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Chameleon (Photo: Raymond Goh)

Report by Bianca Polak Raymond Goh guided this special tour, and led participants thereafter to the exhibition, Bukit Brown: Our Roots, Our Future, on Sunday 7th July, 2013 Once the post went up, so many signed up, more guides were needed! There were more than 60 participants so we split into 3 groups: 1. Raymond & Steven guiding, 2. Fabian & Andrew guiding and 3. Keng Kiat & Beng guiding. The first 2 groups would go by bus to the […]

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Walter Lim, the main contributor to the pioneers section sharing with visitors (photo Gan Su-Lin)

The exhibition Bukit Brown: Our Roots, Our Future, co-organised by All Things Bukit Brown and the Chui Huay Lim Club was held  between 29th June  and  7th July 2013. With over 60 panels, it  marked the biggest exhibition of its kind on Bukit Brown. It was officially launched by Jane Ittogi Shanmugaratnam who gave the opening speech before touring the exhibition, which featured collections from descendants as well from private collections. More photos of the exhibition  here. Special thanks  to […]

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Jon Cooper

  Sunday 30th June 2013, Jon Cooper conducts the very popular battlefield tour. On Feb 15, 1942, Singapore fell just one week after Japanese forces landed. As they headed down south, fierce battles were fought in the Adam Park area and the fighting extended to Bukit Brown, then known as Cemetery Hill. “On the evening of 14th February 1942, the rolling hills of the Bukit Brown Cemetery were suddenly engulfed in a barrage of flame and fire. It appeared like […]

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