Smoke from burning incense sticks blankets the fauna at Bukit Brown Cemetery

Qingming 2015 : A Time to Remember

Remembering Yeo Bian Chuan by Simone Lee Qingming or Tomb-Sweeping Day is a traditional festival on the Chinese  calendar in remembrance and respect of ancestors. Families visit their ancestors’ ‘home’ – the grave,  for a ‘spring clean’ and replenish their needs by leaving ‘worldly’ offerings. This year, the festival fell on the 5th of April and 10 days before and 10 days after is the period where rituals are conducted. Bukit Brown is busiest at this time of the year. Jams […]

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Last Battelfield Tour by the lively and knowledgable Jon Cooper of 2014 (photo Bianca Polak)

Battlefield Tour by Jon Cooper (Sun 29 Mar’15, 9.30am – 12pm)

As we prepare for Liberation’70, the anniversary of end of Japanese Occupation of Singapore, join Jon Cooper, historian and archaeologist on the Adam Road Project for : The Battlefield tour Sunday 29 Mar’15, 9.30am – 12.00pm Meeting point is at the pedestrian bridge on Sime Road entering Bukit Brown, opposite the SICC traffic light. Tour ends at 12 pm in the grounds of Bukit Brown. REGISTRATION: You may register for up to 2 pax via PEATIX. Please note as spaces […]

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Secret Societies, Spies & Rebels tour (Sunday 22 Mar’15 @9am)

Every city has its underbelly. Bright lights have dark corners. Join Fabian as he shines a light into the dark side of SG’s past. Meeting Point: Bukit Brown entrance gates at Lorong HalwaTour starts at 9am and ends at 12pm. facebook event: click here ————————–————————–———————–Difficulty: Average, some trekking requiredPlease bring umbrella or poncho.Please wear covered footwear.————————–————————–———————–Bukit Brown is on the World Monuments Watch list 2014 . Find out what makes this a heritage site worthy of preserving. http://bukitbrown.com/main/?p=7930 “We guide rain, […]

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Two cats flanking a deity's marker (Photo: Peter Pak)

  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) Registration: Our weekend public tours are FREE … Optimally the group size is 30 participants (15 individuals/guide). Please click on the event page […]

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The "shelf display" cabinet carved on the Earth Deity was explained (photo Yik Han)

七月二十八日,星期天 早上九点至中午十二点 武吉布朗导览义工 Fabien Tee 和 Yik Han  将为大家介绍安葬于武吉布朗墓园的新加坡开埠先驱及达官显要,这些先贤们在二十世纪上半叶为新加坡作出了巨大的贡献. 我们也将探讨他们当时所处的历史背景。 在亲身瞻仰这些先贤的坟墓之余,大家也有机会认识墓碑和坟墓的不同设计及相关风水,以及了解华人的殡葬习俗。 集合地点: 环状绕道前的雨豆树下。可惜的是,这棵高大凛然的雨豆树可能也会因筑路工程而不保。进入正门的铁闸后,往前走大约20米,雨豆树就在土管局临时办事处的右边。 报名: 我们在周末为公众提供的导览服务是免费的 理想人数为一团三十人(平均一名导览员十五人) 请在我们的Facebook活动页面按‘参加’/‘加入’,然后告诉我们共有多少人与你一同参加活动,或直接在活动当天上午9时在集合地点与我们会合。风雨无阻,不见不散。 ======================================== 游览活动: 武吉布郎占地约233公顷,其周边的道路有罗尼路、汤申路及泛岛快速公路。位于其北面的正是中央集水区森林,它们之间由罗尼路隔开。新加坡唯一由市政会管理的华人公共坟场就座落于武吉布郎,墓园内包含超过10万座坟墓,也是中国以外最大的华人坟场之一。 别忘了享受一下武吉布郎那恬静和谐的气氛,也别羞于同导览员及其他参加者交流。我们都是业余和义务的导览员,但我们对武吉布郎具有一份深厚的感情,并认真地看待我们在武吉布郎的所有活动。我们也欢迎大家踊跃分享知识和心得。 欲查阅武吉布郎的地图,请浏览: http://bukitbrown.com/main/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/API.BBC_.Map_.ver3_4.jpg ======================================== 游览须知: 1. 我们多数时候是在柏油路上步行,但也会有小段的山路,因此请穿着适当的衣装,尤其是适当的鞋子。 2. 请穿着轻便和通风透气的衣服。如果你特别惹蚊虫叮咬或格外容易被阳光灼伤肌肤,或许你应穿上长裤和长袖衣。 3. 安全第一,所以请穿上舒适的防滑鞋。你也可以考虑携带手杖。 4. 我们建议你在游览武吉布郎前,先了解一下关于它的资讯及背景。 5. 请携带饮用水、小点心、雨衣/雨伞和帽子等物品,并且为你的电子用品做防水措施。 6. 请在前往武吉布郎前先上厕所,因为那里及附近一带都没有厕所。 ========================================= 公共交通服务: 巴士服务:52号、74号、93号、157号、165号、852号及855号。 从新加坡北部前往:乘搭地铁到玛丽蒙站(Marymount),然后步行到汤申路上段(Upper Thomson Road)的编号53019巴士车站,乘搭52号、74号、165号、852号或855号巴士均可。 在第6个车站(不包括上车的车站),编号41149的车站下车,即亚当路(Adam Road)新加坡岛屿乡村俱乐部(Singapore Island Country Club)对面的车站。下车后逆着车行的方向步行进入森路(Sime Road),然后转入第二个左转便可看见武吉布郎的正门就在前面不远处。 从新加坡南部前往:乘搭地铁到植物园站(Botanic Gardens),然后步行到亚当路(Adam Road)新加坡神学院前的编号41121巴士车站,乘搭74号、93号、157号、165号、852号或855号巴士均可。 在第2个车站(不包括上车的车站),编号41141的车站下车,即亚当路(Adam Road)新加坡岛屿乡村俱乐部(Singapore Island Country Club)入口前的车站。使用人行天桥过马路,逆着车行的方向步行进入森路(Sime Road),然后转入第二个左转便可看见武吉布郎的正门就在前面不远处。 自己开车: 从罗尼路(Lornie Road)转入森路(Sime Road),然后转左进入罗弄哈哇(Lorong Halwa)。武吉布郎正门铁闸附近的空地可停车。 Bukit Brown Heritage Park Lorong Halwa, Singapore, Singapore View map · Get directions Print PDF

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Raymond Go aka the tomb whisperer guiding ( Photo credit My Destination Singapore)

A tour has been organised by the local chapter of  the global world travel site  My Destination Singapore  to be led by Brownies. After just one tour to Bukit Brown, followed by a visit to the exhibition Bukit Brown: Our Roots, Our Future, its director Monika Khalid had this to say about Bukit Brown :  “We, the experts at My Destination Singapore, think that it is also one of the most beautiful and serene places on the island.“ If you […]

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Mok Ly Yng presents a history of Bukit Brown in maps (photo Bianca Polak)

  As part of Bukit Brown : Our Roots, Our Future, a series of talks were programmed to enrich the exhibition which was held at the Chui Huay Lim Club, the  co-organiser of the exhibition. Here are the video recordings, released with kind permission from the speakers. Sunday, 20th June 2013 Mok Ly Yng -  A Historical Survey Of Bukit Brown This historical survey of maps reviews the geography and distribution of cemeteries in Bukit Brown and its environs. It […]

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