The grave of Lee Kim Soo

Reflections in Bukit Brown

by Eugene Ang Living in Pasir Ris, the prospect of having to wake up early on a Sunday morning for a 9am walking tour—in a cemetery of all places—is definitely unappealing. After all, I am your typical Singaporean millennial, more in tune with the modern than the traditional and more interested in the future than the past. That said, I was glad that I did eventually pull myself out of bed in the nick of time to join Claire and […]

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Ong Chong Chew – Found!

#Flashback: 10 October 2012 by Catherine Lim I was working on a production of History from the Hills – an 8 episode docu series which traces the history of  Singapore from the perspective of Chinese pioneers who made significant contributions to  society and the region in the late  1800s to the 1900s (post-war)  and who are buried in Bukit Brown. We were to shoot a sequence with Ong Chwee Imm – whose great great grandfather Ong Chong Chew was one […]

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Bianca guiding the Botanic Garden to Bukit Brown walk [photo: Theresa Teng]

Bianca: The Brownie from Holland

By day, she has project managed some of Singapore’s transportation system projects such as the flight information displays in Changi Airport and road tunnel systems for LTA. But come the weekends or public holidays, one of Bianca Polak’s favourite places is Bukit Brown Cemetery, leading the public on guided walks.   She first visited Bukit Brown in early 2012 and came on a few guided walks conducted by the Brownies before naturally falling in step with the volunteers and started conducting guided […]

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Victoria School Mini posters Steven Toong

  The Victorian Learning Journey at Bukit Brown This week, on the 29th(Tuesday) and 30th (Wednesday) October,  a total of  240 students and  teachers from the Victoria  School fanned out over the hills of Bukit Brown for a “living” history lesson.  They were not led by the Brownies but by the teachers and designated student leaders. Over 2 weekends  before, the teachers and selected students underwent a crash course with  Brownies Fabian Tee and Steven Toong.  Steven took the morning […]

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Bukit Brown gates _ public domain

  Nov 2nd, Saturday.  Time: 8.30am – 11.30am Meeting place: Under the ‘ole, beautiful and endangered rain tree, on your left just as you enter the gates 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 Fabian and Steven will introduce you to some notable pioneers who have made great contributions to Singapore and the region in the first half of the 20th century, and the […]

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Raymond Goh (photo Khoo Ee Hoon)

  Sunday 3rd November 2013 :  9 am to 12 pm.  Meeting Point: Bukit Brown Under the Rain tree at the roundabout. Bukit Brown is now a threatened heritage site under the Worlds Monuments Watch  2014 Take a walk  with Raymond Goh, aka “tomb whisperer” who has been exploring Bukit Brown since 2006 and has helped more than 100 families find their ancestors. Discover for yourself a hidden heritage jewel nestled in a tranquil oasis that you never knew existed […]

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brownies _ Terry Xu TOC

  All Things Bukit Brown organised a media session to meet the volunteers aka Brownies to share their hopes and aspirations for Bukit Brown, following  the World Monuments Watch listing. We are grateful to  Jasmine Ng for videographing the session. Part II of the recording with interviews to the media  by Claire Leow and Fabian Tee (in Mandarin) The summary of media coverage here Print PDF

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