4 of the Brownie Walkers at a training walk

Brownie Walkers for Hospice Care! #LTAW2015

As a team of 6, Hock Chuan, Sumin, Yik Han, Cuifen, Hang Chong and Bianca, will be walking 50km on 5 Sep’15 as part of the Let’s Take a Walk (LTAW) event organised by Raleigh Society. This is a mental and physical challenge for us and we are doing this to raising funds for Hospice Care Association (HCA). So, we would like to get our friends, family and other supporters to pledge an amount to be donated to Hospice Care […]

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Lim Hui Siang Calligraphy _Alex Tan

Lim Hui Siang and his Calligraphy

It all began when a descendant asked for help in the FB group Heritage Singapore Bukit Brown in locating the grave of his maternal grandmother Yang Shu Hua 楊淑華, whom he just discovered was buried in Bukit Brown. Madam Yang it transpired is the first wife of  Prof Lim Hui Siang (pinyin Lin Huixiang, 林惠祥) who was a co founder together with Tan Yeok Seong of the Amoy Anthropological Museum in 1935. The museum still exists today. Tan’s son Alex  […]

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My country oh my country Garden Hill

Reflections after a Guided Walk@Bukit Brown

By Zhang Jiayi In the early afternoon last Sunday (2 August, 2015) I dreaded my decision to go for a guided walk  around Bukit Brown cemetery. However, I have promised my friends that I will turn up, so grudgingly, I made my way to the meeting point for the walking tour. Three hours and a lot of mosquito bites later, it is a decision that I did not regret. Tombstones don’t lie. All aspects of the tombs – from the […]

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WMW 2014

  Bukit Brown is on the World Monuments Watch list 2014 . Find out what makes this a heritage site worthy of saving. http://bukitbrown.com/main/?p=7930 Andrew N Wendy and Bianca Polak will introduce you to some notable pioneers who had made great contributions to Singapore in the first half of the 20th century, and the historical context of their lives and times. They will also explain tomb architecture and the significance to the after life.Meeting place: Under the ‘ole, beautiful and […]

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Tan Kheam Hock, his wife and daughter tombs at Bukit Brown

  This weekend of 12/13 October 2 tours; Sat 12 October 9am – 11.30am Special Tan Kheam Hock theme tour. Without Tan Kheam Hock there may not have been a Bukit Brown. Join Keng Kiat as he shares the life and times of one of the commissioners who played an instrumental part in the setting up of the cemetery. He will unravel the myriad relationships of Kheam Hock’s large extended family from sons and daughters to his grandchildren and even […]

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March 25 tour: first stop in our open classroom  is Oon Chim Neo (photo: Claire Leow)

  Saturday 5th October 9am – 11.30 am Stories of Ladies in the Straits Settlements The female community in Singapore have come a long way. Join our lady Brownies as they tell stories of bravery, achievements, affluence, friendship and struggles in the lives of some ladies buried at Bukit Brown. Bukit Brown. More than a cemetery. More than a Chinese cemetery. Come discover our heritage, history and habitat. LTA has released news on exhumation and tender for road building. Take […]

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Dec 8 Nature Ramble (Photo: Claire Leow)

Sunday 29th Sept. Time 8.30am  -1o.30am.  Meeting: under the ole raintree on the left as you enter Join Beng Tang on a nature ramble, engage and learn about the birds, bees, fishes and the terrapins. Wear good walking shoes and bring water, insect repellent and  umbrella Walking stick and camera, optional LTA has released news on exhumation and tender for road building. Take this opportunity to experience Bukit Brown Chinese Cemetery as it is. How to get there and handy […]

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