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Canopy – A Film Review

by Catherine Lim Canopy by Arron Wilson is  a World War Two  film  shot mainly in Sungei Buloh and Bukit Brown, with flashback scenes that takes viewers to the Australian outback farm from where  Jim, the Australian fighter pilot – one of only  2 lead characters – is from.  It has a script which consists of  a few phrases of incoherent Hokkien spoken by Seng, the Chinese resistance fighter   – incoherent perhaps because my rudimentary Hokkien could not grasp it […]

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Sat 27 Dec’2014 : 9am – 12 pm: Collections, Recollections and Our Favourite Moments

  Saturday 27th Dec’2014 9am – 12pm Meeting place: At the Lor Halwa Main gates Join the Brownies for the last guided walk of 2014, as they look back at their journey and share their collection of individual stories and experiences at their favourite tombs: stories of women breaking the glass ceiling, of great sacrifices and humble deeds, experiences of the joy of discovery and connecting the living to the dead. It is also our thank you tour for the […]

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Group Photo 7 Dec 2014 Bianca Polak

Battlefield Tour Report on Sun 7 Dec’14, 09.30am – 12.00pm)

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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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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Chui Huay Lim signboard

Complementing the exhibition Bukit Brown : Our Roots, Our Future is a series of talks in English and Mandarin which will be held at the Chui Huay Lin Club, Level 4, 190 Keng Lee. No registration required. Seats are available on a  first-come, first-served basis. Kindly please be seated 15 minutes before the talk. It would  be appreciated if you  could indicate your  attendance by clicking on  the Facebook page : Our Roots, Our Future , look for “events” on […]

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This beautifully tiled tomb is among those marked (staked) for exhumation (Photo: Claire Leow)

This week, there are two tours at Bukit Brown, one by Post Museum (Sat 4-6 pm)  and one by All Things Bukit Brown (Sun 9-12), with its event posting here. Click on the hyperlinks if you are a Facebook user.   Sunday June 16 Tour:       Guides: Andrew, Steven, Fabian.========================================= 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 […]

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June 9 tour group at Ong Sam Leong

  June  9 – Guide: Peter Pak. Report: Despite the morning showers that fortunately ended at 9 am, 25 pax turn up. We visited the tombs of Ho Siak Kuan, Tan Huck Wan (exhumed), Koh Hoon Teck, the colorful Sikh guards of Chew Geok Leong, Pang Cheang Yean, Tan Boo Liat, Tan Ean Kiam and finally Ong Sam Leong. Do look out for future tours and our upcoming exhibition. All this info at: http://bukitbrown.com/main/ . I shared these words from Koh Hoon […]

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