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Hills 2 and 5 Walk with Keng Kiat (Sun 12 Jul’15 @4.30pm)

Join Keng Kiat for a walk around the North-Western wedge of Bukit Brown, soon to be seperated from the main part of the cemetery due to the building of the highway … and hear him share stories of pioneers who are buried there, such as Tay Koh Yat, Cheong Koon Seng (of Koon Seng Road) and the Neo Tiew Family. ————————————————————————— This guided walk starts at 4.30pm and ends at 7.00pm Meeting Point: Bukit Brown entrance gates at Lorong Halwa. In […]

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Andrew guiding a tour

The Last Stand – Battle at Bukit Brown (Evening Walk) – Fri 10 Jul’15 @7pm

The Last Stand – relive the final hours before the fall of Singapore. Andrew will bring you to the site of the battle of Bukit Brown whereby the Japanese routed the British. You will walk the same paths where the combants have fought. ————————————————————————— This guided walk starts at 7.00pm and ends at 9.00pm Meeting Point: Bukit Brown entrance gates at Lorong Halwa. In the event that the old main Gate has been closed, kindly wait / meet at the […]

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Students setting up the maps of Bishan through the years _Photo RI Student Team

Becoming Bishan: Heritage Exhibition

Becoming Bishan: A Heritage Exhibition What is Bishan? A concrete jungle of million-dollar HDB flats? The futuristic, award-winning architecture of SkyHabitat and Bishan Library? Or even the bustling activity of Junction 8? These are the conventional perceptions of the young, vibrant town of Bishan – an ex-cemetery transformed into a heartland showpiece. Our team, however, felt that there just had to be more to this rising area. Whether we were lifelong residents of the district or saw it as a […]

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Peter Pak's tour (photo: Khoo Ee Hoon)

Sunday 22 Sept -  9.00am – 11.30am Meeting Point: Bukit Brown Under the Rain tree at the roundabout Join Peter Pak on a tour through Bukit Brown, listen to his vivid stories of the people buried there, and enjoy the nice walk through Bukit Brown’s greenery, where Peter might point out some birds too if you are lucky. Bukit Brown. More than a cemetery. More than a Chinese cemetery. Come discover our heritage, history and habitat. LTA has released news […]

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group photo of group 2 at Ong Sam Leong's tomb (photo: Bianca Polak)

Mid-Autumn Festival Night Walk Report To celebrate the mid-Autumn full moon we had lanterns, mooncakes, sparkles and a bunch of great people who joined us up to Ong Sam Leong’s grave at Hill 3. We went in 2 groups – group 1 with the early birds who had their lanterns ready to go just after 7pm, the rest of us in group 2 left the gathering point at the good ol’ raintree around 7.30pm. On the way just before reaching […]

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Jon Cooper

  Sunday 22nd Sep 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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Tan Swee Kee, died May 1924 - Teochew tomb, Hill 2, right of Tan Yong Thian (Photo: Peter Pak)

  Two guided walks this weekend one in English, the other Mandarin Saturday 14 Sept -  9am – 11.30am Meeting Point: Bukit Brown Under the Rain tree at the roundabout Join Jonathan on a tour of Hill 2 & 5 and visit tombs of some of Singapore’s pioneers, learn about tomb designs and carvings, and enjoy the nice walk through Bukit Brown’s greenery. Bukit Brown. More than a cemetery. More than a Chinese cemetery. Come discover our heritage, history and […]

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