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Jon Cooper’s Adam Park Story

Introduction In 2009, the Coopers arrived in Singapore from the UK. Jon’s wife had a job posting here and Jon was to be during the duration of her posting, a house husband taking care of their 2 young children and running the household. As luck would have it, on the morning after they  moved into their home, Jon on a “reconnaissance”  of his new neighbourhood spotted a National Heritage Board marker introducing the WWII history of Adam Park. From that […]

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Home: The Gates of Bukit Brown

“We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. Through the unknown, unremembered gate When the last of earth left to discover Is that which was the beginning.” (T S Eliot, “Little Gidding”) The gates of Bukit Brown are now “reunited” with the pillars in the new entrance to the cemetery. Painted black – which was established to be a common […]

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Earth Deity flanked by 2 Datuk Kongs June 2016

A “Home” for the Earth Deities

Moved by “unseen” hands, the deities which used to be located at the former entrance of Bukit Brown Cemetery, were also moved  when the pillars of the gates were relocated. They now have a brand new shelter –  we have been informed by a credible source – which was “upgraded”  by Fusion Clad Precision (of their own initiative),  the company commissioned by the National Heritage Board to restore the gates. Photos captured by Brownie volunteers help document the “sheltering” of […]

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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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