KSW's Tomb (photo Khoo Ee Hoon)

Visiting Khoo Seok Wan’s Grave

by Cherlyn Lee Suet Yean I am a Junior College  student who loves history and writing poetry. To me, history is a grand story  with so many interesting details waiting to be discovered. In my free time, I love taking long walks  around Singapore, letting my feet absorb the atmosphere of different places. I learn so much about  Singapore’s history that way. Naturally, I am interested in Bukit Brown because it is full of history. In fact, I went there [...]

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Qing Ming Observances 2014

  By Sugen Ramiah The Qing Ming festival, or  tomb sweeping day, is  observed by the Chinese worldwide. It is a day for them  to pay homage to their ancestors, either by visiting graveyards, columbariams  or ancestral tablets in ancestral halls. The actual day falls either on the 4th ot 5th  of April, but families have a window of  ten days before or after the actual day to conduct Qing Ming.  This year, I was fortunate to have been able [...]

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Embracing Lost  souls (photo Victor Yue)

Intrinsic Value of Bukit Brown

By Claire Leow This week marks the second anniversary of this blog, started to support a volunteer effort to raise awareness of Bukit Brown’s intrinsic value: its heritage, habitat and history. More importantly, it marks the 72th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore to Japanese occupation during World War II. The two anniversaries dovetailed neatly as All Things Bukit Brown hosted a special tour to mark the Remembrance of the War Dead, tracing the routes of the Japanese advance and [...]

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Walter's tour

  2月9日(星期日) : 0900 – 1200 新加坡是个移民社会,不论文化习俗都是由移民所引进,但民间的往来,其实产生一种对流。以坟墓旁的锡克卫兵为例,这是新加坡槟城等地区的独特习俗,但金门墓地也有这类锡克卫兵,这是早期在新加坡工作致富的金门人将这本土文化引进金门。金门最著名的就是抗战碉堡,许多人以为是国共对抗期间建造的,其实它是由长眠于武吉布朗的黄肖岩和林则杨于抗日时所督建。一水之遥的厦门,在世纪发生小刀会起义,创办人陈庆真其实是新加坡出生的英籍华人,小刀会起义还蔓延到上海。武吉布朗导览员林志强将带你参观黄肖岩与小刀会家族,以及金门与厦门先贤坟墓,和你一起探讨这股文化思想之回流。 免责声明: “在本人同意参加武吉布朗的游览活动下,我了解及接受我必须具备体力上的条件。在法律容许的程度下,我同意承担自身及我所看护的人士(包括儿童或我所监护的人士)可能受到身体损伤的任何及所有风险。”若有任何疑点,一概以英文版为准。 Disclaimer: 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 permissible by law, I agree to assume any and all risk of injury or bodily harm to myself and persons in my care (including child or ward). 报名: 我们在周末为公众提供的导览服务是免费的 理想人数为一团三十人(平均一名导览员十五人) 请在我们的Facebook活动页面按‘参加’/‘加入’,然后告诉我们共有多少人与你一同参加活动,或直接在活动当天在集合地点(按个别游览活动页面所示)与我们会合。 武吉布朗义工座右铭:风雨无阻,不见不散。 For information on how to get there and handy tips [...]

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Four of the Immortals (photo Jim Wong

  Meeting Place for all guided walks : Gates at end of Lorong Halwa Saturday 8 Feb  2014 :   0900- 1200 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 Yik Han will shine a light on the notable pioneers including revolutionaries, social reformers, bankers, war heroes etc and the historical context of their lives and times. They will also explain tomb architecture and [...]

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Beauty shot_photo Ang Yik Han

  Meeting Point for all events at Lorong Halwa gates. We guide rain, shine or exhumations Sat 25 Jan, 2014:   9am- 12 pm  with Fabian Tee  (Facebook Registration Here) Sun 26 Jan, 2014:   9am- 12 pm  with Yik Han & Zhi Hao  (Facebook Registration Here) The Brownies will shine a light on the notable pioneers including revolutionaries, social reformers, bankers, war heroes etc and the historical context of their lives and times. They will also explain tomb architecture [...]

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(photo Ang Yik Han)

  Meeting point for all guided walks :  The gates of Bukit Brown on  Lorong Halwa. Saturday 11 Jan 2014, Heritage Walk : 9am – 12pm Yik Han and Andrew will shine a light on the notable pioneers including revolutionaries, social reformers, bankers, war heroes etc and the historical context of their lives and times. They will also explain tomb architecture and the significance to the after life. Facebook registration here Sunday 12 Jan 2014, Tile Appreciation : 9 am [...]

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