Family Photo Lee Suan Yew

LKY’s Maternal Ancestors Found!

  Today’s Chinese newspaper Zaobao,   reported on a significant find  of Lee Kuan Yew’s  maternal ancestry  in the depths of the forest  of Bukit Brown. It is the find of the year (2014) for Bukit Brown  researchers and bloggers  Raymond Goh and Walter Lim. Please click on image to enlarge “The  4 related tombs ranging from 70 to 127 years in Bukit Brown and Greater Bukit Brown (Lao Sua)  has been rediscovered by local historical researchers and are valuable […]

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Romancing Taiping (I)

 Romancing Taiping (Part 1) A photo essay by Simone Lee  “I was a little apprehensive at the beginning. Even as a Malaysian, I’ve never heard of anyone raving about a visit to Taiping. But while we were there, I fell in love…………” Simone Lee (Brownie*) Taiping History (in brief) Plagued by fierce feuds ( The Larut Wars)  between 2  prominent Chinese secret societies(Ghee Hin and Hai San,   this  once flourishing town in Perak, which prospered from tin mining was […]

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Show and Tell photo Ang Hock Chuan

Bukit Brown : Documenting New Horizons of Knowledge

  Bukit Brown : Documenting New Horizons of Knowledge Location: NLB 9th flood from now until 10 October’14 and thereafter it will travel to other regional libraries. The exhibition was officially opened on Saturday 19 July,2014 by MOS (Ministry of National Development) Desmond Lee. It represents almost one and half years of research and working the ground documenting some 4,153 tombstones which are affected by the building of a new highway across Bukit Brown, by a team under the leadership […]

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Japanese Occupation Tour_Peter Pak

  Disclaimer: By agreeing to take walking tours  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) Useful info here: Getting There/游览信息 Meeting place: At the Lor Halwa Main gates at Bukit Brown Sun 15 June’14 9am – 11.45am: Victims, Heroes […]

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JNV Students with Claire Leow at Tay Koh Yat_photo Raymond Ng

by Raymond Ang We visited Bukit Brown on a warm Saturday morning on June 7th , to find that the usual scene to the cemetery gates changed. There are now fences leading all the way to the gates. Clearly the construction for the highway has started. I had brought my students from the Jakarta Nanyang School here to Bukit Brown to learn more about the links between Indonesia and Singapore. The students sweltered in the humidity. I had two groups […]

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3rd June 2014 Tomb Measurement 2-Day Workshop with Dr. Lai Chee Kien NB: There has been a change in starting time for Session one at NLB from 1 pm to 1.15pm. Places available: :30 Session One  : 1.15pm -4pm, Saturday 14 June 2014 Location: Imagination Room, 5th floor, National Library, Victoria Street  Session Two  3.30pm- 6.30pm, Saturday  21 June 2014, Location: Bukit Brown Cemetery Gate (meeting point) 1)  Description: From 2011-2013, several architecture students supervised Dr Lai Chee Kien have […]

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The Sikh Guards at Chew Geok Leong (photo Peter Pak)

Disclaimer: By agreeing to take walking tours  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) Useful info here: Getting There/游览信息 Sun 8 June’14 9am – 11.30am  Meeting place: At the Lor Halwa Main gates at Bukit Brown Sikh guards are […]

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