Lim Hui Siang Calligraphy _Alex Tan

Lim Hui Siang and his Calligraphy

It all began when a descendant asked for help in the FB group Heritage Singapore Bukit Brown in locating the grave of his maternal grandmother Yang Shu Hua 楊淑華, whom he just discovered was buried in Bukit Brown. Madam Yang it transpired is the first wife of  Prof Lim Hui Siang (pinyin Lin Huixiang, 林惠祥) who was a co founder together with Tan Yeok Seong of the Amoy Anthropological Museum in 1935. The museum still exists today. Tan’s son Alex  […]

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Reflections after a Guided Walk@Bukit Brown

By Zhang Jiayi In the early afternoon last Sunday (2 August, 2015) I dreaded my decision to go for a guided walk  around Bukit Brown cemetery. However, I have promised my friends that I will turn up, so grudgingly, I made my way to the meeting point for the walking tour. Three hours and a lot of mosquito bites later, it is a decision that I did not regret. Tombstones don’t lie. All aspects of the tombs – from the […]

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“Remembrance” : NDP2015@Bukit Brown

“Remembrance” : NDP 2015@Bukit Brown Time: Between 8am and 7.30pm Meeting Point: Various. Remembrance Ceremony : 6.30 pm to 7.30pm @Block 1, as you enter on your right of new access road, you can’t miss us. We have flags! This NDP 2015 @Bukit Brown, we remember and pay tribute to the space that embraces the touch stones of our memory, 100,000 tombstones. 100,000 lives; from Coolies to Community leaders, Paupers to Poets, Social Reformers to Socialites with a cause. Bukit […]

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Beng explaining about edible plants

Join Beng Tang on a guided walk of Bukit Brown cemetery and learn more about the edible fruits and vegetables that you can find there. During the Japanese occupation of Singapore, the Japanese kept the rice to feed their armies so the civilians of Singapore survived on tapioca, sweet potato and yam. Come on a tour of Bukit Brown to see some of these plants and others that can be eaten. ————————————————————————— This guided walk starts at 09.00am and ends […]

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Fabian Tee at STW

“Legally Yours” (Sat 20 Jun’15 9am – 11.30am)  Join Fabian and Chyen Yee as they tell you more about the lives  and wills of pioneers and how some of them tied up their fortunes in legal clauses to help counter an old Chinese saying that  “fortune does not survive beyond 3 generations. Meeting Point: Bukit Brown entrance gates at Lorong Halwa ————————————————————————— Difficulty: Average, some trekking required Please bring umbrella or poncho / sun block / mosquito repellent. Please wear […]

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[photo credit: Chew Keng Kiat]

Join Keng Kiat for a little trek around the biggest hill in Bukit Brown, and hear him share stories of pioneers who are buried there, such as Lim Teck Kim (of Lim Teck Kim Road), Tan Chew Kim, and Gan Eng Seng (of Gan Eng Seng School). ————————————————————————— This guided walk starts at 4.30pm and ends at 7.00pm Meeting Point: Bukit Brown entrance gates at Lorong Halwa ————————————————————————— Difficulty: Average, some trekking required Please bring umbrella or poncho / sun […]

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Standchart 2

  We kicked off the first Bukit Brown Tour & Clean-Up Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) event of 2015 on 16 May 2015 with a record number of 50+ volunteers. The volunteer sign-ups were overwhelming and the organizing team had to cap the group size due to logistical limitations. Heritage preservation is certainly a CSR theme that is catching on at Standard Chartered Bank! Read on to find out what one of our volunteers experienced… By Hemanshu Parekh (photo credit : […]

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