Bukit Brown gates [photo: Theresa Teng]

Passages – Journeys of Life (Sunday 5 Jul’15 @4pm)

Professor Dan Beachy-Quick said that poems are thresholds. Poems open doors that lead to other doors that lead to new rooms, new perspectives. Poems should always endeavor to exist in that doorway between chaos and calm. For 93 years, these gates have welcomed the dearly departed and their descendants in their final passage. Come join Claire and Darren as they retell stories of the lives of our pioneers, through prose and poetry, on their passages of life. Familiar words, unfamiliar […]

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Visiting the “Secret” Jungle Temple with Peter (Sunday 5 Jul’15 @9am)

Join Peter as we visit a temple in the jungle of Lao Sua and check out remnants of an old kampong and old tombs around that area. We will then make our back to Bukit Brown cemetery and end our tour there. Please note that this tour includes some jungle trekking. ————————————————————————— This guided walk starts at 09.00am and ends at 11.30pm Meeting Point: Bukit Brown entrance gates at Lorong Halwa ————————————————————————— Difficulty: Average, some trekking required Please bring umbrella […]

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Mdm Chng of the Pang Family

  Mdm Chng of the Pang Family – A Mother of Journalists, Educationists and Revolutionaries by Ang Yik Han Located at Hill 4 in Bukit Brown, the Teochew style tomb of Mdm Chng of the Pang family (方母莊太夫人) is simple and nondescript.  A sharp-eyed observer will notice however that the calligraphy on the tombstone came from the hand of Lin Sen (林森), Chairman, of the ruling pre war Nationalist government in China. Another sign of her family’s close connection to […]

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bukit brown gates  [photo: Zhi Hao]

Join Zhi Hao on a introduction tour of Bukit Brown. Hear the stories of notable pioneers which include revolutionaries, social reformers, bankers, war heroes, etc. and the historical context of their lives and times. Also, get to know basic tomb architecture and the significance to the after life. Meeting Point: Bukit Brown entrance gates at Lorong Halwa Tour starts at 9am and ends at 12pm. ————————————————————————— Difficulty: Average, some trekking required Please bring umbrella or poncho / sun block / […]

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Bukit Brown

Have you been to Bukit Brown before? Perhaps you’ve jogged through the grounds, or just walked the dogs, or rode a horse through it. Or perhaps you’ve heard about the highway going through it – and read the voices of protest from various societies. Have you just walked or driven past the gravestones and wondered, “Why are those people raising objections?” Come join Darren on a tour of Bukit Brown that will introduce you to the history and heritage found […]

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The volunteers of Stanchart in action, Bukit Brown, Nov 2014.

On 8 November 2014, the Standard Chartered team returned to Bukit Brown for the third and last time in the year for the Tour and Clean-up CSR event. Bolstered by the presence of a number of veteran volunteers, the team cleared a record 20 tombs, including a few challenging ones! Two first-time volunteers, Anastasia Francis & NurHafizah Daud, write about their experience. “A people without history Is not redeemed from time, For history is a pattern Of timeless moments”. We […]

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Photo by Franck

‘Then and Now’ with Simone and Genine Singapore has seen vast changes over the years. Take a walk with us at Bukit Brown as Simone share some stories of life in the past and the contrast to what we are familiar with today. Guest starring Genine will be sharing a special segment of this walk featuring the New World Amusement Park in conjunction of the exhibition on this legendary park at City Square Mall. Simone is a volunteer at the […]

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