4 of the Brownie Walkers at a training walk

Brownie Walkers for Hospice Care! #LTAW2015

As a team of 6, Hock Chuan, Sumin, Yik Han, Cuifen, Hang Chong and Bianca, will be walking 50km on 5 Sep’15 as part of the Let’s Take a Walk (LTAW) event organised by Raleigh Society. This is a mental and physical challenge for us and we are doing this to raising funds for Hospice Care Association (HCA). So, we would like to get our friends, family and other supporters to pledge an amount to be donated to Hospice Care […]

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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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My country oh my country Garden Hill

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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A great granddaughter remembers her great grandfather (photo: Catherine Lim)

  It’s All Things Peranakan for this guided walk  in a nod to the exhibition at the Peranakan Museum’s exhibition on “Great Peranakans” Join Catherine and Bianca as they take you to tombs of well known Peranankans and not so well known. Known as the “King’s Chinese”, the Peranakans straddled the challenges of twin loyalties to their ancestral roots and their colonial masters, expressed in the” fusion” or some might argue the “confusion”  of their customs, traditions and thinking and […]

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Bukit Brown 16 May 2015 Anza Tour Claire Leow

  In response to requests for forward planning from interested participants, atBB will commit  to conducting  regular guided walks at set time slot every first Saturday and Sunday of the month. Saturday 9 am – 11.30am Sunday 4 pm – 6.30pm Meeting place until further notice: Within the gates of Bukit Brown where there is a site construction office as you enter about 100 meters on your left. Please note: Disclaimer: By agreeing to take this walking tour of Bukit […]

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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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