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Jon Cooper’s Adam Park Story

Introduction In 2009, the Coopers arrived in Singapore from the UK. Jon’s wife had a job posting here and Jon was to be during the duration of her posting, a house husband taking care of their 2 young children and running the household. As luck would have it, on the morning after they  moved into their home, Jon on a “reconnaissance”  of his new neighbourhood spotted a National Heritage Board marker introducing the WWII history of Adam Park. From that […]

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Home: The Gates of Bukit Brown

“We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. Through the unknown, unremembered gate When the last of earth left to discover Is that which was the beginning.” (T S Eliot, “Little Gidding”) The gates of Bukit Brown are now “reunited” with the pillars in the new entrance to the cemetery. Painted black – which was established to be a common […]

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Earth Deity flanked by 2 Datuk Kongs June 2016

A “Home” for the Earth Deities

Moved by “unseen” hands, the deities which used to be located at the former entrance of Bukit Brown Cemetery, were also moved  when the pillars of the gates were relocated. They now have a brand new shelter –  we have been informed by a credible source – which was “upgraded”  by Fusion Clad Precision (of their own initiative),  the company commissioned by the National Heritage Board to restore the gates. Photos captured by Brownie volunteers help document the “sheltering” of […]

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peter tour

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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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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