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Canopy – A Film Review

by Catherine Lim Canopy by Arron Wilson is  a World War Two  film  shot mainly in Sungei Buloh and Bukit Brown, with flashback scenes that takes viewers to the Australian outback farm from where  Jim, the Australian fighter pilot – one of only  2 lead characters – is from.  It has a script which consists of  a few phrases of incoherent Hokkien spoken by Seng, the Chinese resistance fighter   – incoherent perhaps because my rudimentary Hokkien could not grasp it […]

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Sat 27 Dec’2014 : 9am – 12 pm: Collections, Recollections and Our Favourite Moments

  Saturday 27th Dec’2014 9am – 12pm Meeting place: At the Lor Halwa Main gates Join the Brownies for the last guided walk of 2014, as they look back at their journey and share their collection of individual stories and experiences at their favourite tombs: stories of women breaking the glass ceiling, of great sacrifices and humble deeds, experiences of the joy of discovery and connecting the living to the dead. It is also our thank you tour for the […]

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Battlefield Tour Report on Sun 7 Dec’14, 09.30am – 12.00pm)

Tour Report  by Catherine  Lim( Brownie safety marshal) It was the last battlefield tour of 2014, and the “Commander-in-Chief” stood at the look out point of the Sime Road/Adam Rd pedestrian bridge for what has become the de factor lookout point for  “hell fire corner” and held captive the 25 participants who had turned up for the tour.   The battlefield terrain included a golf course, graves, a nature reserve and came replete with maps and old photographs of landmarks […]

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Morning Light_Catherine Lim

  There will be 2 morning guided walks this Sun 31 August. Disclaimer: By agreeing to take this walking tour 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) Meeting Point for all Guided Walks: At the Bukit Brown entrance gates […]

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The Story of Bo Ya and Zhong Ziqi _Ang yik Han

  武吉布朗展览系列华语讲座 2014年9月20日(星期六) 地点:新加坡国家图书馆5楼,Possibility Room 2-3pm坟墓建筑(主讲者:赖启健博士) 3-4pm 说书的石头—武吉布朗坟场坟墓石雕中的故事(主讲者:洪毅瀚先生) 4-5pm 记录武吉布朗:地图与制图(主讲人:莫缕勇先生) 如欲出席讲座,请在下列网站登记: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/bukit-brown-exhibition-public-talks-mandarin-tickets-12507206391 坟墓建筑 主讲者:赖启健博士 武吉布朗坟场的坟墓建筑是它独特物质文化的一部分,为新加坡和本区域以及中国南方之间在社会、文化和经济上的联系提供不少重要的资料。讲座将探讨武吉布朗坟墓建筑的记录和这项工作的重要性。主讲者也将利用纸模型让出席讲座的孩童对 坟墓健 筑有更深一层的认识。 赖启健博士,新加坡注册建筑师,新加坡国立大学建筑系硕士(1996),美国加州大学柏克莱建筑与都市设计系博士(2005)。他的研究领域为东南亚艺术、建筑、聚落、都市化和景观的历史。  说书的石头—武吉布朗坟场坟墓石雕中的故事 主讲者:洪毅瀚先生 武吉布朗坟场的坟墓石雕数量庞大、题材丰富,堪称海外华人坟场中的石雕大观园,早年精湛的手工石雕艺术作品随处可见。坟场内许多雕刻精美的石质坟墓构建丝毫不受岁月的洗礼损坏,让百年后的游人有机会一睹它们的风采。无论是江山美人、择贤用才、事亲尽孝或是神话志怪,流传千百年的民间故事和历史典故在石匠的巧手下生动地呈现。 这次讲座将通过大量的图片介绍石雕中的故事题材。 洪毅瀚,工程师,工余参与武吉布朗坟场导览活动和历史文化项目研究,曾在bukitbrown.com网站发表关于武吉布朗坟场坟墓装饰题材的博文。 记录武吉布朗:地图与制图 主讲人:莫缕勇先生 在记录武吉布朗文史的过程中,工作团队搜集到了不少非常珍贵和罕见的历史地图和空中照片。主讲人莫缕勇先生将在讲座中呈现这些历史地图和空中照片。同时也会分享一些地图和空中照片中有趣的细节。在另外一方面,由于坟场受到开路工程的影响,约有4000座坟墓需迁移。为了记录这些坟墓的确切位置,有关当局测量了每一座坟墓的地理坐标。主讲人也会讲解这一测量和绘制坟场地图的过程和结果。 莫缕勇是武吉布朗文史记录工作小组和工作委员会的成员。目前从事地理资讯系统(GIS)的咨询工作,也是地图发烧友及研究者。在武吉布朗文史记录团队里负责研究历史地图与处理地理资讯和绘制地图的工作。曾在新加坡制图单位任职和国家挡案馆工作,是伦敦皇家地理学会会士。 Public Talks in association with the Bukit Brown Exhibition (In Mandarin) Saturday, 20 September 2014 2-3pm Speaker: Dr Lai Chee Kien Title: Tomb Architecture 3-4pm Speaker: Ang Yik Han Title: Story Telling Stones – Tales from the Stone Carvings of Bukit Brown Cemetery 4-5pm Speaker: Mok Ly Yng Title: Documenting Bukit Brown: Maps and […]

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Chia Hood Theam in a car driven by his son Chia Keng Tye_CHT Family Archives

  The Descendants’ Stories – A Guided Walk at Bukit Brown (English) Sunday 24  August’14 :   9 am – 11.30am Meeting Place: Bukit Brown Gates at end of Lorong Halwa. For those who have written in asking about when the next upcoming tours will be: Please check this blog bukitbrown.com under events every week for  upcoming guided walks. Blog posts should be up by Wednesday.  Guided walks are dependent on volunteers schedules but we try our best to organise guided […]

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(photo Ang Hock Chuan)

As part of the exhibition, Bukit Brown: Documenting New Horizons of Knowledge, a series of English  (Sun 17 Aug’ 14) and Mandarin ( Sat 20th Sept’14) Public Talks  have been programmed by the documentation team under Dr. Hui Yew-Foong. Location:  Possibility Room on Level 5 (Look out for guided walks in English and Mandarin specially curated by All Things Bukit Brown to complement the exhibition/talk when you attend the talks,details to be posted later) Date: Sunday 17th August (English) Registration […]

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