Smoke from burning incense sticks blankets the fauna at Bukit Brown Cemetery

Qingming 2015 : A Time to Remember

Remembering Yeo Bian Chuan by Simone Lee Qingming or Tomb-Sweeping Day is a traditional festival on the Chinese  calendar in remembrance and respect of ancestors. Families visit their ancestors’ ‘home’ – the grave,  for a ‘spring clean’ and replenish their needs by leaving ‘worldly’ offerings. This year, the festival fell on the 5th of April and 10 days before and 10 days after is the period where rituals are conducted. Bukit Brown is busiest at this time of the year. Jams […]

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Last Battelfield Tour by the lively and knowledgable Jon Cooper of 2014 (photo Bianca Polak)

Battlefield Tour by Jon Cooper (Sun 29 Mar’15, 9.30am – 12pm)

As we prepare for Liberation’70, the anniversary of end of Japanese Occupation of Singapore, join Jon Cooper, historian and archaeologist on the Adam Road Project for : The Battlefield tour Sunday 29 Mar’15, 9.30am – 12.00pm Meeting point is at the pedestrian bridge on Sime Road entering Bukit Brown, opposite the SICC traffic light. Tour ends at 12 pm in the grounds of Bukit Brown. REGISTRATION: You may register for up to 2 pax via PEATIX. Please note as spaces […]

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Secret Societies, Spies & Rebels tour (Sunday 22 Mar’15 @9am)

Every city has its underbelly. Bright lights have dark corners. Join Fabian as he shines a light into the dark side of SG’s past. Meeting Point: Bukit Brown entrance gates at Lorong HalwaTour starts at 9am and ends at 12pm. facebook event: click here ————————–————————–———————–Difficulty: Average, some trekking requiredPlease bring umbrella or poncho.Please wear covered footwear.————————–————————–———————–Bukit Brown is on the World Monuments Watch list 2014 . Find out what makes this a heritage site worthy of preserving. http://bukitbrown.com/main/?p=7930 “We guide rain, […]

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Join Zhi Hao on an 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.  Sun 30 Nov’14 Time: 9am – 11.30am Meeting place : Gates of Bukit Brown at end of Lorong Halwa. If you have a FB account please help brownies keep track of numbers by […]

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A group photo at Tan Kim Ching's tomb

by Sally T. One recent Saturday, some friends and I had the pleasure of being guided around Bukit Brown Cemetery on a special tour led by three descendants of notable people buried there. The Descendants Tour was presented in partnership with the National Library of Singapore – a great community initiative on the part of the library. A few seasoned guides helped lead the group, which really helped to add insight and context along the way. Each of the three […]

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There are 2 guided tours this coming weekend! Don’t miss them if you are free. ***We will postpone the tours should AQI/PM2.5 reach over 100.*** 1) “Hey Bro!” – Steven & Fabian guiding (Sat 15 Nov’14) Time: 09.00am – 11.30am Meeting place : Gates of Bukit Brown at end of Lorong Halwa. A friend in need is a friend indeed. But what if you are all alone seeking to turn your luck around or just to make your ends back home […]

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Rise and Shine at Bukit Brown with Simone Capture enchanting scenes at Bukit Brown with your camera(s); be it the SLR, compact, smartphone, GoPro, Lomo, Polaroid, etc… Simone will bring you to various spots for photo opportunities. Do also #bukitbrown on Instagram. Sat 8 Nov’14 Time: 6.30am – 8.30am Meeting place : Gates of Bukit Brown at end of Lorong Halwa. ***We will postpone the tour should AQI/PM2.5 reaches 100.*** If you have a FB account please help brownies keep […]

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