The grave of Lee Kim Soo

Reflections in Bukit Brown

by Eugene Ang Living in Pasir Ris, the prospect of having to wake up early on a Sunday morning for a 9am walking tour—in a cemetery of all places—is definitely unappealing. After all, I am your typical Singaporean millennial, more in tune with the modern than the traditional and more interested in the future than the past. That said, I was glad that I did eventually pull myself out of bed in the nick of time to join Claire and […]

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Ong Chong Chew – Found!

#Flashback: 10 October 2012 by Catherine Lim I was working on a production of History from the Hills – an 8 episode docu series which traces the history of  Singapore from the perspective of Chinese pioneers who made significant contributions to  society and the region in the late  1800s to the 1900s (post-war)  and who are buried in Bukit Brown. We were to shoot a sequence with Ong Chwee Imm – whose great great grandfather Ong Chong Chew was one […]

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Bianca guiding the Botanic Garden to Bukit Brown walk [photo: Theresa Teng]

Bianca: The Brownie from Holland

By day, she has project managed some of Singapore’s transportation system projects such as the flight information displays in Changi Airport and road tunnel systems for LTA. But come the weekends or public holidays, one of Bianca Polak’s favourite places is Bukit Brown Cemetery, leading the public on guided walks.   She first visited Bukit Brown in early 2012 and came on a few guided walks conducted by the Brownies before naturally falling in step with the volunteers and started conducting guided […]

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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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