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Qing Ming Observances 2014

  By Sugen Ramiah The Qing Ming festival, or  tomb sweeping day, is  observed by the Chinese worldwide. It is a day for them  to pay homage to their ancestors, either by visiting graveyards, columbariams  or ancestral tablets in ancestral halls. The actual day falls either on the 4th ot 5th  of April, but families have a window of  ten days before or after the actual day to conduct Qing Ming.  This year, I was fortunate to have been able [...]

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Embracing Lost  souls (photo Victor Yue)

Intrinsic Value of Bukit Brown

By Claire Leow This week marks the second anniversary of this blog, started to support a volunteer effort to raise awareness of Bukit Brown’s intrinsic value: its heritage, habitat and history. More importantly, it marks the 72th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore to Japanese occupation during World War II. The two anniversaries dovetailed neatly as All Things Bukit Brown hosted a special tour to mark the Remembrance of the War Dead, tracing the routes of the Japanese advance and [...]

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Many beautiful sculptures, worthy of preservation

Inspired by Bukit Brown

  by Sudhir Thomas Vadaketh My wife and I went on a lovely tour of Bukit Brown, conducted by Fabian, lawyer-cum-history buff and very proud “Brownie”, on the morning of Saturday, January 25th 2014. Before then, the last time I had visited Bukit Brown was in Junior College, when classmates and I would go there for a spooky tipple, more focused on whisky than history. Only now do I realise how much I have missed. On that Saturday, I learned [...]

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17 Dec Heading towards Seh Ong Cemetery

  Government exhumations for some 4,000 graves in the way of the highway began on Tuesday 17 December, without any official announcement. Sources on the ground brought some of the Brownies  and a Mediacorp news team to Bukit Brown. It is understood that graves  claimed by descendants will be exhumed first, followed by those unclaimed. It is estimated from descendants who have kept All Things Bukit Brown  informed on the exhumation dates of their ancestors, that exhumations could  take up [...]

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Beauty shots  5 (photo public domain)

  Meeting Point for all events at Lorong Halwa gates Sat 21 Dec : 9am- 11.30am : Walk with Han Zhong & Jing Jie  (Facebook Registration here) Join the two ex-Chinese High students as they walk around Bukit Brown, and share with you the delights of its flora and fauna, as well as stories of Singaporean pioneers that are associated with their alma mater. Sun 22 Dec: 4pm-6.30pm : Poetry Readings at Twilight Walk (Facebook Registration here) Follow Bianca, Claire [...]

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Lim Su Min_ (photo Khoo Ee Hoon)

  Three guided walks this weekend. Please note new meeting point for all guided walks  is at the Lorong Halwa gates Saturday 14th Dec 9 am – 12 pm  Ancestry Run of Brownie Dr Lim Su Min. Dr Lim Su Min, from ACS, counts amongst his ancestors big Towkays : Mr Tan Tock Seng, Mr Tan Boo Liat, Mr Seow Poh Leng and Dr Lim Boon Keng. A few  are buried in Bukit Brown. Come and join Lim Su Min [...]

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Ish Singh with one of Sikh guards [photo: Bianca Polak]

  Bukit Brown, Our Singapore Story On 7 Dec 2013 at 9am, a group of 40 tour participants joined TEDX speakers Claire Leow and Ish Singh to listen to how Bukit Brown inspired their search into Singapore’s historical past and deepened their understanding of their own cultural identity. Ish shared his insights on the Sikh guards in Bukit Brown and the history of the Sikhs in Singapore, while Claire shared about Singapore’s WWII stories and connections to some of the [...]

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