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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Raymond iv by BBC - AJ Leow

Shortlisted by the BBC (Beeb)

The news broke this morning and was headlined  “The Outlook 15” We are pleased to share breaking news that Raymond Goh has been shortlisted as the top 15 from among 50 inspiring individuals in their home countries nominated by listeners to “Outlook” – a weekly radio programme on  the other BBC – The British Broadcasting Corporation aka The Beeb. He sits in good company among  indefatigable individuals who have survived against the odds and individuals who strive each day in […]

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The Iconic Gates of Bukit Brown

Change is inevitable; Memories endure; The tangible is the gateway to the intangible. The iconic gates of Bukit Brown which had stood in the same spot for some 90 years were removed on September 2015,  and have been  undergoing the delicate process of refurbishment since January 2016. It   is expected to be relocated back in June 2016 and enjoined with the pillars which  have already been relocated to the new entrance. Members of All Things Bukit Brown and the […]

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  We kicked off the first Bukit Brown Tour & Clean-Up Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) event of 2015 on 16 May 2015 with a record number of 50+ volunteers. The volunteer sign-ups were overwhelming and the organizing team had to cap the group size due to logistical limitations. Heritage preservation is certainly a CSR theme that is catching on at Standard Chartered Bank! Read on to find out what one of our volunteers experienced… By Hemanshu Parekh (photo credit : […]

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A great granddaughter remembers her great grandfather (photo: Catherine Lim)

  It’s All Things Peranakan for this guided walk  in a nod to the exhibition at the Peranakan Museum’s exhibition on “Great Peranakans” Join Catherine and Bianca as they take you to tombs of well known Peranankans and not so well known. Known as the “King’s Chinese”, the Peranakans straddled the challenges of twin loyalties to their ancestral roots and their colonial masters, expressed in the” fusion” or some might argue the “confusion”  of their customs, traditions and thinking and […]

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Bukit Brown 16 May 2015 Anza Tour Claire Leow

  In response to requests for forward planning from interested participants, atBB will commit  to conducting  regular guided walks at set time slot every first Saturday and Sunday of the month. Saturday 9 am – 11.30am Sunday 4 pm – 6.30pm Meeting place until further notice: Within the gates of Bukit Brown where there is a site construction office as you enter about 100 meters on your left. Please note: Disclaimer: By agreeing to take this walking tour of Bukit […]

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bukit brown gates  [photo: Zhi Hao]

Join Zhi Hao on a 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. Meeting Point: Bukit Brown entrance gates at Lorong Halwa Tour starts at 9am and ends at 12pm. ————————————————————————— Difficulty: Average, some trekking required Please bring umbrella or poncho / sun block / […]

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