Family Photo Lee Suan Yew

LKY’s Maternal Ancestors Found!

  Today’s Chinese newspaper Zaobao,   reported on a significant find  of Lee Kuan Yew’s  maternal ancestry  in the depths of the forest  of Bukit Brown. It is the find of the year (2014) for Bukit Brown  researchers and bloggers  Raymond Goh and Walter Lim. Please click on image to enlarge “The  4 related tombs ranging from 70 to 127 years in Bukit Brown and Greater Bukit Brown (Lao Sua)  has been rediscovered by local historical researchers and are valuable […]

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Romancing Taiping (I)

 Romancing Taiping (Part 1) A photo essay by Simone Lee  “I was a little apprehensive at the beginning. Even as a Malaysian, I’ve never heard of anyone raving about a visit to Taiping. But while we were there, I fell in love…………” Simone Lee (Brownie*) Taiping History (in brief) Plagued by fierce feuds ( The Larut Wars)  between 2  prominent Chinese secret societies(Ghee Hin and Hai San,   this  once flourishing town in Perak, which prospered from tin mining was […]

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Show and Tell photo Ang Hock Chuan

Bukit Brown : Documenting New Horizons of Knowledge

  Bukit Brown : Documenting New Horizons of Knowledge Location: NLB 9th flood from now until 10 October’14 and thereafter it will travel to other regional libraries. The exhibition was officially opened on Saturday 19 July,2014 by MOS (Ministry of National Development) Desmond Lee. It represents almost one and half years of research and working the ground documenting some 4,153 tombstones which are affected by the building of a new highway across Bukit Brown, by a team under the leadership […]

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Triple tombs Bianca Polak

  Disclaimer: By agreeing to take walking tours  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) Useful info here: Getting There/游览信息 Friday 18 April, 9am – 11.30am.  Meeting place: At the Lor Halwa Main gates at Bukit Brown Fabian and […]

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Bukit Brown Municipal Cemetery (1922-1973)

  PLEASE NOTE: These are the last guided walks before a 2 week break for QingMing. Guided walks will resume on the weekend of April 19th. Meeting Point for all  guided walks is at the main gates entrance at the end of Lorong Halwa Getting There/游览信息 If you have a facebook account, please register on the FB event page to give us an idea of numbers. If you don’t, no worries, just turn up at the gates. Friday 21 Mar, […]

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History from the Hills (FB Page)

  Meeting Point for all  guided walks is at the main gates entrance at the end of Lorong Halwa If you have a facebook account, please register on the FB event page to give us an idea of numbers. If you don’t, no worries, just turn up at the gates. Sat 15  March 2014 :  9am -11.30am – Introduction to Bukit Brown with Zhi Hao FB registration here Sun 16 March 2014 : 9 pm -11.3oam -  Heritage Walk with […]

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Carved panels (Photo: Oh Chew Hiang)

  Meeting Point for all  guided walks is at the main gates entrance at the end of Lorong Halwa If you have a facebook account, please register on the FB event page to give us an idea of numbers. If you don’t no worries, just turn up at the gates. Sat 8 March 2014 :  9am -11.30am – Ancestry run with Lim Su Min Su Min’s family connects to Seow Poh Leng, Tan Tock Seng and Lim Boon Keng. At […]

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