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Jon Cooper’s Adam Park Story

Introduction In 2009, the Coopers arrived in Singapore from the UK. Jon’s wife had a job posting here and Jon was to be during the duration of her posting, a house husband taking care of their 2 young children and running the household. As luck would have it, on the morning after they  moved into their home, Jon on a “reconnaissance”  of his new neighbourhood spotted a National Heritage Board marker introducing the WWII history of Adam Park. From that […]

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Home: The Gates of Bukit Brown

“We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. Through the unknown, unremembered gate When the last of earth left to discover Is that which was the beginning.” (T S Eliot, “Little Gidding”) The gates of Bukit Brown are now “reunited” with the pillars in the new entrance to the cemetery. Painted black – which was established to be a common […]

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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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  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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