Hard at work (montage by Perry Tan)

Standard Chartered Bank CSR @ Bukit Brown – Take 2

by Perry Tan Standard Chartered Bank In April 2014, in collaboration with All Things Bukit Brown, we conceptualised a guided walk with a  Clean-Up at Bukit Brown, where a team of 35 volunteers from Standard Chartered were taken on a guided tour, before spending  up to 4 hours cleaning  tombs. The organising committee were initially ambivalent about volunteer response and feedback, since such an unique CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) event at a cemetery was previously unheard of. Our ambivalence proved to be […]

Read More
10353717_10152826018099073_6658328762744523316_n

Tour Report: The Sunday Morning Walk

Report for 28 Sept Morning Walk     It was a good start to the lovely Sunday morning as there were a mix of familiar faces and enthusiastic participants who were there for the first time. 15 participants joined Simone and Steven for a stroll around Hill 3 and visited tombs of some of Singapore’s prominent pioneers; including Tan Keong Saik, Chew Boon Lay and Ong Sam Leong who all have roads named after them.The group were taken  back to WW 2 […]

Read More
TanGuekNeo

The Story Behind # 2906

  The Story Behind Peg 2906 by Norman Cho How many of us believe in the unexplained? There are reasons why certain things happen unexpectedly.  But are we receptive enough to take the cue from such signs?  One recent account was of tomb 481 which was pegged 2906 at Bukit Brown Cemetery, slated for exhumation to make way for the 8 lane highway due to slice the cemetery in half by 2017/ A post about the Ee Hoe Hean Club […]

Read More

Categories

Get more impressions of Bukit Brown and staycation ideas on tripadvisor 160x40
Japanese Occupation Tour_Peter Pak

  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 Meeting place: At the Lor Halwa Main gates at Bukit Brown Sun 15 June’14 9am – 11.45am: Victims, Heroes […]

Read More
JNV Students with Claire Leow at Tay Koh Yat_photo Raymond Ng

by Raymond Ang We visited Bukit Brown on a warm Saturday morning on June 7th , to find that the usual scene to the cemetery gates changed. There are now fences leading all the way to the gates. Clearly the construction for the highway has started. I had brought my students from the Jakarta Nanyang School here to Bukit Brown to learn more about the links between Indonesia and Singapore. The students sweltered in the humidity. I had two groups […]

Read More
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

3rd June 2014 Tomb Measurement 2-Day Workshop with Dr. Lai Chee Kien NB: There has been a change in starting time for Session one at NLB from 1 pm to 1.15pm. Places available: :30 Session One  : 1.15pm -4pm, Saturday 14 June 2014 Location: Imagination Room, 5th floor, National Library, Victoria Street  Session Two  3.30pm- 6.30pm, Saturday  21 June 2014, Location: Bukit Brown Cemetery Gate (meeting point) 1)  Description: From 2011-2013, several architecture students supervised Dr Lai Chee Kien have […]

Read More
The Sikh Guards at Chew Geok Leong (photo Peter Pak)

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 Sun 8 June’14 9am – 11.30am  Meeting place: At the Lor Halwa Main gates at Bukit Brown Sikh guards are […]

Read More

Archives

October 2014
M T W T F S S
« Sep    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031