Ong Chong Chew – Found!

#Flashback: 10 October 2012 by Catherine Lim I was working on a production of History from the Hills – an 8 episode docu series which traces the history of  Singapore from the perspective of Chinese pioneers who made significant contributions to  society and the region in the late  1800s to the 1900s (post-war)  and who are buried in Bukit Brown. We were to shoot a sequence with Ong Chwee Imm – whose great great grandfather Ong Chong Chew was one […]

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Bianca guiding the Botanic Garden to Bukit Brown walk [photo: Theresa Teng]

Bianca: The Brownie from Holland

By day, she has project managed some of Singapore’s transportation system projects such as the flight information displays in Changi Airport and road tunnel systems for LTA. But come the weekends or public holidays, one of Bianca Polak’s favourite places is Bukit Brown Cemetery, leading the public on guided walks.   She first visited Bukit Brown in early 2012 and came on a few guided walks conducted by the Brownies before naturally falling in step with the volunteers and started conducting guided […]

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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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Bukit Brown

Have you been to Bukit Brown before? Perhaps you’ve jogged through the grounds, or just walked the dogs, or rode a horse through it. Or perhaps you’ve heard about the highway going through it – and read the voices of protest from various societies. Have you just walked or driven past the gravestones and wondered, “Why are those people raising objections?” Come join Darren on a tour of Bukit Brown that will introduce you to the history and heritage found […]

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The volunteers of Stanchart in action, Bukit Brown, Nov 2014.

On 8 November 2014, the Standard Chartered team returned to Bukit Brown for the third and last time in the year for the Tour and Clean-up CSR event. Bolstered by the presence of a number of veteran volunteers, the team cleared a record 20 tombs, including a few challenging ones! Two first-time volunteers, Anastasia Francis & NurHafizah Daud, write about their experience. “A people without history Is not redeemed from time, For history is a pattern Of timeless moments”. We […]

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Photo by Franck

‘Then and Now’ with Simone and Genine Singapore has seen vast changes over the years. Take a walk with us at Bukit Brown as Simone share some stories of life in the past and the contrast to what we are familiar with today. Guest starring Genine will be sharing a special segment of this walk featuring the New World Amusement Park in conjunction of the exhibition on this legendary park at City Square Mall. Simone is a volunteer at the […]

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Bukit Brown

We are participating in Jane’s walk again this year – with 2 walks featuring Bukit Brown, both on Sat 2 May’15. Heritage Walk from Botanic Gardens to Bukit Brown – guides: Claire & Bianca (08.00 – 11.30am) An Evening Stroll into the Past – guides: Andrew & Beng (6.30 – 8.30pm) More info on Jane’s Walk: and here     Print PDF

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