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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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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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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) http://peatix.com/event/83079/ An Evening Stroll into the Past – guides: Andrew & Beng (6.30 – 8.30pm) http://peatix.com/event/83088 More info on Jane’s Walk: http://janeswalk.org/ and here     Print PDF

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