Bukit Brown gates [photo: Theresa Teng]

Passages – Journeys of Life (Sunday 5 Jul’15 @4pm)

Professor Dan Beachy-Quick said that poems are thresholds. Poems open doors that lead to other doors that lead to new rooms, new perspectives. Poems should always endeavor to exist in that doorway between chaos and calm. For 93 years, these gates have welcomed the dearly departed and their descendants in their final passage. Come join Claire and Darren as they retell stories of the lives of our pioneers, through prose and poetry, on their passages of life. Familiar words, unfamiliar […]

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Visiting the “Secret” Jungle Temple with Peter (Sunday 5 Jul’15 @9am)

Join Peter as we visit a temple in the jungle of Lao Sua and check out remnants of an old kampong and old tombs around that area. We will then make our back to Bukit Brown cemetery and end our tour there. Please note that this tour includes some jungle trekking. ————————————————————————— This guided walk starts at 09.00am and ends at 11.30pm Meeting Point: Bukit Brown entrance gates at Lorong Halwa ————————————————————————— Difficulty: Average, some trekking required Please bring umbrella […]

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Mdm Chng of the Pang Family

  Mdm Chng of the Pang Family – A Mother of Journalists, Educationists and Revolutionaries by Ang Yik Han Located at Hill 4 in Bukit Brown, the Teochew style tomb of Mdm Chng of the Pang family (方母莊太夫人) is simple and nondescript.  A sharp-eyed observer will notice however that the calligraphy on the tombstone came from the hand of Lin Sen (林森), Chairman, of the ruling pre war Nationalist government in China. Another sign of her family’s close connection to […]

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Group Photo 7 Dec 2014 Bianca Polak

Tour Report  by Catherine  Lim( Brownie safety marshal) It was the last battlefield tour of 2014, and the “Commander-in-Chief” stood at the look out point of the Sime Road/Adam Rd pedestrian bridge for what has become the de factor lookout point for  “hell fire corner” and held captive the 25 participants who had turned up for the tour.   The battlefield terrain included a golf course, graves, a nature reserve and came replete with maps and old photographs of landmarks […]

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Dunman Sceondary School  at Tan Ean Kiam photo Yik han

  Dunman Secondary School brought around 40 students to Bukit Brown on 16 August 2014 for a learning journey. Our students marveled at the vast, rich sloping terrain covering over 200 hectres of land space. Some graves dot all the way to Mount Pleasant Road (along PIE). Our students know that Joo Chiat and Boon Lay are familiar residential estates but little did they know them to be named after our pioneers who lie buried at BB. Tan Ean Kiam, […]

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Join Zhi Hao on an 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.  Sun 30 Nov’14 Time: 9am – 11.30am Meeting place : Gates of Bukit Brown at end of Lorong Halwa. If you have a FB account please help brownies keep track of numbers by […]

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A group photo at Tan Kim Ching's tomb

by Sally T. One recent Saturday, some friends and I had the pleasure of being guided around Bukit Brown Cemetery on a special tour led by three descendants of notable people buried there. The Descendants Tour was presented in partnership with the National Library of Singapore – a great community initiative on the part of the library. A few seasoned guides helped lead the group, which really helped to add insight and context along the way. Each of the three […]

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