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“Chao-du” @ Bukit Brown

  Preamble : Hungry Ghost Festival Saturday, 26th July was the eve of what is popularly known as the Hungry Ghost Festival, and less well known by its traditional name of  Zhongyuan Jie, which in essence is also about honouring ancestors.    It takes place at the start of  the Chinese 7th lunar month, and it is when the gates of hell  open and the spirits of dead are free to wander among the living  for a month. To appease […]

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Family Photo Lee Suan Yew

LKY’s Maternal Ancestors Found!

  Today’s Chinese newspaper Zaobao,   reported on a significant find  of Lee Kuan Yew’s  maternal ancestry  in the depths of the forest  of Bukit Brown. It is the find of the year (2014) for Bukit Brown  researchers and bloggers  Raymond Goh and Walter Lim. Please click on image to enlarge “The  4 related tombs ranging from 70 to 127 years in Bukit Brown and Greater Bukit Brown (Lao Sua)  has been rediscovered by local historical researchers and are valuable […]

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Romancing Taiping (I)

 Romancing Taiping (Part 1) A photo essay by Simone Lee  “I was a little apprehensive at the beginning. Even as a Malaysian, I’ve never heard of anyone raving about a visit to Taiping. But while we were there, I fell in love…………” Simone Lee (Brownie*) Taiping History (in brief) Plagued by fierce feuds ( The Larut Wars)  between 2  prominent Chinese secret societies(Ghee Hin and Hai San,   this  once flourishing town in Perak, which prospered from tin mining was […]

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Four of the Immortals (photo Jim Wong

  Meeting Place for all guided walks : Gates at end of Lorong Halwa Saturday 8 Feb  2014 :   0900- 1200 Bukit Brown is on the World Monuments Watch list 2014 . Find out what makes this a heritage site worthy of preserving. http://bukitbrown.com/main/?p=7930 Fabian and Yik Han will shine a light on the notable pioneers including revolutionaries, social reformers, bankers, war heroes etc and the historical context of their lives and times. They will also explain tomb architecture and […]

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Beauty shot_photo Ang Yik Han

  Meeting Point for all events at Lorong Halwa gates. We guide rain, shine or exhumations Sat 25 Jan, 2014:   9am- 12 pm  with Fabian Tee  (Facebook Registration Here) Sun 26 Jan, 2014:   9am- 12 pm  with Yik Han & Zhi Hao  (Facebook Registration Here) The Brownies will shine a light on the notable pioneers including revolutionaries, social reformers, bankers, war heroes etc and the historical context of their lives and times. They will also explain tomb architecture […]

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Lim Peng Chin (photo Sugen Ramiah)

 The Lim Hock Seng Family An update: On the morning of Sunday, June 22 ’14,  Raymond Goh was on his usual weekend exploration of Bukit Brown when he came across the tomb of Ngo Kim Neo who died young at 22 years old in 1927. On her tomb was inscribed,  she was the wife of Lim Hock Seng (see the original story below) and she left behind 4 children, Sons: Lim Cheng Chuan and Lim Cheng Ean; Daughters:  Lim Khoon […]

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(photo Ang Yik Han)

  Meeting point for all guided walks :  The gates of Bukit Brown on  Lorong Halwa. Saturday 11 Jan 2014, Heritage Walk : 9am – 12pm Yik Han and Andrew will shine a light on the notable pioneers including revolutionaries, social reformers, bankers, war heroes etc and the historical context of their lives and times. They will also explain tomb architecture and the significance to the after life. Facebook registration here Sunday 12 Jan 2014, Tile Appreciation : 9 am […]

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