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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Show and Tell photo Ang Hock Chuan

Bukit Brown : Documenting New Horizons of Knowledge

  Bukit Brown : Documenting New Horizons of Knowledge Location: NLB 9th flood from now until 10 October’14 and thereafter it will travel to other regional libraries. The exhibition was officially opened on Saturday 19 July,2014 by MOS (Ministry of National Development) Desmond Lee. It represents almost one and half years of research and working the ground documenting some 4,153 tombstones which are affected by the building of a new highway across Bukit Brown, by a team under the leadership […]

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Beauty shots  5 (photo public domain)

  Meeting Point for all events at Lorong Halwa gates Sat 21 Dec : 9am- 11.30am : Walk with Han Zhong & Jing Jie  (Facebook Registration here) Join the two ex-Chinese High students as they walk around Bukit Brown, and share with you the delights of its flora and fauna, as well as stories of Singaporean pioneers that are associated with their alma mater. Sun 22 Dec: 4pm-6.30pm : Poetry Readings at Twilight Walk (Facebook Registration here) Follow Bianca, Claire […]

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Lim Su Min_ (photo Khoo Ee Hoon)

  Three guided walks this weekend. Please note new meeting point for all guided walks  is at the Lorong Halwa gates Saturday 14th Dec 9 am – 12 pm  Ancestry Run of Brownie Dr Lim Su Min. Dr Lim Su Min, from ACS, counts amongst his ancestors big Towkays : Mr Tan Tock Seng, Mr Tan Boo Liat, Mr Seow Poh Leng and Dr Lim Boon Keng. A few  are buried in Bukit Brown. Come and join Lim Su Min […]

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Ish Singh with one of Sikh guards [photo: Bianca Polak]

  Bukit Brown, Our Singapore Story On 7 Dec 2013 at 9am, a group of 40 tour participants joined TEDX speakers Claire Leow and Ish Singh to listen to how Bukit Brown inspired their search into Singapore’s historical past and deepened their understanding of their own cultural identity. Ish shared his insights on the Sikh guards in Bukit Brown and the history of the Sikhs in Singapore, while Claire shared about Singapore’s WWII stories and connections to some of the […]

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Pre exhumation rituals  3 ( Jennifer Teo )

  Pre- exhumation rituals for the nearly 4,000 pioneers who will have to be exhumed to make way for the highway, took place on the morning of Thursday, 28th November.  A short and simple ceremony, it was organised by the Land Transport Authority and  Swee Hong construction company  for descendants. More than 500 descendants together with well wishers and brownies were in attendance. The rituals were conducted by 7 members of the Inter Religious Organisation. Prayers were offered for the […]

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