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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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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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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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Tan Kheam Hock tombs Bianca Polak

  Meeting Point: Road Junction of Kheam Hock Road, Sime Road, and Lorong Halwa Please note: Tour starts at 9am and ends at 12pm. Join Keng Kiat for the first of the BB annual special: Visiting Tan Kheam Hock and family. A leisure walk to visit Kheam Hock and his family members, to unravel the stories behind one of the pioneers of Bukit Brown, and Singapore. ————————–————————–———————– Difficulty: Average, some trekking required Please bring umbrella or poncho. Please wear covered […]

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  Sunday 11 Jan, 2015: Time 4 pm – 6.30pm Meeting Point: Gates at end of Lorong Halwa About the Guided Walk: Catherine and Claire (co founders of the All Things Bukit Brown) invite you to join them on a guided walk to share what in Bukit Brown, has inspired poetry, prose, photographs and paintings. End your Sunday in a reflective mood to fortify against the Monday blues. We will share inspiring stories, told and untold, large and intimate narratives, […]

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  Saturday 27th Dec’2014 9am – 12pm Meeting place: At the Lor Halwa Main gates Join the Brownies for the last guided walk of 2014, as they look back at their journey and share their collection of individual stories and experiences at their favourite tombs: stories of women breaking the glass ceiling, of great sacrifices and humble deeds, experiences of the joy of discovery and connecting the living to the dead. It is also our thank you tour for the […]

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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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