KSW's Tomb (photo Khoo Ee Hoon)

Visiting Khoo Seok Wan’s Grave

by Cherlyn Lee Suet Yean I am a Junior College  student who loves history and writing poetry. To me, history is a grand story  with so many interesting details waiting to be discovered. In my free time, I love taking long walks  around Singapore, letting my feet absorb the atmosphere of different places. I learn so much about  Singapore’s history that way. Naturally, I am interested in Bukit Brown because it is full of history. In fact, I went there [...]

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Qing Ming Observances 2014

  By Sugen Ramiah The Qing Ming festival, or  tomb sweeping day, is  observed by the Chinese worldwide. It is a day for them  to pay homage to their ancestors, either by visiting graveyards, columbariams  or ancestral tablets in ancestral halls. The actual day falls either on the 4th ot 5th  of April, but families have a window of  ten days before or after the actual day to conduct Qing Ming.  This year, I was fortunate to have been able [...]

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Embracing Lost  souls (photo Victor Yue)

Intrinsic Value of Bukit Brown

By Claire Leow This week marks the second anniversary of this blog, started to support a volunteer effort to raise awareness of Bukit Brown’s intrinsic value: its heritage, habitat and history. More importantly, it marks the 72th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore to Japanese occupation during World War II. The two anniversaries dovetailed neatly as All Things Bukit Brown hosted a special tour to mark the Remembrance of the War Dead, tracing the routes of the Japanese advance and [...]

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brownies _ Terry Xu TOC

  All Things Bukit Brown organised a media session to meet the volunteers aka Brownies to share their hopes and aspirations for Bukit Brown, following  the World Monuments Watch listing. We are grateful to  Jasmine Ng for videographing the session. Part II of the recording with interviews to the media  by Claire Leow and Fabian Tee (in Mandarin) The summary of media coverage here

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(photo Ang Yik Han)

  Saturday 26th October : Time: 8.30am to 11am 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 Steven will introduce you to some notable pioneers who had made great contributions to Singapore in the first half of the 20th century, and the historical context of their lives and times. They will also explain tomb architecture and the significance to the after life. Meeting [...]

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WMW 2014

  Bukit Brown is on the World Monuments Watch list 2014 . Find out what makes this a heritage site worthy of saving. http://bukitbrown.com/main/?p=7930 Andrew N Wendy and Bianca Polak will introduce you to some notable pioneers who had made great contributions to Singapore in the first half of the 20th century, and the historical context of their lives and times. They will also explain tomb architecture and the significance to the after life.Meeting place: Under the ‘ole, beautiful and [...]

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Tan Kheam Hock, his wife and daughter tombs at Bukit Brown

  This weekend of 12/13 October 2 tours; Sat 12 October 9am – 11.30am Special Tan Kheam Hock theme tour. Without Tan Kheam Hock there may not have been a Bukit Brown. Join Keng Kiat as he shares the life and times of one of the commissioners who played an instrumental part in the setting up of the cemetery. He will unravel the myriad relationships of Kheam Hock’s large extended family from sons and daughters to his grandchildren and even [...]

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