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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The Story of Bo Ya and Zhong Ziqi _Ang yik Han

  武吉布朗展览系列华语讲座 2014年9月20日(星期六) 地点:新加坡国家图书馆5楼,Possibility Room 2-3pm坟墓建筑(主讲者:赖启健博士) 3-4pm 说书的石头—武吉布朗坟场坟墓石雕中的故事(主讲者:洪毅瀚先生) 4-5pm 记录武吉布朗:地图与制图(主讲人:莫缕勇先生) 如欲出席讲座,请在下列网站登记: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/bukit-brown-exhibition-public-talks-mandarin-tickets-12507206391 坟墓建筑 主讲者:赖启健博士 武吉布朗坟场的坟墓建筑是它独特物质文化的一部分,为新加坡和本区域以及中国南方之间在社会、文化和经济上的联系提供不少重要的资料。讲座将探讨武吉布朗坟墓建筑的记录和这项工作的重要性。主讲者也将利用纸模型让出席讲座的孩童对 坟墓健 筑有更深一层的认识。 赖启健博士,新加坡注册建筑师,新加坡国立大学建筑系硕士(1996),美国加州大学柏克莱建筑与都市设计系博士(2005)。他的研究领域为东南亚艺术、建筑、聚落、都市化和景观的历史。  说书的石头—武吉布朗坟场坟墓石雕中的故事 主讲者:洪毅瀚先生 武吉布朗坟场的坟墓石雕数量庞大、题材丰富,堪称海外华人坟场中的石雕大观园,早年精湛的手工石雕艺术作品随处可见。坟场内许多雕刻精美的石质坟墓构建丝毫不受岁月的洗礼损坏,让百年后的游人有机会一睹它们的风采。无论是江山美人、择贤用才、事亲尽孝或是神话志怪,流传千百年的民间故事和历史典故在石匠的巧手下生动地呈现。 这次讲座将通过大量的图片介绍石雕中的故事题材。 洪毅瀚,工程师,工余参与武吉布朗坟场导览活动和历史文化项目研究,曾在bukitbrown.com网站发表关于武吉布朗坟场坟墓装饰题材的博文。 记录武吉布朗:地图与制图 主讲人:莫缕勇先生 在记录武吉布朗文史的过程中,工作团队搜集到了不少非常珍贵和罕见的历史地图和空中照片。主讲人莫缕勇先生将在讲座中呈现这些历史地图和空中照片。同时也会分享一些地图和空中照片中有趣的细节。在另外一方面,由于坟场受到开路工程的影响,约有4000座坟墓需迁移。为了记录这些坟墓的确切位置,有关当局测量了每一座坟墓的地理坐标。主讲人也会讲解这一测量和绘制坟场地图的过程和结果。 莫缕勇是武吉布朗文史记录工作小组和工作委员会的成员。目前从事地理资讯系统(GIS)的咨询工作,也是地图发烧友及研究者。在武吉布朗文史记录团队里负责研究历史地图与处理地理资讯和绘制地图的工作。曾在新加坡制图单位任职和国家挡案馆工作,是伦敦皇家地理学会会士。 Public Talks in association with the Bukit Brown Exhibition (In Mandarin) Saturday, 20 September 2014 2-3pm Speaker: Dr Lai Chee Kien Title: Tomb Architecture 3-4pm Speaker: Ang Yik Han Title: Story Telling Stones – Tales from the Stone Carvings of Bukit Brown Cemetery 4-5pm Speaker: Mok Ly Yng Title: Documenting Bukit Brown: Maps and […]

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Chia Hood Theam in a car driven by his son Chia Keng Tye_CHT Family Archives

  The Descendants’ Stories – A Guided Walk at Bukit Brown (English) Sunday 24  August’14 :   9 am – 11.30am Meeting Place: Bukit Brown Gates at end of Lorong Halwa. For those who have written in asking about when the next upcoming tours will be: Please check this blog bukitbrown.com under events every week for  upcoming guided walks. Blog posts should be up by Wednesday.  Guided walks are dependent on volunteers schedules but we try our best to organise guided […]

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(photo Ang Hock Chuan)

As part of the exhibition, Bukit Brown: Documenting New Horizons of Knowledge, a series of English  (Sun 17 Aug’ 14) and Mandarin ( Sat 20th Sept’14) Public Talks  have been programmed by the documentation team under Dr. Hui Yew-Foong. Location:  Possibility Room on Level 5 (Look out for guided walks in English and Mandarin specially curated by All Things Bukit Brown to complement the exhibition/talk when you attend the talks,details to be posted later) Date: Sunday 17th August (English) Registration […]

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Our Brick Estate

  National Day Celebrations@ Esplanade is here again with an exhibition :”Our Brick Estate”  and a series of talks on Sunday 10th August’14 Venue: library@esplanade (Open Stage) Sunday 10th August’14: Talks 3pm – 3.45 pm Our Brick Estate by Lai Chee Kien (赖启健) Our island-city’s early foundations were laid at a time when the building material industry flourished. Join architectural and urban historian Lai Chee Kien as he traces the history of our local brick industry, from the early colonial […]

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