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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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Many beautiful sculptures, worthy of preservation

Inspired by Bukit Brown

  by Sudhir Thomas Vadaketh My wife and I went on a lovely tour of Bukit Brown, conducted by Fabian, lawyer-cum-history buff and very proud “Brownie”, on the morning of Saturday, January 25th 2014. Before then, the last time I had visited Bukit Brown was in Junior College, when classmates and I would go there for a spooky tipple, more focused on whisky than history. Only now do I realise how much I have missed. On that Saturday, I learned [...]

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March 25 tour: first stop in our open classroom  is Oon Chim Neo (photo: Claire Leow)

  Saturday 5th October 9am – 11.30 am Stories of Ladies in the Straits Settlements The female community in Singapore have come a long way. Join our lady Brownies as they tell stories of bravery, achievements, affluence, friendship and struggles in the lives of some ladies buried at Bukit Brown. Bukit Brown. More than a cemetery. More than a Chinese cemetery. Come discover our heritage, history and habitat. LTA has released news on exhumation and tender for road building. Take [...]

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Dec 8 Nature Ramble (Photo: Claire Leow)

Sunday 29th Sept. Time 8.30am  -1o.30am.  Meeting: under the ole raintree on the left as you enter Join Beng Tang on a nature ramble, engage and learn about the birds, bees, fishes and the terrapins. Wear good walking shoes and bring water, insect repellent and  umbrella Walking stick and camera, optional LTA has released news on exhumation and tender for road building. Take this opportunity to experience Bukit Brown Chinese Cemetery as it is. How to get there and handy [...]

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Peter Pak's tour (photo: Khoo Ee Hoon)

Sunday 22 Sept -  9.00am – 11.30am Meeting Point: Bukit Brown Under the Rain tree at the roundabout Join Peter Pak on a tour through Bukit Brown, listen to his vivid stories of the people buried there, and enjoy the nice walk through Bukit Brown’s greenery, where Peter might point out some birds too if you are lucky. Bukit Brown. More than a cemetery. More than a Chinese cemetery. Come discover our heritage, history and habitat. LTA has released news [...]

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group photo of group 2 at Ong Sam Leong's tomb (photo: Bianca Polak)

Mid-Autumn Festival Night Walk Report To celebrate the mid-Autumn full moon we had lanterns, mooncakes, sparkles and a bunch of great people who joined us up to Ong Sam Leong’s grave at Hill 3. We went in 2 groups – group 1 with the early birds who had their lanterns ready to go just after 7pm, the rest of us in group 2 left the gathering point at the good ol’ raintree around 7.30pm. On the way just before reaching [...]

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