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Canopy – A Film Review

by Catherine Lim Canopy by Arron Wilson is  a World War Two  film  shot mainly in Sungei Buloh and Bukit Brown, with flashback scenes that takes viewers to the Australian outback farm from where  Jim, the Australian fighter pilot – one of only  2 lead characters – is from.  It has a script which consists of  a few phrases of incoherent Hokkien spoken by Seng, the Chinese resistance fighter   – incoherent perhaps because my rudimentary Hokkien could not grasp it […]

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Sat 27 Dec’2014 : 9am – 12 pm: Collections, Recollections and Our Favourite Moments

  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

Battlefield Tour Report on Sun 7 Dec’14, 09.30am – 12.00pm)

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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Stanchart Cleanup _Claire Leow

  By Perry Tan, Standard Chartered Bank On a misty Saturday morning, 33 volunteers from Standard Chartered Bank congregated at a most unlikely venue – Bukit Brown Cemetery. This is no ordinary cemetery. Home to 100,000 tombs, Bukit Brown  which opened in 1922  as a municipal cemetery  is part of a complex of older adjoining clan cemeteries. The complex is  the biggest outside of China. Its historical significance is substantial, and  include  tombs that date back to the last days […]

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Bukit Brown (photo: Bianca Polak)

The Brownies will be conducting 2 special walks as part of the urban community movement called Jane’s walk. There are other walks at various parts of the city as well and you will need to sign up at the website for the Jane’s walk of your interest. Here is the link to all the Jane’s walks that will be conducted in the weekend of Fri 2 May’14 till Sun 4 May’14. To sign up follow the link on the Jane’s […]

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Triple tombs Bianca Polak

  Disclaimer: By agreeing to take walking tours  of Bukit Brown Cemetery, I understand and accept that I must be physically fit and able to do so.To the extent permissible by law, I agree to assume any and all risk of injury or bodily harm to myself and persons in my care (including child or ward) Useful info here: Getting There/游览信息 Friday 18 April, 9am – 11.30am.  Meeting place: At the Lor Halwa Main gates at Bukit Brown Fabian and […]

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Bukit Brown Municipal Cemetery (1922-1973)

  PLEASE NOTE: These are the last guided walks before a 2 week break for QingMing. Guided walks will resume on the weekend of April 19th. Meeting Point for all  guided walks is at the main gates entrance at the end of Lorong Halwa Getting There/游览信息 If you have a facebook account, please register on the FB event page to give us an idea of numbers. If you don’t, no worries, just turn up at the gates. Friday 21 Mar, […]

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