National Anthem Huat Ah _ Lawrence Chong

Celebrating Our Bukit Brown, Our People, Our Home NDP’14

  Singapore is 49 and Bukit Brown is 92! The invitation went  out weeks before on the blog, on Facebook, the event of the year at Bukit Brown, celebrating the nation’s birthday. Thank you to all who  came,  regulars, first timers, old and young, singers and well wishers.  The official NDP’14 theme was a good fit : NDP ’14 (Nations Deceased Pioneers) @ Bukit Brown this year honours the “can do” and caring spirit of our pioneers who helped to […]

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beauty shot_Teremce Heng

“Chao-du” @ Bukit Brown

  Preamble : Hungry Ghost Festival Saturday, 26th July was the eve of what is popularly known as the Hungry Ghost Festival, and less well known by its traditional name of  Zhongyuan Jie, which in essence is also about honouring ancestors.    It takes place at the start of  the Chinese 7th lunar month, and it is when the gates of hell  open and the spirits of dead are free to wander among the living  for a month. To appease […]

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Family Photo Lee Suan Yew

LKY’s Maternal Ancestors Found!

  A postscript : Saturday 2 nd August, descendants are brought to visit the cluster of tombs belonging to Chua Kim Teng,  Seow Geok Luan and Chua Eng Cheong by Raymond Goh “Touching and joyous moments as descendants of Chua Kim Teng’s family pay respects to their ancestors for the first time. Even the ground was pulsating with energy as my compass luopan went haywire” Raymond Goh. *** Today’s Chinese newspaper Zaobao,   reported on a significant find  of Lee […]

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Beauty shots  5 (photo public domain)

  Meeting Point for all events at Lorong Halwa gates Sat 21 Dec : 9am- 11.30am : Walk with Han Zhong & Jing Jie  (Facebook Registration here) Join the two ex-Chinese High students as they walk around Bukit Brown, and share with you the delights of its flora and fauna, as well as stories of Singaporean pioneers that are associated with their alma mater. Sun 22 Dec: 4pm-6.30pm : Poetry Readings at Twilight Walk (Facebook Registration here) Follow Bianca, Claire […]

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Lim Su Min_ (photo Khoo Ee Hoon)

  Three guided walks this weekend. Please note new meeting point for all guided walks  is at the Lorong Halwa gates Saturday 14th Dec 9 am – 12 pm  Ancestry Run of Brownie Dr Lim Su Min. Dr Lim Su Min, from ACS, counts amongst his ancestors big Towkays : Mr Tan Tock Seng, Mr Tan Boo Liat, Mr Seow Poh Leng and Dr Lim Boon Keng. A few  are buried in Bukit Brown. Come and join Lim Su Min […]

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Ish Singh with one of Sikh guards [photo: Bianca Polak]

  Bukit Brown, Our Singapore Story On 7 Dec 2013 at 9am, a group of 40 tour participants joined TEDX speakers Claire Leow and Ish Singh to listen to how Bukit Brown inspired their search into Singapore’s historical past and deepened their understanding of their own cultural identity. Ish shared his insights on the Sikh guards in Bukit Brown and the history of the Sikhs in Singapore, while Claire shared about Singapore’s WWII stories and connections to some of the […]

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Pre exhumation rituals  3 ( Jennifer Teo )

  Pre- exhumation rituals for the nearly 4,000 pioneers who will have to be exhumed to make way for the highway, took place on the morning of Thursday, 28th November.  A short and simple ceremony, it was organised by the Land Transport Authority and  Swee Hong construction company  for descendants. More than 500 descendants together with well wishers and brownies were in attendance. The rituals were conducted by 7 members of the Inter Religious Organisation. Prayers were offered for the […]

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