Meet : Sunday 17 Nov 2013, 8.50am – 11am
At : Inside the cemetery gates at the roundabout. Cars can be parked there.
RSVP: The event is open to a limited number of participants, prior registration is required.
To get an invitation – please email [pelangipridecentre at yahoo dot com] with your name (in full), contact number and the name/s of your guests. (by 16th Nov 2013)
Do join us for a private guided tour of our very own Bukit Brown Cemetery, which has just been listed on the World Monuments Watch list as a location of significant heritage value threatened by development.
The Chinese cemetery, located off Sime Road, is the largest, if not, one of the largest Chinese cemeteries outside China and is special because it is the resting place of many Singapore pioneers. Some of those interred there include Chew Boon Lay, Tan Kheam Hock and Chew Joo Chiat. It also has World War mass graves, where many victims lie.
Bukit Brown’s tombs are a repository of culture – tomb art such as carvings, statuary and tiles, and fengshui elements. They also hold many stories of our people, as they struggled and succeeded in tandem with Singapore’s own path. It will be a nice walk through wooded landscapes, where a quarter of all bird species found in Singapore can be spotted too!
We will visit the largest tomb in BB, some tombs in the path of the road, among others.
Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. A water bottle, umbrella and some mossie repellent will also be useful.
About our guide –
Millie is a volunteer with a.t. Bukit Brown, a group that came together to share the history, heritage and habitat of Bukit Brown. Also fondly called the Brownies, the group does research and are unofficial guardians of the place. They came together through the Facebook group – Heritage Singapore – Bukit Brown Cemetery – an open group which now has over 3000 members.
When not guiding, Millie can be found chilling out at her great grandparents’ tomb. 🙂
How to get there by bus :
Bus Stop No. B41149 Adam Rd, Opp SICC
Bus Nos – 52, 74, 93, 157, 165, 852, 855
Walk into Sime Rd and take the second left turn into Lorong Halwa. You will see the big gate.
Only a short 150m walk from bus to meeting point.
More info can be found at :