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Bukit Brown - An introductory walk with Chyen Yee and Fabian (Sat Jul 15, 9.00 am)

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  • Should the house be preserved as a monument (the full house? or just the basement?), or demolished but declared as a heritage site?
  • What does Singapore’s heritage entail, and how far should we go in protecting its tangible and intangible parts?
  • To what extent should our heritage be protected?

Extracted from mothership.sg "Debate: Should 38 Oxley Road be preserved or demolished?"


In fact, whether or not you keep THAT house or just the basement, you do realise that Singapore's heritage is a lot bigger than just one house. And if you have not heard - some people are calling for the preservation of Bukit Brown Cemetery. But why should these stones and bones be preserved while others have long since gone?

Bukit Brown - it's actually MORE than just another cemetery, and MORE than just abandoned tombs. And thankfully - you do not have a shopping centre crowd here, or a Universal Studio queue! So come this weekend, find out why some of us spend hours at the weekends sharing this place with you! Come for an introductory walk to Bukit Brown, and listen to Chyen Yee and Fabian share the history of the place, see what stories the old stones can tell, look at some of the material culture found here, listen to the real sounds of birds and even get to admire some real "super trees!" You might be surprised how much you didn't know about the country you call "home".

This is called an "introductory walk" because there is more focus on the history, heritage and culture found in Bukit Brown. Other walks are more thematic, and will focus more on the stories and ideas of people found in Bukit Brown.

Bukit Brown - where stories never cease...


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The guided walk starts at 9.00 am and will end before 12.00pm

Meeting Point: Meeting Point B. See map below (click on "Read More"). More instructions and photos at http://bukitbrown.com/main/?p=10124


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Difficulty: Average, some trekking required
Please do not wear short shorts as you will be walking through grass and hedges.
Please bring umbrella or poncho / sun block / mosquito repellent.
Please wear covered footwear.


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Bukit Brown was on the World Monuments Watch list 2014 . Find out what makes this a heritage site worthy of preserving.
http://bukitbrown.com/main/?p=7930


"We guide rain or shine"
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Bukit Brown. More than a cemetery. More than a Chinese cemetery. Come discover our habitat, heritage, history. Exhumations have started. Many areas have been cordoned off.

How to get there and handy tips here: http://bukitbrown.com/main/?p=7250

http://bukitbrown.com/main/?p=1170

http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=16/1.3354/103.8224

Disclaimer: By agreeing to take this walking tour of Bukit Brown Cemetery, you understand and accept that you must be physically fit and able to do so.To the extent permissible by law, you agree to assume any and all risk of injury or bodily harm to yourself and persons in your care (including child or ward)

Registration: Our weekend public walks are FREE

Brownie Code: We guide rain or shine.

Please take note:

1. We will be walking through the undergrowth so dress appropriately, especially your footwear.
2. Wear light breathable clothing. Long pants and long sleeves if you are prone to insect bites or sunburn. Bring sunblock and natural insect repellent.
3. Wear comfortable non-slip shoes as safety is important. Walking sticks are recommended.
4. Do read up on Bukit Brown before going so you have a better understanding of the place (e.g. http://bukitbrown.com)
5. Do bring water, light snacks, poncho/umbrella, sunhat and waterproof your electronics.
6. Please go to the toilet before coming. There are NO facilities anywhere there or nearby.
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How to get there by MRT / Bus:

Bus services available: 52, 74, 93, 157, 165, 852, 855.

From North: Go to Marymount MRT and walk to bus-stop #53019 along Upper Thomson Road. Take Buses 52, 74, 165, 852, 855
Alight 6 stops later at bus-stop, #41149, opposite Singapore Island Country Club (SICC), Adam Road. Walk towards Sime Road in the direction of Kheam Hock Road until you see Lorong Halwa.

From South: Go to Farrer Road MRT and walk to bus-stop #11111 at Farrer Road, in front of Blocks 2 & 3. Take Buses 93, 165, 852, 855. Alight 5 stops later at bus-stop, #41141, just before Singapore Island Country Club (SICC), Adam Road. Cross the bridge, walk towards Sime Road, follow the road until you see Lorong Halwa.

By car:
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Turn in from Lornie Road, to Sime Road. Then, turn left into the second road called Lorong Halwa New Cemetery Access (see map), where parking is limited along the roadside near the meeting point. The meeting point is at the platform at the start of Block 1. Try to use public transport to get there.

Meeting Point: Meeting point B.

Sat Jul 15, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM SGT
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Bukit Brown Cemetery
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Bukit Brown Cemetery, Lorong Halwa Singapore
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Bus services available: 52, 74, 93, 157, 165, 852, 855.
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