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Heritage among the stones ... a introductory walk in Hills 2 and 5 with Darren (March 17, 4 pm)

Description
Heard of Bukit Brown Cemetery being dug up for the construction of a new highway? Well.. yes - some parts have been dug up; but a lot remains. But what's there to talk about - it's a cemetery, right? Nothing to see or do. Definitely nothing to buy...


Take a break this weekend by joining Darren for a walk in Bukit Brown that will introduce you to the history and heritage found in those graves. Listen to the story a grave itself reveals - even before we read a word off the tombstone. Learn how many different calendars exist. Listen to the lives of people - from coolies to bankers, from landlords to war heroes. And hopefully - at then end, appreciate the history and heritage found right here in Bukit Brown.


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The guided walk starts at 4.00 pm and will end by 7.00 pm pm

Meeting Point: Meeting Point A (Block 2, 5 entrance). See map below (click on "Read More"). More instructions at http://bukitbrown.com/main/?p=10124


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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://www.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.


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)


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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. Construction works 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


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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.

From Botanic Gardens MRT - Walk out to Botanic Gardens Station bus-stop #41021 on Bukit Timah Road. Take Buses 151, 156 or 170A for 2 stops till Coronation Plaza. Cross over the overhead bridge to the bus-stop Opp Coronation Plaza bus-stop #41049 on Dunearn Road. Take Buses 74, 157, 852 for 3 stops and alight at Bef SICC on Adam Road bus-stop #41141. Cross the road on the overhead bridge to Sime Road (the portion across the street). Follow the road until you see a sign "Temporary Cemetery Access - Block 2,5" This should be the first left down a dirt road.


By car:
Turn in from Lornie Road, to Sime Road. Then, turn left into the first road (block 2,5 entrance), where parking is limited along the roadside. Try to use public transport to get there.


Sat Mar 17, 2018
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM SGT
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