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For the love of nature and stones... (A walk with Beng and Fabian) Tues 20 June 09.00am

Description
It's school holiday time, and you have nothing to do. Well. Why not do something different: come over to Bukit Brown, and find out why some people want it preserved. 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...


But if you have never been to Bukit Brown, and have never seen or heard what the fuss is about...Well ... ...spend the morning by doing something different: take a casual walk in Bukit Brown that will introduce you to the history and heritage found in those graves. Listen to the stories of people, of personalities, of stones and stories less told. And while you walk from person and history to another, listen to Beng as he talks about the plants, the flora and fauna that live within the verdant park.


Listen to the lives of people - from coolies to bankers, from landlords to war heroes. Find out about edible plants and shrubs and kingfishers and monitor lizards. And hopefully - at then end, appreciate the history, heritage, flora and fauna found right here in Bukit Brown!


Bukit Brown - where stories never cease...


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The guided walk starts at 09.00 am and will end by 12.00 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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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. 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


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 tours are FREE …

Please take note:

  • We will be walking through the undergrowth so dress appropriately:
    • Wear light breathable clothing. No shorts as you might have to walk through grasss. Long pants and long sleeves if you are prone to insect bites or sunburn. Bring sunblock and natural insect repellent.
    • Wear comfortable non-slip shoes as safety is important. Walking sticks are recommended.
  • Do bring water, light snacks, poncho/umbrella, sunhat and waterproof your electronics.
  • 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:
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.



Tue Jun 20, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM SGT
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Bus services available: 52, 74, 93, 157, 165, 852, 855.
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