Bukit Brown: A Toast to the Pioneer Generations of Singapore in the New Year!


When you’re done partying and setting your New Year resolutions, come join Chyen Yee for a walk on Saturday Jan 2 at 9am, on the luscious grounds of Bukit Brown Cemetery, the resting place of our pioneers for over a century.

In this introductory tour, you’ll hear stories about how businessmen, war heroes and revolutionaries dared to be different during their times to help shape what is Singapore today. We’ll take you to the tombstones of towkays such as Chew Joo Chiat and Tan Keong Saik, who lent their names to roads we know today, founders of our oldest schools, family members of our past prime ministers, etc.


The guided walk starts at 9.00 am and will end at 11.30 am

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


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.

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"

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




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 …
Optimally the group size is 30 participants (15 individuals/guide).

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. 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.

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 second road, which is named Lorong Halwa, where parking is limited. Try to use public transport to get there.

Event Timeline
Sat Jan 2, 2016
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM SGT
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Venue Address
Bukit Brown Cemetery, Lorong Halwa Singapore
Bus services available: 52, 74, 93, 157, 165, 852, 855.
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