Bukit Brown an introductory walk - with Darren (15 May @4.30pm)

If you have ever wondered why people would even want spend an afternoon in a cemetery - come along to this introductory walk by Darren on 15 May at 4.30pm. Take a walk in what could be the largest Chinese cemetery outside of China. Take a walk in what is a natural stop on the migratory route of birds north to south...take a walk into the history of Singapore - of bankers, singers, doctors, and rickshaw drivers. Find out about a history you never knew...

Most of all, come along for a a walk in a natural habitat for flora and fauna, filled with history and heritage.

NB - this is called an "introductory walk" because we will spend a bit more time on the history of the cemetery, the heritage embedded in the tombstones you see, and about the cemetery practices and etiquette before we embark on visits to some of the residents here. Other walks will focus more directly on the residents of Bukit Brown.


The guided walk starts at 04.30 pm and will end at 06.30 pm

Meeting Point: Meeting Point B at Block 1, Platform. See map below (click on "Read More"). More instructions and photos 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.

Please bring water: the heat is dehydrating!

Bukit Brown was on the World Monuments Watch list 2014 . Find out what makes this a heritage site worthy of preserving.

"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 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.

Event Timeline
Sun May 15, 2016
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM SGT
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Bus services available: 52, 74, 93, 157, 165, 852, 855.
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