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Bukit Brown: An introductory tour with Darren (Hills 2 and 5)

Description
Have you been to Bukit Brown before? Perhaps you've jogged through the grounds, or just walked the dogs, or rode a horse through it. Or perhaps you've heard about the highway going through it - and read the voices of protest from various societies. Have you just walked or driven past the gravestones and wondered, "Why are those people raising objections?"


Come join Darren on 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.


This is an introductory walk that includes a bit more about the history of Bukit Brown, and cemetery culture and provides a great springboard into the other walks we have in Bukit Brown.

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The guided walk starts at 4.00 pm and will end at 6.30 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://goo.gl/maps/qgKL8

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 …
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.
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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.



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Sun Jun 5, 2016
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM SGT
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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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