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What's Her Story - Ladies of the Straits Settlements, 12 Mar 9.00 am

Description

How did women in the Straits Settlements break away from the shackles of bound feet to stand head and shoulders above society’s prejudice?

Balancing on the “man-dated” so-called 3-inch golden-lotus feet, subservience to husbands and wholehearted dedication to a lifetime of domestic toil reflected their rightful place in society. In fact, illiteracy was often regarded as a virtue of womanhood in the late 19th and early 20th century in Singapore.

However, some courageous women managed to break free from social norms to become professionals and leaders in their own right. And, not forgetting a few good men who turned their backs on convention by setting up schools for girls and sanctuaries for prostitutes.

In the spirit of the International Women’s Day, join us at Bukit Brown Cemetery to hear their stories, and feel the pains and gains of lives less ordinarily lived.

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This guided walk starts at 9.00 am and ends at 11.30am


Meeting Point: Meeting Point B. 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 bring umbrella or poncho / sun block / mosquito repellent.
Please wear covered footwear.

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Bukit Brown is on the World Monuments Watch list 2014 . Find out what makes this a heritage site worthy of preserving. http://bukitbrown.com/main/?p=7930

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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

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 …

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, covered 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 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 - Meeting point B (hill 1,3 & 4) as per description here. Try to use public transport to get there.


Sun Mar 12, 2017
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM SGT
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Bukit Brown Chinese Cemetery
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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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