The New World

Then and Now

Singapore has seen vast changes over the years. Take a walk with us at Bukit Brown as Simone share some stories of life in the past and the contrast to what we are familiar with today. Guest starring Genine will be sharing a special segment of this walk featuring the New World Amusement Park in conjunction of the exhibition on this legendary park at City Square Mall.

Simone is a volunteer at the Bukit Brown Cemetery. Specialising in themed walks such as 'Ladies of the Straits Settlements' and 'Back-to-Schools', she is part of an informal group of volunteers and heritage enthusiasts, affectionately known as the Brownies.

Genine is a curator and researcher who works locally and regionally on themes in visual arts and heritage. She takes an-almost masochistic delight in sifting through stacks of musty archival material in search of the weird and wonderful.

Bukit Brown is more than a cemetery. Come discover our habitat, heritage, history. Exhumations have started. Many areas have been cordoned off.

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


Difficulty: Average, some trekking required
Please bring umbrella or poncho.
Please wear covered footwear.

"We guide rain, shine or exhumations"


Tour starts at 4pm and ends at 6.30pm.

Registration: Our weekend walks are FREE!

Please also click ‘Join’ on the FB event page https://www.facebook.com/events/888541011210581/, so that we can allocate enough Brownies for this walk (Optimally 1 volunteers to 15 participants).

*Disclaimer: By agreeing to take this walking tour of Bukit Brown Cemetery, I understand and accept that I must be physically fit and able to do so.To the extent permissible by law, I agree to assume any and all risk of injury or bodily harm to myself and persons in my care (including child or ward)

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.


Meeting Point: Main entrance gate into Bukit Brown at Lorong Halwa

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 Lorong Halwa, where parking is limited.

Try to use public transport to get there.

How to get there and handy tips here:




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Sun Apr 26, 2015
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM SGT
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Bukit Brown Cemetery, Lorong Halwa Singapore Singapore
Bus services available: 52, 74, 93, 157, 165, 852, 855.
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