At the Crossroads: Bukit Panjang [FULL]

[Note: This event page is for the walk on Saturday 5 May. Refer to this link for the walk on Sunday 6 May.]

More than a hundred years ago, a village mushroomed at the crossroads of two trunk roads serving the remote interior of Singapore Island. Its name: Bukit Panjang, after a nearby chain of low hills. Today, the village is gone and the hill is hidden away, but the name lives on in a modern town. This town is at another crossroads - that of urban change and infrastructural renewal. Join urban historians Jinhua and Eisen as they show you what has crossed over into history, and what hasn’t. Discover its milestones, search for a long-lost circus, explore the “wrong side” of Bukit Panjang… and yes, we’ll see if that much-maligned LRT line really deserves all that bad press. #JanesWalkBPJ

THIS WALK CAN ONLY ACCOMMODATE 20 PEOPLE. Please sign up only for yourself and not a group of people and provide both your email address and handphone number (both compulsory) on the form when you sign up so that the organisers can contact you.

Kindly arrive 15 minutes before the start of the walk so that the walk can begin on time.

Do note that the walking route may contain the following:
  • Kerbs and steps
  • Sidewalks
  • Busy or noisy vehicle traffic

About the walk leader
Eisen is a senior history researcher and docent with a Singapore-based heritage consultancy. He also spends his free time researching on Singapore history, transport and urban issues, and is currently working on a book on Singapore history.
Jinhua is a translator and a former lifestyle writer and editor. He enjoys reading up and finding out more on culture and heritage, public transport, language and the arts. Hear more about transport evolved in Bukit Panjang from him during this walk!

At the Crossroads: Bukit Panjang is part of Jane's Walk Singapore 2018, an annual festival of free, citizen-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs. Jane's Walks encourage people to share stories about their neighbourhoods, discover unseen aspects of their communities, and use walking as a way to connect with their neighbours. If you are interested to find out more about Jane's Walk or would like to lead a walk in your community, connect with Jane's Walk Singapore via Facebook and Twitter, or email janeswalksg@gmail.com.
  • The event description was updated. Diff#332679 2018-04-23 07:33:02
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Sat May 5, 2018
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM SGT
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Bukit Panjang MRT Station (near 7-Eleven)
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Upper Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 678205 Singapore
Jane's Walk Singapore 2018