Botanic Gardens to Bukit Brown [FULL]

Description
[Tickets for this walk have all been snapped up! If you like, you may put your name on the waitlist and the Walk leader will contact you if there are vacancies.]

About this walk
Do you know the history behind the Botanic Gardens, the university campus grounds in Bukit Timah, Command House and the names behind the roads, buildings and sites there? Join Claire and Bianca as we navigate you from Botanic Gardens to Bukit Brown via Kheam Hock Road. Along the way we'll share stories of the WWII war heroes and stories, tales of the kampung, and some of Singapore's prominent pioneers and an introduction into Chinese tomb designs. We encourage participants to share their personal stories too. We will be walking on paved roads as well as trekking through the jungle, so make sure that if you join for this walk you wear the proper outfit for a light jungle trekking. There are no bathrooms along the way and no places to buy water, so make sure you bring some snacks and drinks along and visit the bathroom before we start and apply mosquito repellent. We'll end at Bukit Brown - Sime Road, from where those who drive can take a bus back to the Botanic Gardens. Bukit Brown was on the World Monuments Watch list 2014. Find out what makes this a heritage site worthy of preserving.


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

Accessibility
Do note that the walking route may contain the following:
  • Kerbs and steps
  • Sidewalks
  • Busy or noisy vehicle traffic
  • Dirt paths
Seniors and children are welcome.

About the walk leader
All Things Bukit Brown (a.t.bukitbrown) is a loose group of volunteers, promoting the Heritage, Habitat and History of Bukit Brown Cemetery.
Claire is a co-founder of All Things Bukit Brown and passionate about heritage and community building. She loves sharing her stories of the cemetery with the public during her tours and talks.
Bianca is from Dutch origin and has been living in Singapore for 18 years. She is one of the volunteer guides conducting free heritage tours in Bukit Brown cemetery and is a heritage buff.

Botanic Gardens to Bukit Brown 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.
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  • Title was changed to "Botanic Gardens to Bukit Brown [FULL]". Orig#330592 2018-04-13 08:50:38
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Sun May 6, 2018
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM SGT
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Venue
Botanic Gardens Bukit Timah Gate (nearest MRT: Botanic Gardens Exit A)
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Jane's Walk Singapore 2018
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