Bukit Brown - A treasure trove of stories!
(A walk with Elizabeth and Fabian Saturday 7 Jan 2017 4.00 pm)

if you have never taken a walk in a cemetery before...
(Like WHY? Bad enough I have to go to CCK once a year, you want me to what???)

If you have never heard about the other side of Singapore's history ...
(What other side? History is history lah! Fishing village up until 1955, then in one generation now world class city! Very good!)

If you've never thought about the origins of OCBC or SCGS or Gan Eng Seng School, or why there is a Tan Tock Seng Hospital (Who???) or Khoo Teck Phuat Hospital (Who?) or a Boon Tat Street or an Eng Neo Avenue.... Why there is a Boon Lay or a Nee Soon...

Then maybe, just maybe, you should come take a walk with Elizabeth and Fabian this January 7th at 4pm. You may not get all the answers to all the questions, but you will get to walk in one of Singapore's natural parks, see super-trees without having to pay for the privilege, and find out more about the Singapore you never knew about.


This guided walk starts at 4.00 pm and ends at 7.00 pm

Meeting Point: Platform at Meeting Point B. See map below (click on "Read More"). More instructions at

Difficulty: Average, some trekking required
Please bring umbrella or poncho / sun block / mosquito repellent.
Please wear covered footwear.

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


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



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)

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. http://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.


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.

  • Title was changed to "Bukit Brown - A treasure trove of stories! (A walk with Elizabeth and Fabian Saturday 7 Jan 2017 4.00 pm)". Orig#216396 2017-01-04 15:34:32
Sat Jan 7, 2017
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM SGT
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