Explore the history and heritage in Bukit Brown, one of Singapore's oldest and last-remaining cemeteries, with alums from Tufts University and guides from All Things Bukit Brown.
Established in 1922, Bukit Brown is home to many individuals who played pivotal roles in shaping modern Singapore, as well as tens of thousands of ordinary migrants. In 2012, the Transport Ministry announced plans to exhume more than 5,000 tombs for the construction of new road projects in Bukit Brown. The cemetery's history and status has been featured in articles in the New York Times, the Guardian and more.
Learn about how funerary traditions have changed over time, uncover little-known parts of Singapore's history and catch glimpses of rare birds and wildlife. The walk will be followed by a dinner at a nearby family eatery, Curry Wok.
Location: Bukit Brown Cemetery, Kheam Hock Road off Lornie Road (Click HERE for exact coordinates)
Costs: $15 for CAA Singapore members and Tufts Alumni/$25 for non-members. Dinner costs will be split among those joining.
Proceeds from this event will benefit the Singapore Heritage Society, a nonprofit heritage advocacy group.
-The trail is not strenuous but includes portions on dirt paths and grass. Please wear comfortable, closed-toed shoes.
-Please bring water, sunscreen and insect repellent. Long pants/sleeves are also recommended.
-There are no toilets available at Bukit Brown cemetery.
-The cemetery is easily accessible by taxi or public transport, but please let us know if you will be driving so we can provide more specific directions.