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Singapore Press Club Crazy-rich Asians Tour

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Bukit Brown heritage tour: Crazy-rich Asians in colonial Singapore

If you think Crazy Rich Asians is recent, wait till you find out how they lived once upon a time in Singapore. With old money and new wealth, they filled the pages of the Tatlers of their days with their opulent weddings and lavish birthday bashes. Many spent huge money on glam and glory, while others threw money at causes that changed societies and countries.

Come join members of the Singapore Press Club and their guests at Bukit Brown to hear stories of how they found their pot of gold, lived unbelievable lifestyles and spent like no tomorrow. A drug lord who sheltered desolate women, a lady who received a Rolls Royce just for graduating and a couple who had birds flying out of their wedding cake are just a few stories among many others in store for you. It was a wild time - for some!

08:45am Gather at meeting point - meet guides Lee Chyen Yee & Fabian Tee
09:00am Tour begins
11:30am Tour ends

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.

HOW TO GET THERE (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)

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, #41169, Before Kheam Hock Road, which is just before an overhead pedestrian bridge. When you descend from the bus, turn right and walk towards Kheam Hock Road, at the junction with Kheam Hock turn left and you will 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, Aft Adam Drive. When you get down from the bus, turn right, and head towards Sime Road (SICC). There is a traffic-light-controlled crossing just before Sime Road where you can cross Lornie Road. Cross over and follow signs pointing to "Farrer Road - Bef Kheam Hock Rd 41169". You will cross over, and you will be able to see a pedestrian walkway over the new Lornie Highway. Head for the pedestrian walkway and head towards Kheam Hock Road (when you get down from the walkway, turn left and left again for the path). Follow the road until you see Lorong Halwa - which is a road AFTER the bus stop #41169, Before Kheam Hock Road.

From Botanic Gardens MRT - Walk out to Botanic Gardens Station bus-stop #41021 on Bukit Timah Road. Take Buses 151, 156 or 170A for 2 stops till Coronation Plaza. Cross over the overhead bridge to the bus-stop Opp Coronation Plaza bus-stop #41049 on Dunearn Road. Take Buses 74, 157, 852 for 3 stops and alight at Aft Adam Road bus-stop #41141. When you get down from the bus, turn right, and head towards Sime Road (SICC). There is a traffic-light-controlled crossing just before Sime Road where you can cross Lornie Road. Cross over and follow signs pointing to "Farrer Road - Bef Kheam Hock Rd 41169". You will cross over, and you will be able to see a pedestrian walkway over the new Lornie Highway. Head for the pedestrian walkway and head towards Kheam Hock Road (when you get down from the walkway, turn left and left again for the path). Follow the road until you see Lorong Halwa - which is a road AFTER the bus stop #41169, Before Kheam Hock Road.


By car
THERE IS NO LONGER ACCESS TO BUKIT BROWN FROM BUKIT TIMAH/DUNEARN ROAD/KHEAM HOCK ROAD.

If you are driving and are coming from North of Bukit Brown, take the new Lornie Highway, then turn left into Kheam Hock Road and IMMEDIATELY left into Lorong Halwa. Drive past the gates until you see a concrete platform on your right.

If you are driving and are coming from the South of Bukit Brown, take Exit 20B on the PIE, and keep right to get onto Lornie Road. Once you are on Lornie Road, keep right and travel past SICC and make a U-turn to come up the other side of Lornie Road, heading back towards Farrer Road. Keep Right. DO NOT turn into the road marked "Sime Road / Bukit Brown Cemetery".

You will now enter the Sime Road Underpass. Keep left on the underpass, and take the left fork for PIE. (Do NOT turn right into the fork that says Kheam Hock Raod).

Once you emerge from the underpass, you will be brought to the Southbound Lornie Highway. Keep left, and at the sign for Kheam Hock Road, turn left and immediately left again into Lorong Halwa. Drive past the gates until you see a concrete platform on your right.

Google Maps is updated for the routes to get to Bukit Brown Cemetery.

Parking is limited along the roadside near the meeting point. The meeting point is at the platform at the start of Block 1 (see photo below). Try to use public transport to get there. If you are driving, give yourself ample time to find the meeting point as the roads have changed quite a bit.


Meet here at 8:45am on 19 Oct

Sat Oct 19, 2019
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM SGT
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