Fruits, Vegetables and Durians of Bukit Brown - A walk with Beng (Sun 17 Dec'17 @9am)
[photo courtesy of James Tann]
"Ah Gong! Where did you get your vegetables when you didn't have Fairprice?"
What would your answer be, I wonder... Many of our grandparents planted their own fruit and vegetables then. And during the war when food was scarce, survival sometimes depended on what you could eat and what you couldn't!
Come for a walk on the wild side with Beng Tang and find out more about edible plants (fruits, vegetables and herbs) in Bukit Brown. Learn about plants that were planted, plants that were wild. And find out how in the habitat that is Bukit Brown, life can be sustained by the flora of the hills.
We will meet at the junction of the new cemetery entrance road (signposted "To blocks 1,3,4" and which has the restored gates) and Kheam Hock road.
Please bring: large water bottle - it is likely to be hot weather. Poncho / umbrella unless you don't mind getting wet if it rains. Covered shoes, not slippers or sandals. Insect repellent. There is a small risk of wasp stings - bring antihistamine if you might be allergic to stings. You might also want to bring a camera and notebook if you want to take notes, and a plastic bag if you want to take some plants.
The guided walk starts at 9am and will end at 12.00pm
Meeting Point: Junction of New Cemetery entrance road and Kheam Hock Road.
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://www.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.
"We guide rain or shine"
Bukit Brown. More than a cemetery. More than a Chinese cemetery. Come discover our habitat, heritage, history. Construction works have started. Many areas have been cordoned off.
How to get there and handy tips here:
How to get there by MRT / Bus:
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.
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 Bef SICC on Adam Road bus-stop #41141. Cross the road on the overhead bridge to Sime Road (the portion across the street). Follow the road until you see Lorong Halwa.
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. Try to use public transport to get there.
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM SGT
- Venue Address
- Bukit Brown Cemetery, Lorong Halwa Singapore
Bus services available: 52, 74, 93, 157, 165, 852, 855.
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