Bukit Brown Chinese Municipal Cemetery was opened in 1922, largely through the efforts of Peranakans, including Dr Lim Boon Keng and Tan Kheam Hock. In the half a century until it was closed to burial in 1973, many Peranakans – from Singapore, Malacca, Penang, and the Dutch East Indies – were buried (or reburied) at Bukit Brown. Why did Peranakans lobby the municipal government for a Chinese cemetery? And why were so many Peranakans buried at Bukit Brown? Based on archival sources and a survey of data related to the exhumed graves at Bukit Brown, this talk will explore the intricate relationship between the Peranakans and Bukit Brown, in life and in death.
Venue: Ixora Room, Peranakan Museum
Free admission, registration required. For enquiries and registration, please email NHB_ACM_Conference@nhb.gov.sg
When: 30 Oct 2015, 7pm - 8.30pm
By: Peranakan Museum