Monday, May 06, 2013

Bukit Brown Voices

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If you have wondered why there are people who are drawn to visit Bukit Brown many times and again, yet the thought of having to brave yourself under the sun or the elements are too much to bear, here is another way to witness the beauty of this secret garden in air-conditioned comfort:

Watch the documentary, Bukit Brown Voices, by Two Chefs.
Date: 11 May 2013 (Sat)
Time: 12 noon
Venue: Screening Room@The Art House, 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429.
Tickets are at $12 (regular price) each, from

I have had the pleasure to watch it a few months ago. I strongly recommend this documentary. I love its unpretentious presentation and how this documentary captures the beauty of Bukit Brown Cemetery as well as how the Bukit Brown Cemetery is rich in heritage/history and is a habitat for fauna and flora. There is a thoughtful review of this documentary by Woo Wei Ling here: That's pretty unbelievable, don't you think?

It's a moving documentary. I will watch it even if I have visited Bukit Brown Cemetery several times.
Perhaps as a community, we have to pause and rethink the costs and benefits of building a eight-lane highway through the Bukit Brown Cemetery. The inherent costs of building the highway could be more than estimated because once Bukit Brown Cemetery is lost, it is lost forever.

In the meantime, congratulations to Bukit Brown Vocies for being shortlisted in the “Best Asian Documentary” category at the inaugural Endeavours Documentary Film Festival.

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