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Vince

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PostSubject: 13th Nov 2011 - Remembering our Chinese Pioneers @ Bukit Brown Cemetery   Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:39 am

Hi Guys,

Bukit Brown Cemetery is a tranquil place rich with biodiversity and also the final resting ground of many of Singapore's Chinese pioneers like Chew Joo Chiat, Gan Eng Seng and Tay Ho Swee. Sadly, this historic area is going to give way to a new road from Lornie to PIE, soon.
Let us visit this place and capture the last images of Singapore's oldest existing burial ground, remembering our chinese pioneers!



Meeting point: 0730hrs @ Botanical Gardens (main gate facing Gleneagles hospital), ride up Cluny Rd > Kheam Hock Rd > Lor Halwa (cemetery gate) > Whitley Rd > Mt Pleasant > Caldecott > Macritchie Reservoir > Upp Thomson Rd > Roti Prata House > Bishan Park?
Distance: 15-20km one way
Terrain: mostly road, cemetery roads are paved so is suitable for foldies (and roadies) too
Date: 13th Nov 2011
Special note: (1) bring insect repellant if needed! (2) Try not to be too rowdy while in the cemetery grounds, the occupants may not like it!

Confirmed:
1. Vince (lead from Bukit Brown to Macritchie)(90270487)
2. Taiwoon (lead from Macritchie to... (secret)?)
3. Audrey Cheong
4. Boon Chun
5. tj
6. jeff
7. hb
8. jeremy
9. Wendy Leong
10. LovingMyBike (Silver@Cindy)
11. X5
12. Jasmine
13. Florence
14. Diane
15. Kevin (coming from Bishan, will meet you guys at Bukit Brown straight )
16. Gwyn (coming from Bishan, will meet you guys at Bukit Brown straight )
17. Yuan
18. Ahmad
19. Tah Ching
20. daniel
21. Lugerider aka Desmond Chia
22. James A
23. boo
24. Steven
25. Tiger
26. Tiffany
27. Stanley
28. David Ng
29. David Ng's friend
30. KSL
31. Eman
32. Nick Wong
33. Francis
34. Sharon
35. Paul
36. Gabriel
37. Patrick Chia
38. Cindy
39. Cube Clarence
40. Angie
41. Wilson
42. Elaine
43. Jeremy
44. Joel
45. Weelee
46. Banana_man
47. canberraman
48. dinasour boy
49. andrias

LCSG ride standard rules and regulations apply


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PostSubject: Re: 13th Nov 2011 - Remembering our Chinese Pioneers @ Bukit Brown Cemetery   Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:17 am

sounds interesting Vince!the last time I visited it though, there seemed to be a lot of off-road tracks...anyway let me know if you wanna reccee Smile
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PostSubject: Re: 13th Nov 2011 - Remembering our Chinese Pioneers @ Bukit Brown Cemetery   Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:09 pm

Vector wrote:
sounds interesting Vince!the last time I visited it though, there seemed to be a lot of off-road tracks...anyway let me know if you wanna reccee Smile
I did an impromptu recce a week ago and found mostly paved roads.. although some parts are in very bad condition but mostly is rideable on my foldie with 20" Supremes.. will do do a more thorough recce soon and hoping API would get back to me also Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 13th Nov 2011 - Remembering our Chinese Pioneers @ Bukit Brown Cemetery   Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:17 pm

thanks vince for organising. I definitely want to do this one.
The last time I visited the place was a year ago for birdwatching with Nature soc of singapore and wished then I could do a ride in the area, quiet with only a handful of mountain bikers.
But with no mrt station nearby and the unavoidable access via busy Bt timah and Lornie road, I abandoned that wish..

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PostSubject: Re: 13th Nov 2011 - Remembering our Chinese Pioneers @ Bukit Brown Cemetery   Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:27 am

how can dun support leh? Me in
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PostSubject: Re: 13th Nov 2011 - Remembering our Chinese Pioneers @ Bukit Brown Cemetery   Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:11 pm

onz..

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2. Taiwoon
3. Audrey Cheong
4. Boon Chun
5. tj
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PostSubject: Re: 13th Nov 2011 - Remembering our Chinese Pioneers @ Bukit Brown Cemetery   Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:43 pm

Confirmed:
1. Vince
2. Taiwoon
3. Audrey Cheong
4. Boon Chun
5. tj
6. Wendy Leong
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PostSubject: Re: 13th Nov 2011 - Remembering our Chinese Pioneers @ Bukit Brown Cemetery   Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:41 am

Vince, is the route recommended using 16"?
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PostSubject: Re: 13th Nov 2011 - Remembering our Chinese Pioneers @ Bukit Brown Cemetery   Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:41 pm

1. Vince
2. Taiwoon
3. Audrey Cheong
4. Boon Chun
5. tj
6. Wendy Leong
7. LovingMyBike (Silver@Cindy)
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PostSubject: Re: 13th Nov 2011 - Remembering our Chinese Pioneers @ Bukit Brown Cemetery   Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:37 pm

bananamatronix wrote:
Vince, is the route recommended using 16"?
Yes Diane, we will be exploring other areas as well.
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PostSubject: Re: 13th Nov 2011 - Remembering our Chinese Pioneers @ Bukit Brown Cemetery   Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:44 pm

Vince,
Please include me in.

Thanks.

Dear all true blue Sporeans and those who want to preserve the area,

Based on the blog, if it is true, the place holds more historical values then earlier stated.

Do make a visit to witness for yourself.


http://bukitbrown.org/a-plea-to-the-president-discover-your-roots-i
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PostSubject: Re: 13th Nov 2011 - Remembering our Chinese Pioneers @ Bukit Brown Cemetery   Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:41 pm

Pls add
Jasmine & Florence
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PostSubject: Re: 13th Nov 2011 - Remembering our Chinese Pioneers @ Bukit Brown Cemetery   Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:23 pm

Pls count me in. Smile
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PostSubject: old turf city before demolition + Rifle Range Rd nature trail cycle   Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:12 pm

Vince wrote:
bananamatronix wrote:
Vince, is the route recommended using 16"?
Yes Diane, we will be exploring other areas as well.
Very peaceful place compared to people infested malls on a weekend. 2-3 loops inside the cemetery in which there's no way to get lost as long as on the path. First time ride so close to a grave in my life. Grave is literally beside the walking/cycle path.

Old turf club not far away is gonna be torn down soon. You may want to last ride there as well before is demolished after end Feb 2012. Can toilet break there.
http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_683406.html

If still need to fill in time should those 2 rides end early can ride Rifle Range Rd till the end.

Though the graveyard is the main destination, if doing old turf club & rifle range you might want to do them in reverse as easier to follow main traffic flow along Dunearn Rd from one place to another in sequence - Rifle Range Rd nature trail cycle-->old turf city before demolition-->bkt brown graveyard before 'disturbance'
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PostSubject: Re: 13th Nov 2011 - Remembering our Chinese Pioneers @ Bukit Brown Cemetery   Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:40 pm

Confirmed:
1. Vince
2. Taiwoon
3. Audrey Cheong
4. Boon Chun
5. tj
6. Wendy Leong
7. LovingMyBike (Silver@Cindy)
8. X5
9. Jasmine & Florence
10. Diane Smile
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PostSubject: Re: 13th Nov 2011 - Remembering our Chinese Pioneers @ Bukit Brown Cemetery   Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:23 am

Confirmed:
1. Vince
2. Taiwoon
3. Audrey Cheong
4. Boon Chun
5. tj
6. Wendy Leong
7. LovingMyBike (Silver@Cindy)
8. X5
9. Jasmine & Florence
10. Diane Smile
11. Kevin and Gwyn (coming from Bishan, will meet you guys at Bukit Brown straight Smile )
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PostSubject: Re: 13th Nov 2011 - Remembering our Chinese Pioneers @ Bukit Brown Cemetery   Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:10 pm

Confirmed:
1. Vince
2. Taiwoon
3. Audrey Cheong
4. Boon Chun
5. tj
6. Wendy Leong
7. LovingMyBike (Silver@Cindy)
8. X5
9. Jasmine & Florence
10. Diane
11. Kevin and Gwyn (coming from Bishan, will meet you guys at Bukit Brown straight )
12.Ahmad

Vince,can i meet ya at your place first?
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PostSubject: Re: 13th Nov 2011 - Remembering our Chinese Pioneers @ Bukit Brown Cemetery   Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:55 am

Yo Vince,
Confirmed:
1. Vince
2. Taiwoon
3. Audrey Cheong
4. Boon Chun
5. tj
6. Wendy Leong
7. LovingMyBike (Silver@Cindy)
8. X5
9. Jasmine & Florence
10. Diane
11. Kevin and Gwyn (coming from Bishan, will meet you guys at Bukit Brown straight )
12. Yuan
13. Ahmad
14. Tah Ching
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PostSubject: Re: 13th Nov 2011 - Remembering our Chinese Pioneers @ Bukit Brown Cemetery   Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:34 am

Confirmed:
1. Vince
2. Taiwoon
3. Audrey Cheong
4. Boon Chun
5. tj + jeff + hb + jeremy Smile
6. Wendy Leong
7. LovingMyBike (Silver@Cindy)
8. X5
9. Jasmine & Florence
10. Diane
11. Kevin and Gwyn (coming from Bishan, will meet you guys at Bukit Brown straight )
12. Yuan
13. Ahmad
14. Tah Ching
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PostSubject: Re: 13th Nov 2011 - Remembering our Chinese Pioneers @ Bukit Brown Cemetery   Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:05 pm

war_machine wrote:

Vince,can i meet ya at your place first?
Ok Smile
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PostSubject: Re: 13th Nov 2011 - Remembering our Chinese Pioneers @ Bukit Brown Cemetery   Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:32 pm

I kena a lot of mozzie bites last Sunday at bt brown despite frequent spraying of insect repellants.
If there will be frequent stops to take pics it will be better to wear something to cover your legs.
With the wet weather the burial ground will be quite muddy so wear shoes if planning to trek/explore the burial ground for tombs of interest.
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PostSubject: Re: 13th Nov 2011 - Remembering our Chinese Pioneers @ Bukit Brown Cemetery   Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:47 pm

1. Vince
2. Taiwoon
3. Audrey Cheong
4. Boon Chun
5. tj + jeff + hb + jeremy
6. Wendy Leong
7. LovingMyBike (Silver@Cindy)
8. X5
9. Jasmine & Florence
10. Diane
11. Kevin and Gwyn (coming from Bishan, will meet you guys at Bukit Brown straight )
12. Yuan
13. Ahmad
14. Tah Ching.
15. daniel
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PostSubject: Re: 13th Nov 2011 - Remembering our Chinese Pioneers @ Bukit Brown Cemetery   Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:24 am

Audrey Cheong wrote:
I kena a lot of mozzie bites last Sunday at bt brown despite frequent spraying of insect repellants.
If there will be frequent stops to take pics it will be better to wear something to cover your legs.
With the wet weather the burial ground will be quite muddy so wear shoes if planning to trek/explore the burial ground for tombs of interest.

You also went in explore and enjoy the peace. I didn't get any mozzie bites when i rode there in late afternoon(no repellent). A private house even have their back gatedoor lead to the graveyard which i saw in one of the loops.

Perhaps next time you apply cream type instead of spray type. Try the saf insect repellent. Less than $1 for 30gm. Buy at emart at Chevron at Boon Lay Way. You'll be delighted at some other saf goodies which civilians can use at value for money prices there as well.

You like peace can ride Rifle Range Road too. A few hikers & joggers & like a dozen monkeys sitting on the road. Inside ex-Turf Club also got a quiet stretch to explore. Just turn left to the small lane after you see the slope where the small yellow temple is. Or just turn left after you come out of the second-hand car shops.
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PostSubject: Re: 13th Nov 2011 - Remembering our Chinese Pioneers @ Bukit Brown Cemetery   Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:46 am

Vince

Please count me in.
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PostSubject: Re: 13th Nov 2011 - Remembering our Chinese Pioneers @ Bukit Brown Cemetery   Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:44 pm

i'd like to see a part of old SG before yet more bulldozers make it a thing of history...count me in
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