Travel across 700 years to meet the shadows of the Rajahs of the ancient city of Singapura as well as of our early colonial settlers to learn the story of the Hill’s transformation from a royal residence to the seat of colonial government to a military base during WWII. Even with the interventions of our ever-changing world and its current incarnation as vibrant Fort Canning Park, it remains a place where the ghosts of a forgotten Singapore are ever present.
We will start from the north-eastern slope to wander through Singapore’s former — and oldest — Christian cemetery grounds. We will meet a few of the prominent people buried there and reflect on the many tombstones that testify to the diversity, struggles, successes and sorrows of our former colonial residents.
Then onto a mysterious keramat (shrine), that of Iskandar Shah, the last of the kings of old Singapura, and where Singaporeans of all races and religions still pay homage and offer prayers. Here Dani will guide the group in breathwork and meditation to connect with the ancient kings and their sovereign field, to find our own sovereignty within.
From there, we will amble through a lush oasis of majestic trees to the site of Raffles’ home with its lovely vistas as well as practical artefacts from a past era — a lighthouse, flagstaff and time ball. Allow yourself to be carried away by tales of ancient kings and bathing princesses, and the accounts of early Chinese explorers and traders and British colonial settlers.
On the top of the hill, we learn about the dramatic events that took place in its underground bunker in the days leading up to the Japanese invasion in 1942, and why the occupying Japanese were very wary of the spirits of the Hill.
After dark, Dani, our expert on the supernatural, will take you into another world of spirits. We will explore various modes of mediumship and in small groups experiment with various mediumistic tools (some new to this tour) to connect with the spirit world and deepen our understanding of the afterlife and how the consciousness prevails outside of time and space.
Meet at 545pm Gothic Gate, near Car Park A
Ending at 9pm The Battle Box, 2 Cox Terrace, 179622
Professional yet intimate and friendly, Jane’s tour of Bukit Brown cemetery along with Claire and Dani was sensational.
I learnt so much about Singapore’s past as well as understanding cultures from a new perspective. and the Full moon setting through the jungle was a huge added bonus.
I would definitely recommend
I’d heard about Jane’s tours pretty much since I arrived in Singapore but hadn’t been able to book onto one for various personal reasons, 8 years later and I finally managed it! All I can say is it was worth the wait. Jane is knowledgeable yet personable, and if it’s not her specialty she will find the perfect person to guide us, which is just what she did for the Bukit Brown Cemetery walk. A pleasure to be in her easy company. I certainly won’t wait 8 years to book on another tour with Jane.
Thank you for a very special memorable evening.
Magical tour feeling the wings of history
Had the pleasure to attend a walking tour at Bukit Brown Cemetery, guided by Jane, Dani and Claire.
The passion and knowledge with which the guides talked about Singapore culture, WWII and the cultural as well as religious practises were spell binding. Add the extra ordinary beauty of the jungle setting and its pure magic. If you have the opportunity to go on one of Jane’s walking tours.
You will not be disappointed.
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