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Address: Lorong Halwa, Singapore, Singapore
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Last slice of history

This is one of the very last old chinese graveyards in Singapore. Lots of historical burials... natural foliage. Worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is one of the very last old chinese graveyards in Singapore. Lots of historical burials... natural foliage. Worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is a cemetery with a rich history. There are many prominent Chinese businessmen who died and are buried here. Some of these were not known until the Singapore Government announced that they were acquiring the land for a new road to be built. Some of the graves were exhumed, for the land acquisition. Parts of the area is now... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Rich source of heritage especially in the tombs of the founding fathers of singapore. Many prominent figures were buried here. Apart from tombs, this is also an excellent place to hike and enjoy the variety of birds and other fauna. The turf club also walk their horses around this cemetery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Visit the last biggest cemetery of the Chinese civilizations. They have tombs dated back to 1800s. A great place for photography as there were lots of nature to snap on.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Joined a very knowledgeable group of " Brownies" volunteers from the Bukit Brown Cemetery - a most interesting and informative morning. Never knew there was a Kampong there, or still beautiful maintained gardens. Well worth doing the tour

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Bukit Brown Cemetery is probably my favorite place in Singapore. It is a haven of lush plants, intricately carved graves, bird song and dappled light. There are 86 bird species living here, 12 of which are endangered. The craftsmanship of the stone work and tiles on the tombstones is extraordinary - and not being replicated nowadays. I love the way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We joined a photo-walk through part of the cemetery, and as the area is huge, only part of it could be covered du within one morning. Our very knowledgeable guides gave an interesting insight into the history behind some of the people buried here, and their place in the Singapore history, and also the workmanship behind some of these impressive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

There was no tour available during my recent visit, so I decided to go alone. I approached from Kheam Toch. Rd and took a turning on the right just before Lor Halwa. It was just as other visitors described and I so wanted to hear the history of this place I was sorry there was no guide with me. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I took a Sunday morning tour of this historical cemetery, with expert guides, some of whom were related to people buried there. A fascinating view of the history of Singapore and a way to better understand various aspects of Chinese culture and customs. Much work and tender loving care goes into the maintenance of this cemetery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A wonderful gem nested in the heart of Singapore. You feel going back in history when Singapore was more about green than concrete. You will find there peace and tranquility among magnificent trees.

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