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Bukit Brown Cemetery

Address: Lorong Halwa, Singapore, Singapore
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Ranked #19 of 279 Attractions in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Type: Cemeteries, Cultural

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Singapore, Singapore
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212 reviews 212 reviews
118 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

So says my friends from Europe. Much or most of the cemetery will be cut down to make way for modern infrastructures and a future subway station. While Bukit Brown at its state is not comparable to the most beautiful cemeteries in the world such as Waverley in Australia, Okunoin in Japan, Merry in Romania or Arlington National Cemetry, it... More 

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10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I first visited Bukit Brown Cemetery in 2011, and have been making an annual visit each year. My husband and l record historical places, and of the 200 cemeteries we have visited, this is the most beautiful cemetery we have been too. It is unique, and there is no other like this on earth. It is my favorite place, both... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The cemetery is being exhumed as part of Singapore's land reclamation. It is a sprawling and unique place, and one which I thoroughly enjoyed. I concentrated on part of the cemetery which is overgrown and is very atmospheric. The only issue was when I surprised a 6 foot cobra. Rather we surprised each other, but it reinforces the online suggestions... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The quiet tranquility of this final resting place was stirringly invigorating...a great place to take walks and pictures. It is unbelievable that a place for the dead can breathe life and stir the soul of the living. Just one visit there will convince anyone that Bukit Brown Cemetery is a special place worth preserving.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Originally a 213 acre site owned by George Henry Brown who arrived in Singapore from Calcutta in the 1840's. The land was subsequently sold to create a public Chinese Cemetery opened in January 1922,eventually becoming the largest Chinese graveyard outside China. Work has started to "decommission' the graveyard to make way for a new road and eventually provide housing, but... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The special place is a must on your travels to Singapore and even if you live in Singapore. It is easy to get to, just off Adam Road. There is so much history in this cemetery. Guided tours are available. http://www.bukitbrown.org/

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My man wanted to see this so we went for a look. This place is known to local Chinese as "Kopi Snguah" - literally, "Coffee Hill" in Hokkien dialect... We were greeted with boarded up excavation worksite but we gnored the workers stares. Bit spooky but I swear a thunder storm broke just as we drove through those old gates... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Spotted this cemetery on Trip Advisor and made impulse decision to visit, first weekend in June. Arrived to find massive construction work ongoing. Entrance is a short walk from the main road but not well signposted. Take care to avoid the heavy plant equipment at work. A number of graves are being exhumed to allow the new road to pass... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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47 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

When I visited this place, it was already threatened in it's existence and I don't know the current status of the cemetery. If it is still there, then it is surely worth a visit. It basically is a vast forest-like area with an interesting flora and fauna and with a lot of 'deserted' graves. Do cover up and wear closed... More 

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12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I went here after reading some reports from other Tripadvisors and I am so pleased that I did. The graveyard is in the process of being dug up and bodies exhumed, to make way for a 4 lane road. The graves are set in old jungle. I can just imagine the TV series Tenko being partially filmed there - dense... More 

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