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Bukit Brown Cemetery

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Address: Lorong Halwa, Singapore, Singapore
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Fascinating historical sight

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Paris, France
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

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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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Visited their couple of times. Area is huge. But lot of mosquitoes and very hot in sunny days. So many cemetries, heard more than 100,000. Heard this is the resting place of the pioneers in singapore.

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

What is it: A cemetery that will be torn down History: Just some respectable dead people What to do there: Nothing. What to do after: You shouldn't have been there anyway Photo-taking: Please avoid taking the tombstones. Recommendation: None

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I embarked on a guided tour on the 27th of December and i must say though this was my first tour there it would not be the last. The guides were fantastic, the stories told would indeed get you thinking. A tour suitable for all ages, even kids are bound to remember such a memorable and cool field trip. However... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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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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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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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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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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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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