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Address: Lorong Halwa, Singapore, Singapore
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A fascinating unused Chinese cemetery where unseen tombs are being constantly rediscovered and taken back from the marauding jungle by a team of devoted volunteers. I went... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife went running and got attacked by the pack of stray dogs that are resident at this location. Be very carefull when you go here.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

A fascinating unused Chinese cemetery where unseen tombs are being constantly rediscovered and taken back from the marauding jungle by a team of devoted volunteers. I went during the construction of a new motorway through the site. No doubt this will change the surreal atmosphere of the area but there is still a lot of it remaining. Well worth spending... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful piece of history that is slowly reverting back to jungle. I saw more wildlife here than I did at the botanical gardens. The monkeys are good value.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

This was a bit hard to find (seriously just walked into the neighborhood and someone pointed us to a small footpath through the trees). It was interesting to walk around, but probably would have been more valuable if we knew more about it. Not really maintained, but I guess that's the appeal. Hard to get in/out of, but free and... More 

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Dili, East Timor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

This fabulous tour is like a mini social and historical tour of Singapore. It gives you a great understanding of Chinese culture, the forces that shaped modern Singapore plus fantastic insights into Chinese history and mythology. We scrambled through the bush, to see some recently discovered tombs, and how they'd been uncovered, and who they'd belonged to. The beautiful tombs... More 

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singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The nature, the heritage, plus the general ambience of the place, is still present despite the bulldozers. A must-see.

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Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Joined a guided tour with the Bukit Brown volunteers from bukitbrown.com and it really was an enriching experience to hear the stories of those buried there, the legacy of pioneers and British colonial rule and the various flora and fauna found in the area. Shame that this is now making way for a highway and future housing development for the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

It was a recent walk that I took and realized that that was so much more than just a Chinese Municipal cemetry. Theere were tombs of great man that were involved in the resistance work before the occupation of Singapore. Member of the New China revolution overseas support group. The tombstine told a story and the layout was indeed an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Having lived in Singapore for about 8 years now I'm embarrassed to say that today was my first visit to Bukit Brown Cemetery. Unfortunately I'm a little late to see it at its best as a large chunk of the cemetery has now been turned into a construction site, which somewhat detracts from the peace and quiet of the surroundings.... More 

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Melbourne-australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

I loved this place but you must combine with Reflections the old Malay house which tells you the history of the Malay company that held up against the onslaught of the Japanese invasion. Watch the 2 films and talk to the old men who look after the place

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