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Bukit Brown Cemetery

Lorong Halwa, Singapore, Singapore
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Ranked #19 of 331 attractions in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
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Antwerp, Belgium
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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34 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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11 helpful votes 11 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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Kent
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

When we visited here the work had already started taking place to extend a road. if I am right they plan to relocate some of the graves to achieve this, it would be sad but that is progress for you

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Singapore, Singapore
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32 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

It was a good resting ground for the ancestors of most Singaporean Chinese. The grave yards was opened to public all the time; but most Chinese only visit the cemetery during the "Ching Ming" (Chinese all saints periods for visiting graveyards once a year, and falls around March/April). However, it was a good ground for the polo club to do... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

To add to what previous visitors have said, go see this cemetery now before it's absolutely ruined by the impending road. It's a lovely spot, easily accessed by bus or taxi. Ignore all the obvious exhumation works etc at the entrance (all screened off and a bit off putting) and forge on into the graveyeard proper. The graves themselves are... More

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Sentosa Island, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Be quick to see Bukit Brown. This tranquil cemetery has a lot of history within a patch of natural beauty...both rare commodities in Singapore. Bukit Brown is being reclaimed for development. Exhumations are underway. Walk past the obvious signs of development-in-progress, and Bukit Brown will reveal her natural beauty. Take time to reflect and consider the hardships many of the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I couldnt describe this experience in words but i could say you should visit this place once before they be re moving tombs to make way for a highway, the place has been around since world war 2

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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89 reviews 89 reviews
36 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Go - and go before this oasis of tranquility is destroyed by the road builders.... Easy to get to/from by cab (it's just off a major road)... walk in past the exhumation centre then you can follow any of the paths (there is a nice circular walk around one of the blocks - pretty obviously marked on the maps posted... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Despite the exhumation going on (emptying of graves), the cemetery still felt like a time pocket overgrown and swallowed by nature - once you got the construction zone near the entrance, anyway. It felt more like a jungle with occasional graves, than a graveyard. Getting to the entrance is difficult by metro, so grab a bus. And bring plenty of... More

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