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Bukit Brown Cemetery

Lorong Halwa, Singapore, Singapore
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Ranked #13 of 314 attractions in Singapore
Type: Cemeteries
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Sentosa Island, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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
10 helpful votes 10 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

someone once said if they do bad to singapore he will rise from the grave with his knuckle-duster. now all these inhabitants of bk brown some stretching back to 100 years will they rise up to collect the free exhumation and free disposal into the sea fee? The lights at night is well lited for pedestrians and motorists from kheam... More

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

Very interesting and beautiful jungle walk. It's a shame that the damn government is building a road through the middle. Terrible karma to mess with graves like that. Go now before it's lost it's true peacefulness.

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Bankok
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Ignore the barriers as you approach - and follow the signs to EXHUMATION and then continue on to the end of the barriers. It opens out into the most beautiful wild space - stunning graves, wildlife, beautiful scenery. Almost totally deserted during the week apart from dog walkers, grave tenders and horse riders - busier at the weekends with families... More

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Tralee, Ireland
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149 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Went here by taxi Nothing to see except a few small graves at the roadside The rest is fenced off for exhumation and road construction Pity

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singapore
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Bukit Brown is a living classroom for today's children - a tangible access to real history not locked inside a glass showcase. It has immense heritage value as it is the resting place for many of Singapore's pioneers. It is currently used by nature-lovers, joggers and dog-walkers. The zone has road trails that are laid-out in a straightforward and friendly... More

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Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The area is so peaceful and quiet it has a calming effect. The state is moving forward with a highway that will cut into the cemetery. Relatives are encouraged to disinter their relatives. Many buried there have no known relatives. I could not find out what will happen to them. If you go to Singapore be sure to visit this... More

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