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Address: Lorong Halwa, Singapore, Singapore
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Visit the last biggest cemetery of the Chinese civilizations. They have tombs dated back to 1800s. A great place for photography as there were lots of nature to snap on.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Visit the last biggest cemetery of the Chinese civilizations. They have tombs dated back to 1800s. A great place for photography as there were lots of nature to snap on.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Joined a very knowledgeable group of " Brownies" volunteers from the Bukit Brown Cemetery - a most interesting and informative morning. Never knew there was a Kampong there, or still beautiful maintained gardens. Well worth doing the tour

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Zurich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Bukit Brown Cemetery is probably my favorite place in Singapore. It is a haven of lush plants, intricately carved graves, bird song and dappled light. There are 86 bird species living here, 12 of which are endangered. The craftsmanship of the stone work and tiles on the tombstones is extraordinary - and not being replicated nowadays. I love the way... More 

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Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We joined a photo-walk through part of the cemetery, and as the area is huge, only part of it could be covered du within one morning. Our very knowledgeable guides gave an interesting insight into the history behind some of the people buried here, and their place in the Singapore history, and also the workmanship behind some of these impressive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

There was no tour available during my recent visit, so I decided to go alone. I approached from Kheam Toch. Rd and took a turning on the right just before Lor Halwa. It was just as other visitors described and I so wanted to hear the history of this place I was sorry there was no guide with me. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

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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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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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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