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Bukit Brown Cemetery

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Address: Lorong Halwa, Singapore, Singapore
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Wander through Bukit Brown during Qing Ming Festival

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Zurich
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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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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