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Bukit Brown Cemetery

Lorong Halwa, Singapore, Singapore
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Ranked #26 of 346 Attractions in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
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Bangkok, Thailand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The cemetery is being exhumed as part of Singapore's land reclamation. It is a sprawling and unique place, and one which I thoroughly enjoyed. I concentrated on part of the cemetery which is overgrown and is very atmospheric. The only issue was when I surprised a 6 foot cobra. Rather we surprised each other, but it reinforces the online suggestions... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The quiet tranquility of this final resting place was stirringly invigorating...a great place to take walks and pictures. It is unbelievable that a place for the dead can breathe life and stir the soul of the living. Just one visit there will convince anyone that Bukit Brown Cemetery is a special place worth preserving.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Originally a 213 acre site owned by George Henry Brown who arrived in Singapore from Calcutta in the 1840's. The land was subsequently sold to create a public Chinese Cemetery opened in January 1922,eventually becoming the largest Chinese graveyard outside China. Work has started to "decommission' the graveyard to make way for a new road and eventually provide housing, but... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The special place is a must on your travels to Singapore and even if you live in Singapore. It is easy to get to, just off Adam Road. There is so much history in this cemetery. Guided tours are available. http://www.bukitbrown.org/

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My man wanted to see this so we went for a look. This place is known to local Chinese as "Kopi Snguah" - literally, "Coffee Hill" in Hokkien dialect... We were greeted with boarded up excavation worksite but we gnored the workers stares. Bit spooky but I swear a thunder storm broke just as we drove through those old gates... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 helpful votes 10 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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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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Senior Contributor
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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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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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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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