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“the earth is brown.....” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bukit Brown Cemetery

Bukit Brown Cemetery
Ranked #100 of 796 things to do in Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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101 reviews
64 attraction reviews
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“the earth is brown.....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

last evening I hopped onto a bus and headed towards this place called the BUKIT BROWN CEMETERY.
its at a place 15mins by bus travel from my home.its at Lornie Road after the MacRitchie reservoir.
it is also known as the Kopi Sua or the Coffee Hill.its named after its first owner George Henry Brown.it was established in 1922 as a chinese Burial ground.
Now it has been abandoned and rumours have it that this entire palce will give way to a new residential accomodation 40yrs from now,
today it a favourite hang-out for ghost daring youngsters.
Many of the graves were demolished in the year 2012 to make way for the four way dual road between Mount Pleasant and Lornie road.this was done to alleviate congestion between Lornie road and the PIE during peak hours of traffic.
from what I have read,this is quite a haunted place and expats have many stories to tell...grave ones.the Maps are very good and help one locate their near and dear ones who may have been buried there.
a must visit for a traveller.

Visited July 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Enjoy this unique piece of history before it disappears”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

Slated to disappear even as we speak, the Bukit Brown cemetery is a beautiful, historic peace of property that is unfortunately the latest victim to Singapore's economic boom. Home to peaceful and wild rainforest, monkeys, and all kinds of birds and butterflies, the cemetary houses the remains of some of Singapore's oldest and greatest members. Go see their graves, pay your respects and enjoy the last of this sanctuary before it is destroyed and replaced by a very depressing road (yes, all this being destroyed for a highway)...

Visited July 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“A Hidden Historical Gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

Bukit Brown Cemetary is old, not used since the 1970s, but it beautiful. Since that time the jungle has been allowed to grow back in which gives striking images of forgotten people covered in verdure. Many graves are kept clean and often have beautiful tiling and other decorations, including statues. The park has many sections, each dedicated to a religion/culture but isn't very clearly marked. Pay attention to the maps when you see them, wear good mosquito protection, bring a good camera and some binoculars for wild life spotting! I saw Blue Kingfishers, 12 different species of butterflies, and I know monkeys live there. Don't miss it, a large section of it is being demolished for an expressway.

Visited June 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“My Playground”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

I visited Bukit Brown Cemetery, almost 3 times a week since May 2013 ... It's now become my playground .... Many pioneers, History & Antique Tiles yet to be found ... It's your last chance to visit before it's gone, Don't forget to check those Antique Tiles in the tombs

Visited May 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“For an unusual Singapore experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

Bukit Brown cemetery is the largest Chinese cemetery outside of China, I think. In any case, it is a slice of Singapore that is fast disappearing. The government plans to build a freeway through the place and major development will not be far behind. In the meantime, go and experience the soaring trees and atmospheric surroundings of this place. The tombstones range from lovingly tended by individuals who still live in the cemetery to those that have been reclaimed by the jungle. Many of Singapore's most prominent ancestors are buried here, often in elaborate tombs. The place is best during the Qing Ming festival around April when families go to help the spirits find their way home.

Visited June 2013
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