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Bukit Brown Cemetery
Ranked #104 of 826 things to do in Singapore
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Reviewed 5 June 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 shoes. You wouldn't want to be eaten by musqitos or snakes, would you?;-)

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Reviewed 19 May 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 jungle in some parts. There are truly stunning old trees. It would be such a crime to lose them all. A visit to Bukit Brown helps you to understand a bit more about Chinese culture and how they honour their dead. There are fires of money being burnt, food, presents etc. The graves themselves are not tended as we do in Europe in that the cemetery is very overgrown, but that's part of the interest. You must go, before the diggers move in en masses and erase an area of special interest.

3  Thank LDMW
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Reviewed 18 May 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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Reviewed 24 April 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 the horse riding in the earlier days. The cemetery is HISTORY in itself. Unfortunately, it is now being reclaimed for development and off limit to all visitors. A good HISTORY gone forever!

2  Thank 313globetrotter
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

To add to what previous visitors have said, go see this cemetery now before it's absolutely ruined by the impending road. It's a lovely spot, easily accessed by bus or taxi. Ignore all the obvious exhumation works etc at the entrance (all screened off and a bit off putting) and forge on into the graveyeard proper. The graves themselves are interesting from a cultural point of view, the location is so peaceful and pleasant that it's a very nice walk, shaded, with no massive inclines etc. We took a circular route around Section 3, took us about an hour at a gentle pace, there are many more trails to take also. We didn't see any monkeys but did hear lovely birdsong.

Very very sad that the government put the route of a road before the preservation of such a historical site....

2  Thank Numptyheid
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