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Bukit Brown Cemetery

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Lorong Halwa, Singapore, Singapore
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Learn the history of Singapore through the stories of pioneers and their legacies

Was researching on Bukit Brown cemetery online when I came across a free guided tour called "Bukit... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
brendasg2018
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Singapore, Singapore
Packed with information on older generation Chinese community of Singapore

The talks (conducted by All Things Bukit Brown and can be found on Peatix) were very nice (I... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
AyushBasu
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Singapore, Singapore
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"buried here"
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"volunteer guides"
in 5 reviews
"cultural heritage"
in 5 reviews
"guided tour"
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"covered shoes"
in 3 reviews
"wear long pants"
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"burial practices"
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"chinese culture and history"
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"insect repellent"
in 5 reviews
"enriching experience"
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"huge area"
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"excellent tour"
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"public transport"
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"an umbrella"
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"tombstones"
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Was researching on Bukit Brown cemetery online when I came across a free guided tour called "Bukit Brown - an introductory walk in Hills 1 and 3 with Darren (Jan 7, 2018, 4 pm)" which can be booked for on Peatix - and I am...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

The talks (conducted by All Things Bukit Brown and can be found on Peatix) were very nice (I attended the ones by Darren and Fabian). The research material is meticulous and thorough. The stories shared are not only about the history of this cemetery and...More

2  Thank AyushBasu
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

Had the privilege to take a free afternoon walking tour organized by local volunteers during a short visit to Singapore. I was not disappointed. The three-hour tour, with a knowledgeable and passionate guide, allowed us to learn about the 20th-century history of Singapore, and particularly...More

2  Thank MattEDC1
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

The Bukit Brown Cementery tour is a fascinating walk through Singapore's history and gives you a view into the lives of the people who built this nation. Tour guides Darren and Chern Yung brought history alive and "introduced" us to 8 people who lie in...More

3  Thank Janice A
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Be it you are a person who is into paranormal or a nature lover who love peace and quietness, this should be a place that can provide you something (even as a couple, you may find this a spot for something unusual) for those into...More

Thank Jay H
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Do not be misled by what you may have read elsewhere - Bukit Brown, or Coffee Hill to the Chinese, has more heritage value than it does for the self-styled paranormal enthusiasts. Several century-old graves existed, and along with others, have been curated in a...More

Thank stpn_fz
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

This is a wonderful place, full of mysteries best detected when taking one of the tours offered by the volunteers who will reveal to you details you would not even pay attention to, or at least not understand (tours found via bukitbrown.com) It is a...More

2  Thank celge
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

The Cemetery is (or cemeteries are) very beautiful: the trees and secondary jungle are cooling even on a hot day; and the guided tour, led by amiable and well-informed volunteer guides, is instructive and quite splendid. It is a thousand pities that a road -...More

3  Thank Cautious_explorer
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing place, many tombs still being uncovered, hidden by the encroaching jungle. The major ones that have been rediscovered are a fantastic piece of cultural history. Check to Bukit Brown society website for tours and maps of the area. Covered shoes and plenty of water...More

2  Thank Stewtop
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

My first tour to Bukit Brown! It was such a great experience with our wonderful guide Darren. His shared so many interesting stories from the old time Singapore and the region. The history is documented everywhere in the details of every tomb. Be prepared for...More

5  Thank Gc C
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Actually the old access road via Lorong Halwa was available for access till about a month ago when the former gates were relocated to the new access road. There are now 2 access roads, depending on which part of the... More
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