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Bukit Brown Cemetery

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Bukit Brown Cemetery

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Explore Singapore on a 1-hour duck tour, known officially as DUCKtours®, which allows you to see city sights by both land and water. On ‘the duck,’ an amphibious military vehicle that was refurbished from World War II, you’ll drive around the city to check out attractions like the Fountain of Wealth and Singapore Flyer. Then hit the water to cruise past landmarks like the Merlion, Singapore’s famous statue that sits where the Singapore River meets Marina Bay. Audio commentary is included.
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Josie2401 wrote a review Dec 2020
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Thanks to COVID, I finally visited the resting place of Singapore's pioneers last Saturday. It was time well-spent. Love the tranquility of the place with its large variety of fauna & flora. Darren, our guide, is very knowledgeable & an excellent story-teller. He shared with us the history of this cemetery and its residents, how the British's concept of burying their dead did not sit well with the Chinese burial practices. We also learnt how to identify the tomb of a Hokkien & a Teochew person. The inscriptions of the death date are quite interesting. Beautiful tiles on some of the tombs. Would definitely visit it again!  
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Ch00G wrote a review Dec 2020
Singapore, Singapore32 contributions7 helpful votes
Darren (from an informal group of Bukit Brown enthusiast) is an excellent story teller and guide, who'll bring you around the hills to show you more than just tombs. The cemetery does not look big from the highway but it is actually a humongous place spanning over and under the highway. There is so much of Singapore's history and stories of individuals in pre-independent times of Singapore that comes alive under Darren's narration. Do not miss this place before more of it gets taken down. tip: slap yourself with the strongest mosquito repellent you can find! the mosquitoes here are merciless
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Eden wrote a review Dec 2020
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It was a pleasant experience and I learnt a lot. It's incredibly interesting and really intriguing to see that the men and women who set the foundations for Singapore. Men who donated money to build schools , hospitals and all sorts of infrastructures. Cemeteries over 100 years old with famous men that helped fund revolutions in China , eventually founding the Republic Of China. I would like to thank our guide, Fabian Tee for his great guiding. He is very knowledgeable . Overall , I highly recommend visiting Bukit Brown
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Sandilbz wrote a review Aug 2020
Singapore, Singapore12 contributions14 helpful votes
I would recommend this place for tourists who like to be off the track and explore unique places, interested in knowing about Singapore's history as this place has some famous people, but of course do book a walking tour so that you won't get lost and the guides will explain the history of the tombs and place.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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ILSG wrote a review Aug 2020
Singapore, Singapore27 contributions39 helpful votes
Been on both tours of both parts of bukit brown with hertiage tours guided tour (free as I recall). The guide was excellent. Highly recommended, incredibly informative
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Date of experience: February 2020
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