Bukit Brown Cemetery

Bukit Brown Cemetery, Singapore

Bukit Brown Cemetery
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Eugene Wee (Singapore)
Singapore, Singapore512 contributions
May 2022 • Family
My family's annual visit to Bukit Brown Cemetery. Place is peaceful and relaxing. Air is very fresh in the early morning.
Written 9 May 2022
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claymorehime
Singapore, Singapore5 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
Many thanks to Fabian Tee (from Heritage Bukit Brown fb group) for sharing his knowledge with us today😊 We all had an enriching experience and will highly recommend this walk to others who want to know more about Bukit Brown and Singapore's history.
Written 6 November 2021
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Tang
1 contribution
Sep 2021
A priceless walking guided tour with Claire Leow this morning. What an awesome piece of heritage setting coupled with Claire's skillful narration to bring so much life to the characters who all have been such an important part of Singapore's early history......so if you want to know what is our modern Singapore all about, join Claire on one of her walks.... indeed an unforgettable experience.

Thank you, Claire. :-)
Written 26 September 2021
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Juneeta G
Singapore, Singapore12 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
Had a really good experience with our guide, Fabian from "All Things Bukit Brown". He was very knowledgeable and explained patiently the history behind significant tombstones, landmarks and artefacts in Bukit Brown Cemetery. We were lucky to have chanced upon him while doing a self tour ourselves and he very kindly adopted us into his group, foc :) I hope the cemetery gets preseved as it is rich in history 👍
Written 2 August 2021
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Rj L
1 contribution
Jun 2021 • Friends
A magical place with lots of history and heritage to be unfold. A tour around Bukit Brown Cemetery is worth it and you get to see many things
Written 4 July 2021
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Ellybelly
4 contributions
Mar 2021 • Friends
It’s hard to find the right words to describe Bukit Brown Cemetery, I want to say ‘magical, inspiring, even welcoming! But none of these seem fitting. I walk there often and always feel completely at ease, however, I didn’t understand just what a special place it is until I went on a guided tour with Claire. Such a truly inspirational story teller, who carefully and respectfully guides you through the cemetery. I have been left eager to know more about this very special resting place and the history that lies beneath Bukit Brown Cemetery.
Written 5 April 2021
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Karin
12 contributions
Mar 2021 • Friends
Finding out the history and cultural practices in the largest Chinese cemetery outside of China by very knowledgeable guide Claire. The story telling and magnificent jungle setting is magical.
Written 29 March 2021
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Josie2401
1 contribution
Dec 2020 • Friends
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!
 
Written 22 December 2020
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Ch00G
Singapore, Singapore32 contributions
Dec 2020
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
Written 21 December 2020
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Eden
1 contribution
Dec 2020 • Friends
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
Written 11 December 2020
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