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Bukit Brown Cemetery

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Lorong Halwa, Singapore, Singapore
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Charm and mystery

A hidden sanctuary, full of charm and mystery, in the heart of a hilly lush rain forest. Sadly a... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2018
Vicente8
Peaceful, historic, at risk of being torn down.

This is the biggest Chinese graveyard outside China. With land at a premium, the plan is to remove... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
Jeanette M
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Cairns, Australia
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

A hidden sanctuary, full of charm and mystery, in the heart of a hilly lush rain forest. Sadly a bridge under construction is crossing the place. The cemetery is divided into blocks which are displayed in signs all around, making the orientation quite easy. Block...More

1  Thank Vicente8
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

This is the biggest Chinese graveyard outside China. With land at a premium, the plan is to remove these graves (possibly to Choa Chu Kang) & build more housing. The plans are already in for a new station; MRT Bukit Brown, so you know the...More

2  Thank Jeanette M
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

I was so lucky to have 2 Chicago Burmese professors ask me to join them for a stroll through the cemetary. I would not have thought to go. But, with them, it was truly a wonderful and amazingly rich experience. The history was incredible and...More

Thank Lu T
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Jane’s Tours never fail to provide something both unique and interesting. Today we were introduced to this fascinating place and one of the Brownie tour guides (who operate a weekly tour of this beautiful site). What I love most about Singapore is that in amongst...More

Thank Suzanne R
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Whether you take time to read the sparsely placed placards or not, you will feel a sense of souls and spirits and strength in this old place. Nearly a hundred years old, this cemetery contains gravesites of many interesting and important people as well as...More

1  Thank thetisqueen
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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

4  Thank brendasg2018
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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

3  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

3  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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lausaylian
1 May 2018|
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Response from Jeanette M | Reviewed this property |
Zao an / Selamat pagi Lausaylia, There is a website which includes the numbers 10124 at the end of its address which will tell you everything about Hills 2 & 5. Apparently Trip Advisor doesn't allow website links, so I... More
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yes there are! check their Website
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Response from biapol | Reviewed this property |
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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