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Bukit Brown Cemetery

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A genuinely beautiful and historic site (for grown-ups)

Like some sprawling tropical arboretum peppered with exotically decorated dead. This is so unlike... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2012
Marcus L
Singapore's hidden gem

I wont say that i'm a cemetery junkie, but this place easily compares in grandeur to Aoyama... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2012
Singapore River, Singapore
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Reviewed 19 July 2012

Like some sprawling tropical arboretum peppered with exotically decorated dead. This is so unlike the rest of Singapore. It's not contrived, it's not some empty tawdry and desperate bid to attract tourists or pretend that Singapore has culture. It is actual real culture amid the...More

10  Thank Marcus L
Reviewed 19 July 2012

I wont say that i'm a cemetery junkie, but this place easily compares in grandeur to Aoyama cemetery in Japan, or the colonial Protestant cemetery in Penang. If you think that Singapore is just about shopping in clean and sterile Orchard road, then think again....More

Date of experience: July 2012
11  Thank zetlandSydney
Reviewed 19 July 2012

This is (was?) a truly unique site and experience. Our family of three traipsed around the grounds looking not just at the different tombs and inscriptions but also the beautiful flora and fauna that abound. Volunteer tour guides were on hand to offer nuggets of...More

Date of experience: May 2012
9  Thank Dan F
Reviewed 18 July 2012

Bukit Brown Cemetery is the largest Chinese Cemetery outside China. There are probably over 200,000 graves, some dating back to the early 19th Century. Bukit Brown is one of Singapore's best kept secrets. Apart from being a burial ground it is also a small pocket...More

Date of experience: August 2011
8  Thank Lol85
Reviewed 16 July 2012

I joined a 2 hr tour last Sunday and was captivated by how tranquil and beautiful the place was. The history, art, nature found in Bukit Brown cemetery was something I didn't realise modern Singapore possessed. A true gem that many had forgotten. Passionate volunteers...More

10  Thank jeannietanz
Reviewed 7 July 2012

A wonderful place for nature and history so it's a terrible shame it's having a road built through it. Some beautiful old graves, fantastic birds to observe in the early morning and interesting ceremonies. Really sorry to lose this.

Date of experience: August 2011
8  Thank geckotale
Reviewed 30 May 2012

For a non-touristy activity in Singapore, visit the Chinese cemetery at Bukit Brown. The graves haves been cleared of dense overgrowth because of a cataloging project unfortunately due to a planned highway project that is slated to run through the area. Some of the graves...More

Date of experience: May 2012
6  Thank Billharr1
Reviewed 25 May 2012

Wonderful historical walk-about in tropical surroundings - old gravesites well preserved and should remain. Go before the environment changes as a result of the planned highway is constructed, displacing many of the original graves.

Date of experience: May 2012
6  Thank Luvshiraz
Reviewed 18 May 2012

This is better than most of the nature reserves because it is easy to see the birds and smaller wild life, like lizards and insects. There is a real sense of history and the site is compact and easy to get to. Go before it...More

Date of experience: May 2012
6  Thank laansa
Reviewed 5 May 2012 via mobile

An incredible place Simply magical Beautiful birds, trees, a place with a unique identity and soul

5  Thank SingExpert
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1 May 2018|
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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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