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 Cemetery's days are numbered. All the more reason to visit. This is where that famous grave with the painted concrete Sikh guardsmen is. No doubt the government will want to preserve that bit of history.
I hopped off the MRT at Caldicott and crossed the street to Olive, Joan & Andrew Streets. This takes 5 minutes. Turn right on Jalan Mashoor and walk past Riding for the Disabled. On the corner of Mashoor & Gymkhana St, on the right, there's a narrow path. This path (1 minute walk) ends right on the Bukit Brown Ring Road. The famous grave with the Sikh guardsmen is about 10 graves to the left on the right side. Take a photo! You can stroll all the way around the Ring Road. Take note of the section of the Cemetery where you left the little path, so you can find it again. If you forget the section number, don't worry; you know it's about 10 graves before the Sikh guardsmen!
This is a fascinating place right off the tourist radar, & before long it will be just a dim memory of the past... so have a look!
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