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Bukit Brown Cemetery

Lorong Halwa, Singapore, Singapore
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Estimated to house 100000 tombs in a vast landsize of about 0.86 square kilometers, Bukit Brown Cemetery has been abando

Estimated to house 100000 tombs in a vast landsize of about 0.86 square kilometers, Bukit Brown... read more

Reviewed yesterday
echot512
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Singapore, Singapore
Surprisely delightful!

I was so lucky to have 2 Chicago Burmese professors ask me to join them for a stroll through the... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2018
Lu T
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Tiburon, California
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Estimated to house 100000 tombs in a vast landsize of about 0.86 square kilometers, Bukit Brown Cemetery has been abandoned since its closure in 1973

Thank echot512
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Reviewed 10 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 9 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 23 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

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Reviewed 7 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 16 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

2  Thank AyushBasu
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Reviewed 21 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

2  Thank MattEDC1
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Reviewed 5 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 18 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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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Do not be misled by what you may have read elsewhere - Bukit Brown, or Coffee Hill to the Chinese, has more heritage value than it does for the self-styled paranormal enthusiasts. Several century-old graves existed, and along with others, have been curated in a...More

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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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