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Bukit Brown Cemetery, Singapore

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Cemetery Tourist Spot
Stroll through hundreds of years of history at Bukit Brown Cemetery, a public Chinese cemetery--the biggest outside of China. It first opened in 1922, and since then has become the final resting spot for more than 1,000,000 people. Though eventually closed and essentially abandoned, the cemetery remains in existence. Follow a paved path on a journey past humble graves and delicate statues. The abandoned cemetery is brought back to life by the overgrown jungle and healthy bird and monkey population. To visit Bukit Brown Cemetery on your holiday in Singapore, and find out what else Singapore has to offer, use our Singapore tour planner.
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  • My first tour to Bukit Brown! It was such a great experience with our wonderful guide Darren. His shared so many interesting stories from the old time Singapore and the region. The history is document...  more »
  • A walk through Bukit Brown is a walk straight into the pages of history which not only documents our culturally rich past but is home to rich flora and fauna. A jungle right in the middle of the city!...  more »
  • Bukit Brown is the one of the largest Chinese cemeteries in Southeast asia, with more than a hundred thousand tombs. Parts of the cemetary are being redeveloped for new roads, and in the future, new h...  more »
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  • This is our heritage cemetery.It has famous poineers buried there.Some of the graves looks very huge and grand even have statue of guards on duty.Most of the graves are very old , even over 100 years old.This cemetery faces near destruction, luckly through many efforts of all concern citizens most parts of it is saved.I sugguest the cemetery can be turned into a national heritage in honour of those great efforts contributed by those poineers buried there. Dated :12/06/2017 (Monday).
  • Beautiful cemetery, although do beware of feral dogs.
  • National Heritage for Singapore
  • Where the true pioneer generation of Singapore lies - Joo Chiat, Boon Lay, Hong Lim... Invaluable to our national heritage and rootedness. Sign up for a guided tour to better appreciate.

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