Let's discover vast and beautiful Bukit Brown on a jungle heritage walk

Bukit Brown Cemetery Singapore

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Bukit Brown Cemetery Singapore: Let's discover vast and beautiful Bukit Brown on a jungle heritage walk

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Let's go on a heritage hiking trail together at the iconic Bukit Brown cemetery, a place that is very historical & very beautiful!
Let's discover vast and beautiful Bukit Brown on a jungle heritage walk starting at Bukit Brown Cemetery Singapore

Bukit Brown Cemetery is also known to the locals as Kopi Sua or Coffee Hill. It was a public Chinese cemetery, believed to be the biggest Chinese graveyard outside China, hosting about 100,000 graves.

Let's discover vast and beautiful Bukit Brown on a jungle heritage walk starting at Bukit Brown Cemetery Singapore

"In September 2011, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced that it would be constructing a new dual four-lane road in Bukit Brown Cemetery. This was so as (t)o alleviate the congestion currently experienced along Lornie Road and the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) during peak hours and to cater to expected growth in future traffic demand. It was estimated that the construction of this road would affect about 5% of the 100,000 graves in Bukit Brown." -(Source: Bukit Brown Cemetery Documentation Project)

Let's discover vast and beautiful Bukit Brown on a jungle heritage walk starting at Bukit Brown Cemetery Singapore

It was also revealed that the rest of the cemetery would make way for a new public housing town in about 40 years time.

Let's discover vast and beautiful Bukit Brown on a jungle heritage walk starting at Bukit Brown Cemetery Singapore

This created some stir, from a press release by the Singapore Heritage Society, to the formation of popular FB group "Save Bukit Brown Cemetery"

Let's discover vast and beautiful Bukit Brown on a jungle heritage walk starting at Bukit Brown Cemetery Singapore

Eventually, with the support from the LDA and Urban Redevelopment Authority, the ambititous Bukit Brown Cemetery Documentation project was started: By today, the project members have documented 3,901 graves. You can view the graves with Chinese and English names on them here .

Let's discover vast and beautiful Bukit Brown on a jungle heritage walk starting at Bukit Brown Cemetery Singapore

Today, Bukit Brown is a vast and incredibly peaceful place in the jungle, waiting to tell us stories of ancestors long gone. 

Let's discover vast and beautiful Bukit Brown on a jungle heritage walk starting at Bukit Brown Cemetery Singapore

...waiting to be explored by us! 


Hi - we are T.R.E.E - Temasek Rural Explorer Enthusiasts, and this is our first adventure together with 3PlayGrounds. We are doing rural exploration and photography, and almost all of our adventures are FREE. If you want to find out more about T.R.E.E, you can also check us out on Facebook here.

Let's discover vast and beautiful Bukit Brown on a jungle heritage walk starting at Bukit Brown Cemetery Singapore
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