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

Bukit Brown Cemetery Singapore

We'll meet at entrance of Bukit Brown cemetery

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Bukit Brown Cemetery Singapore: Let's discover vast and b...

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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

Reviews

  • I had a amazing trip with a group of friendly and warm tour mates. Carly was such an assuring tour leader. Excellent and safe Vietnamese driver, Jerry. well spoken English Vietnamese guide Tommy. I enjoyed myself very much and look forward for another trip!

  • Excellent short trip with beautiful verdant countryside and charming local tribal people not corrupted by tourism yet . Be prepared for long drive on narrow winding mountain roads.

  • Best trip ever ! Everyone laughed and enjoyed the hols as if we have known each other all our lives instead of meeting for the first time ! Everyone kept their cool when faced with an unforseen delay . The scenery at Ha Giang is simply superb . There are so many small towns within the mountains with... Read more Best trip ever ! Everyone laughed and enjoyed the hols as if we have known each other all our lives instead of meeting for the first time ! Everyone kept their cool when faced with an unforseen delay . The scenery at Ha Giang is simply superb . There are so many small towns within the mountains with so many minority races living together . Their costumes are so colourful and the ladies' headgears are so lovely to gawk at . If I could , I would love to go again . Highly recommended for gungho people with "throw everything to the wind" attitude . Fantastic local guide and driver (Tom & Jerry) and pats on the back for Carly (Singapore guide) too . Thanks .........rosse and raymond . Read less

  • Georgina was great in: 1) giving reminders so that people can un-RSVP for others on wait list to get a spot. 2) giving clear instructions, photos, links on how to get to the meeting point, 3)explaining why everyone had to be on time and what the program is expected to be and when it might end. ... Read more Georgina was great in: 1) giving reminders so that people can un-RSVP for others on wait list to get a spot. 2) giving clear instructions, photos, links on how to get to the meeting point, 3)explaining why everyone had to be on time and what the program is expected to be and when it might end. Late evening slot was a good idea as we got to see the night installations at The PathFinder portion, but food stalls already closed upon exit. There are toilets inside the exhibit in Fort Canning Center itself. Cleaner than the mobile toilets outside. Thank you for helping to get us tickets when it is so difficult to do so. Read less

  • My wife, son and I never regret of signing up this trip. My 8 year old son enjoyed the walk on the rocky beach. Best moment of the walk was that we came closed to the corals, crabs ???? and ???? shrimps. Thank you threeplaygrounds!