Friday, December 30, 2011
Hidden Gem of Singapore - Bukit Brown Cemetery
I did have a prime suspect as to the name of my ancestor. We managed to locate the relevant sector but alas, the sector itself was somewhat large and overgrown. It was not feasible to search it for a single grave. Instead, we spent our time just absorbing the peace and tranquility of the cemetery. It was a morning well spent.
How do I feel about the prospect of a road going through the cemetery, destroying my great-great-grandfather's grave? Well, I did not know of the grave in the first place so it is hard for me to feel very much about it. I do feel sorry that this serene place has to make way for further development, but hope that some part of it can be conserved in some way. Also, whilst the cemetery is not in active use (as in welcoming new inhabitants, that is), it is quite clear that many still come here to pay their respects to their ancestors.