Cemeteries are fascinating. Being a Hindu the only time we go to cemeteries is when we are traveling. So when I got a chance to do a photography project in design school, my first choice was a cemetery. Now I’ve seen Christian cemeteries before so I kind of thought a Chinese Christian cemetery would be more or less similar. Well, not really.
Bukit Brown cemetery was the biggest Chinese graveyard outside China. The cemetery is home to many bird species and wild life and is popular among nature lovers and photographers. There are also organized tours every weekend.
But the cemetery has been in news lately because of governments decision to build a 4-way lane through the cemetery by exhuming thousands of graves. And in about 40 years new public housing will take the place of cemetery. This is so typically Singapore, destroying heritage and nature to build modern structures and on the other hand building a million dollar artificial garden. You see the Irony?