An adventure in a cemetery!
13 wide-eyed youths followed our 2 amazing guides, Claire & Cuifen, as we explored Bukit Brown, the century-old cemetery slated for destruction.
We took a rarely explored route that went past the largest tomb in Bukit Brown, an abandoned village, the first tomb, oldest tomb, and the tomb of a war hero!
The war hero, Tay Koh Yat’s story was the most touching for me. I was ashamed that I had never heard his name before. In fact, I guess I don’t really know care much about my family’s history and Singapore’s history.
But hearing the story from Claire, I felt really proud that we had such great forefathers. The values and the way they lived their lives… these are things I can aspire towards!
Read about Tay Koh Yat’s amazing story here.
Also, you can read about his great-granddaughter’s reaction when she heard about the story of her great-grandfather.
To find out more about Bukit Brown and the issues behind it, please visit:
Bukit Brown Facebook group (good for tour updates)
Bukitbrown.com (read up on conservationists’ stand)
Tan Chuan Jin’s note (developers’ stand)