Tuesday, June 12, 2007

March 11, 2007

Sunday March 11th, 2007
Sunday we took our bikes out for the first time. We didn't realize how many hills there are in Singapore. The most unique place we went was the Bukit Brown Cementery. The 213 acre Bukit Brown Cemetery was known among the Chinese as "kopi sua" or coffee hill. The cemetery contained some very ornate graves, complete with "jagas" in Sikh dress to guard them. In the 1970s the government began to clear the cemetery for redevelopment. The clearing process has been stagnated recently. Yet it remains as one of the oldest cemetery in Singapore. You can see very old trees and unique plantation all over the hill.

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