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Bukit Cina Graveyard

As mentioned in the previous post, there was an influx of Chinese following the marriage of their princess to the local Sultan. Trade was already a major player. With the increasing Chinese population at Bukit Cina, there came to be a greater need for facilities such as temples and graveyards. Even the graves of the Singaporean Chinese have similarities such as the wide, circular space at the feed end and text with some artwork at the head side. 


Today, this site at Bukit Cina is at the centre of a furious disagreement between the management and local government over unpaid taxes. 

Bukit Cina Graveyard

As mentioned in the previous post, there was an influx of Chinese following the marriage of their princess to the local Sultan. Trade was already a major player. With the increasing Chinese population at Bukit Cina, there came to be a greater need for facilities such as temples and graveyards. Even the graves of the Singaporean Chinese have similarities such as the wide, circular space at the feed end and text with some artwork at the head side. 


Today, this site at Bukit Cina is at the centre of a furious disagreement between the management and local government over unpaid taxes. 

comments (13)

i like this gravesite very much Ayush... it's different and looks like a small temple....petersmile
Ayush Basu: Yes, quite large. Chinese graves are usually like that Peter http://ayush.shutterchance.com/image/2012/03/23/cck-cemetery-ii/
I wonder what tax you pay on a graveyard? This looks a large grave Ayush
Ayush Basu: All Chinese graves seem to be like that. This one is from Singapore http://ayush.shutterchance.com/image/2012/03/23/cck-cemetery-ii/
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Jan 2013, 08:28
Fascinating stuff Ayush
Gosh what an interesting place Ayush.
Quite flamboyant when it was new I would think.
  • Emily
  • Canada
  • 19 Jan 2013, 13:31
This seems like such an interesting site, but so full of sadness too.
The size of the grave is impressive! Great POV Ayush.
They are going to have difficulty getting the dead to pay those taxes smile
Amazing place Ayush!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Jan 2013, 08:21
A common site in the many chinese style cemeteries I have visited in Thailand, Ayush.
The bigger the plot, the better feng shui lah! Ha~
Heard any news about Bukit Brown?
Are they going to redevelop the whole site?
Amazing photo!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Jan 2013, 21:48
I like the shrine on the wall and then the surrounding arrangements.

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