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photoblog image The Japanese Cemetery Park 2

The Japanese Cemetery Park 2

Near the Cemetery, there are several bungalows. The place is in Hougang, in the North-east of Singapore.

 

During World War II, the cemetery was used to bury civilians and soldiers. Later the Singapore government took over ownership of the cemetery and left it unused. The Japanese government decided it would not remove or repatriate the remains of the Japanese dead.

The Japanese Cemetery Park 2

Near the Cemetery, there are several bungalows. The place is in Hougang, in the North-east of Singapore.

 

During World War II, the cemetery was used to bury civilians and soldiers. Later the Singapore government took over ownership of the cemetery and left it unused. The Japanese government decided it would not remove or repatriate the remains of the Japanese dead.

comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 Dec 2015, 00:40
This is a fabulous place, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much, Ray.
Nice low shooting angle.
Ayush Basu: I am pleased you think so, Michael
Sad... but this is what happens sometimes, isn't it...
Ayush Basu: Yes, Elizabeth. Today this is a very serene spot.
i'm glad that they left it as it was Ayush... the spirits live there and wouldn't want to be moved....petersmile
Ayush Basu: I am glad too, Peter. Today this is a very serene spot in Singapore
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 21 Dec 2015, 05:37
once to live once to die, unless you are buddhist!!!
Ayush Basu: I guess you could say that, Elaine.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 21 Dec 2015, 06:16
Much better not to disturb, Ayush
Ayush Basu: I think it worked out ok in the end, Lisl. Today it is a very serene spot.
I think it was a wise decision not to repatriate the remains Ayuh! Fine capture.
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much, Richard.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Dec 2015, 06:57
I love the point of view to get a great view on the stone.
I am glad this is a final rest place for the one that died in battle. We have many of these war cemeteries and the foreigners stay there.
Great picture. When do you travel home?
Ayush Basu: I think it does not make sense to disturb the remains of the dead. The ones who are buried here did not have much peace in their lifetime - leave them alone now that they are dead.
I travel tomorrow morning for my Kolkata, for two weeks. And then back to Singapore in the new year and who knows, perhaps to the Netherlands too, not completely clear at this moment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Dec 2015, 07:00
Everybody is at peace from the horrors of the past
Ayush Basu: Well summed up, Chris. And I suppose it is a good thing in that sense that the dead are not being disturbed.
Astrid and I often talk about our final resting place, which is a bit different when you plan to be cremated. But I can imagine what it must feel like to the relatives of such cemeteries. A place to "rest" somehow is important to those who remain....

Enjoy your time in Kolkata, Ayush. And let's hope you DO come back to the Netherlands in 2016. That would be wonderful.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 21 Dec 2015, 07:57
I like how you provide the Japanese angle to this picture.
In a way sad but this is where they lived and died so perhaps it is right
Although unused it does look as if it is kept tidy.
so no one is taking care of it... how sad...

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