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Bukit Brown 8: Construction

Since many of you have inquired about the status of the expressway construction, I thought of sharing this picture. It can be seen that work has already commenced, there is a partition erected, so the project has already acquired land on the other side of the partition. The graves on this side are not affected... for now.

Bukit Brown 8: Construction

Since many of you have inquired about the status of the expressway construction, I thought of sharing this picture. It can be seen that work has already commenced, there is a partition erected, so the project has already acquired land on the other side of the partition. The graves on this side are not affected... for now.

comments (20)

Rather startling to see...
Ayush Basu: It looks like a stand-off, Larry.
Oh goodness!
Ayush Basu: Does look like a bit of a standoff does it not, Elizabeth?
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 5 Jan 2018, 04:23
What a wonderful image, Ayush...it seems to be set out like a battlefield, with the cemetery pitted against the pestilence we might call "progress".
Ayush Basu: It looks like a stand-off, Ray.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 5 Jan 2018, 05:02
That is quite the construction and what a view.
Ayush Basu: For the time being, things go as seen here in the image, the future will tell us more, Astrid.
Let's hope they will all still RIP, Ayush. They and their families!
Ayush Basu: For the time being, perhaps they will be left alone in peace, Ginnie. We do not know in another decade or so!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 5 Jan 2018, 06:01
Is there a possibility that the cemetery could be "taken over", Ayush, or is it sacrosanct?
Ayush Basu: Well the place with the construction has already been taken over, Lisl. In land hungry Singapore, there is nothing sacrosanct.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 5 Jan 2018, 06:35
Looks like big engineering Ayush
Ayush Basu: Yes, I am glad I have this shot, Chris. Perhaps six or eight lane expressway coming up.
Impressionnante prise de vue ..
Ayush Basu: Merci, Claudine.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Jan 2018, 07:15
Hopefully the graves will be left alone. There's a fair bit of scaffolding down on the construction site.
Ayush Basu: It looks like a stand-off, Alan. This is perhaps a six or eight lane expressway coming up.
The march of progress is no respecter of anything Ayush
Ayush Basu: In land scarce Singapore, that is often the truth, Bill.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 5 Jan 2018, 08:49
The graves look to have sunk Ayush.
Ayush Basu: You could be right, Chad.
A great contrast - Old and New
Ayush Basu: A bit of a truce for the time being, Martin.
looks like the dead might be a little worried about their eternal resting place!!
Ayush Basu: In land scarce Singapore, that is often the truth, Elaine.
Surely the authorities won't allow building over the cemetary.
Ayush Basu: The ones at the construction site have been exhumed and the ones seen are safe for now, Brian.
Is it possible the graves will be saved?
Ayush Basu: For the time being, the ones on this side of the partition are safe, Mary.
One hopes they won't be affected - they should be left to the attention of future archaeologists!
Ayush Basu: Yes but in land scarce Singapore, one can never be too sure, Tom.
It does make a nice composition.
Ayush Basu: Yes, I am glad I have this shot, Michael.
Dommage qu'il y ait des travaux si près de ce beau site.
Ayush Basu: Yes, I am glad I have this shot, Martine.
  • Roland-T
  • United States
  • 6 Jan 2018, 10:28
A very good photo!
Ayush Basu: Thank you, Roland and a very happy new year to you.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Jan 2018, 17:25
It seems rather close to those graves to me.
Ayush Basu: I agree, CP. The site had more than 90,000 graves at some point and now an eight-lane expressway cuts through it - so you can imagine how close they are going to get.

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