Monday, 18 July 2011

walking within the grounds of Bukit Brown!

walking within the perimeters of Bukit Brown Cemetery is certainly peaceful and rewarding. The cemetery is home to many bird species and wild life, and has as such, become popular with nature lovers as well as people just wanting to enjoy a pleasant walk and to experience the peace and quiet that is Bukit Brown Cemetery....
Bukit Brown Cemetery, also known to the local community as Kopi Sua or Coffee Hill, was a public Chinese cemetery that had been established in the early 20th Century. It is located between Lornie Road and Mount Pleasant Road, and off Sime Road and Kheam Hock Road, and is still in existence today, despite being abandoned.

To reach Bukit Brown Cemetery, do read my previous blog posting on "The Walk To Bukit Brown", in this blog  post we are continuing our walk through the cemetery grounds so you can experience the natural beauty of the area and perhaps consider exploring here yourself. Though it is always recommended that you travel - for safety - with a small group in case you become lost or lose your footing, no one would hear you if you called out and even using your cell phone it would be difficult for others to be able to locate you!

The roads and pathways circle around a large unspoilt open area of grassland and dense areas of jungle and trees left to spread and tower unchecked by the growth of the city. Creepers are everywhere, tangling the undergrowth and strangling some of the old tombstones, while many ferns thrive in this shaded refuge.

If you are walking here with your friends please be aware there are many graves throughout the grounds and show respect for the departed by avoiding walking on the actual grave, this also applies if you are walking with dogs. By all means allow the dogs to roam free, but do keep them away from the graves and don't forget to clean up after them!

this is Bukit Brown Cemetery, 
an historical gem!

a few of the blog posts in my "walk series" are as follows:

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