Wednesday, January 27, 2010

19th century tombs at bukit timah rd

while looking for the candlenut tree at the eco garden, we did a bit of exploring on a sloping piece of land between the former singapore management university and the present jacob ballas children's garden.

we found at least three graves, two of which the tombstones are clearly seen but the tombstone of the third one has almost been wrapped up by the roots of a banyan tree. i had to get closer to read the inscriptions on the granite slab.

two of the graves were believed to have been constructed in 1842, making them one of the oldest chinese tombs still around. the other was built in 1888.

you can go to this blogsite to read more about the history of these tombs.


Joe said...

Former NIE grounds?

Lam Chun See said...

YG. Do you mean the former University of Spore? Can you pls be more specific as to where these two tombstones are found?

It is only after I started blogging about the old Spore that I realised that in the Bt Timah area there used to be so many cemeteries.

yg said...

chun see, yes, it's between the tower block and the jacob ballas children's garden.