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Two years ago I would not have thought I would be interested in Bukit Brown, assuming frankly, that it would be exhumed eventually and the land used for development. In a country with a land-scarce national consciousness, that was not unexpected. And this, notwithstanding the fact that my great-grandfather and my grandfather are both buried there. My father’s ashes were scattered at sea, as was his request.

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Bidadari Memorial Garden

The Christian cemetery of Bidadari originally covered an area of 26 hectares with approximately 58,200 graves. The twelve selected headstones of prominent personalities relocated to this memorial garden serves as a reminder of their contributions to Singapore’s growth and development and include those of Dr. Lim Boon Keng, Sir George Edward Noel Oelers, and Alfred John Bidwell.

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