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54) Wall of tombstones


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If you happen in Fort Canning Center, you’ll see two brick walls on both sides that fill up with tombstones.

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These tombstones was salvaged from the Old Christian Cemetery which established around 1819, and it was the first burial ground for westerners in Singapore.

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You’ll able to see many pioneers of Singapore in the row of Heroes.


Mr. George Coleman may be watching me at somewhere, but I can’t locate him with certain disappointment!

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Paying them the highest respect and honor.

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Faces of glory.

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At the Northwest direction, there are a few men standing for over hundred years.

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The group of 12 graves are; Wladimir Astafiew, Elliot Charles Bovill, Nelson William Cashin, William Cuppage, Hans Hermann Eschke, Arthur D. Forbes, George Thompson Hare, Chik Hassan, LDMA Hooglant, Jean Rudolph Lambert, Lee Khia Soon, and William Ronaldson.

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An old rain tree is their wisdom companion.

Author: Sydney Fong

Hi, I am Sydney, a Singaporean. Making a living as an Architectural Illustrator, 3d product designer and visionary. My blog entails categories of my interest, joy, upheaval of life and its destiny. Every post has its own characteristic. It conveys a story of its own, and the life of its owner.

10 thoughts on “54) Wall of tombstones

  1. You’ve done a great job.Very interesting and nice photos

  2. Wonderful photos, Sydney!

  3. The photo with the rain tree is especially beautiful!

  4. It is always interesting how graveyards look in different places, a unique reflection of the culture and the idea of sacred space.

  5. Sorry about the green icon, but just wanted to say I love today’s blog. Love the pictures as much as the information! :D

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