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.


10 thoughts on “54) Wall of tombstones

    natuurfreak said:
    January 8, 2013 at 8:14 am

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

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 8, 2013 at 9:29 am

      Thanks, natuurfreak,! I’m glad you like it! 🙂

    scott2608 said:
    January 8, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Wonderful photos, Sydney!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 8, 2013 at 12:06 pm

      For a lame photographer like I just shoot shoot shoot, But I can see your skill is so much better than mine!
      I have so much things to learn from you guys!

    Angeline M said:
    January 8, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    The photo with the rain tree is especially beautiful!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 8, 2013 at 2:33 pm

      I am you glad it! Thanks, Angeline, you always make my day! 🙂

    domtakis said:
    January 8, 2013 at 3:57 pm

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

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 8, 2013 at 4:33 pm

      I should say is a very unique concept; a boundary wall made up of tombstones that lead us to a boundless world!

    kelihasablog said:
    January 9, 2013 at 5:59 am

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

      Sydney Fong responded:
      January 9, 2013 at 9:51 am

      Thanks, Keli! You are always so generous with your compliments!

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