George Coleman

A seclude path to heaven

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I was so enthralled by this sloppy path next to the tomb wall of Fort Canning Hill.  The fascination came from the tomb walls which were the collection of tombstones salvaged from the old Christian Cemetery.  They were the pioneers from the western country in the 18th Century, one of them is George Coleman.

The secluded path is at the back of this wall
The seclude path is at the back of this wall

It is situated on both sides of the Fort Canning Centre.  This is the back of the tombstones where it caught my eyes with the lovely afternoon beam.

The right side of tombstones wall
The right side of tombstones wall

Standing above the stairway and making guesses.  Trying to inject the image of a holy land into my rocky mind!  This could be the path where the most honorable contributors of the past saunter in and out daily, presenting us with the warmest and innocent smile.

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.