Bukit Brown Cemetery, also known as 'Kopi Sua' or Coffee Hill in the Hokkien dialect, is a Chinese cemetery established in the early 20th century. Opened on 1st January 1922, it filled with burials and was closed sometime in 1929. This interesting, old and lushly vegetated cemetery is still open to the public and has become a home and habitat to a diversity of wildlife. Nature lovers visit to do birdwatching and to look at plantlife, with many 'old fashioned' species or varieties still existing there which are nowadays no longer commonly grown. During the year-end migratory season, many rare migrating bird species may be spotted in this cemetery. Locally rare wildlife such as the Musang or Palm Civet lives here, surviving on the fruit trees growing here such as Rambai, Durian, Rambutan, and Nangka. Our easy stroll on a level, tar road will take us on a loop through the cemetery and back to the main entrance.
Pre-registration and more details with Celine Low at firstname.lastname@example.org giving participants' names, ages and a mobile no.
-Must wear long pants, with socks and covered shoes. Wear long-sleeved shirt if you are attractive to mosquitoes.
-Bring enough water in refillable water bottles and a snack
-Bring poncho, raincoat or umbrella.
Meeting point: Gate at entrance of Bukit Brown Cemetery at Lorong Halwa. Map
Directions: The entrance of Bukit Brown Cemetery has an iron gate. The small road that goes through this gate is called Lorong Halwa (but there may not be a sign showing it). This road is off Sime Road which is off Lornie Road. Sime Road is cut into 2 portions by Lornie Road—Bukit Brown is in the portion that is opposite the Singapore Island Country Club (SICC) golf course and MacRitchie’s forest. If coming from Thomson Road, go onto Lornie Road and Sime Road is on your left with MacRitchie’s forest on your right on the other side of the road. Turn left into Sime Road and then turn left into Lorong Halwa and you will see the iron gates of Bukit Brown cemetery.
Carpark: Parking can either be outside the gate, or after the gate at the roundabout area.
Nearest MRT: Marymount, change to bus 52 or 74 and alight at the bus stop after the junction of Sime Road with Lornie Road.
Buses: 157 (from Toa Payoh Interchange), 93, 165, 74, 852, 855.
Cost: $13 per person (adult or child)
Website and contact: http://www.cicadatree.org.sg/