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Fort Canning Park, Singapore: 18 reviews and 41 photos

  Headstones in the wall @ Fort Canning Park
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What a surprise it was to find extremely old Tombstones embedded in an old wall at Fort Canning Park. I really enjoy old cemeteries!

This area was a very early Christian cemetery which was used until the end of 1822. The burial ground has gone, but left behind are the Tombstones that are embedded in the wall.
1821 is the oldest Tombstone [ John C. Collingwood of the ship 'Susan] which is embedded in the wall surrounding the old cemetery.
Many prominent people are buried here alongside early pioneers including Chinese Christians.
The gravestones and memorials were imported from Calcutta, India.

This historical cemetery took me back in time, and made me realize that many people died young in early Singapore because of disease. Now, Singapore is nearly sterile, it is so clean!

Gothic Gates, that were built in 1846 lead you into the cemetery area.

Phone: +65 1800 471 7300
Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Canning

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 28, 2011
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