Other than being a great place to do birdwatching, Bukit Brown is a good place to reflect on a time long past. A number of well known people in the Chinese community were buried here as well and there are many tombs here engraved beautifully and decorated with the traditional chinese symbols popular at that time. There are some more "modern" ones as well which consist of Sikh guards.
As you walk among the one's resting in eternal rest, you take time to reflect that you are looking at your eventual fate as well. As i look at the faces & names at the gravestones, i do sometimes wonder, what kind of live have they led, the legacy they left behind.
As time marches, mother nature slowly takes over and engulfs some of this memorials that have been forgotten by its descendants. Left unattended, they too, will soon disappear.
|Fern covered grave|
Depending on ones belief, we await the day when the soul will be freed from the decaying flesh..Free from the bondage of sin to transcend to a higher plane.
Till then, the shades of the branches of the Rain tree and the maid guardians are their loyal companion.
|I shall be by your side forever|
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