Underneath the shade of the majestic rain tree, this was a lovely place to gather and LTA in their exhumation process, decided naturally they would set up office here as well.
But what was this place used for when Bukit Brown was still a cemetery and there were daily burial processions?
The photo below, sheds some light that there used to a long shaded hut that people would gather prior to actual burials. My suspicion is that is located alongside the rain tree. This photo was taken during the funeral procession of Mr Lim Kim Seng, M.B.E, J.P, the well known Teochew community leader.
|Bukit Brown -date 1967|
Go back even further, this rare pictures below , proves that this long shaded huts existed even during 1925, just a few years after the opening of the cemetery in 1922.
At that time, it was the funeral procession of Mdm Sng Sye Chan in 1925. If you have read the earlier blog, Mdm Sng Sye Chan is Mr Lim Kim Seng's mother. Mr Lim Kim Seng's father was not buried in Bukit Brown has he died in China.
|Taking shelter from the rain -Bukit Brown 1925|
|Bukit Brown 1925|
|Hut located next to a slope|
|Bukit Brown roundabout (prior to March 2012)|
|Bukit Brown roundabout (June 2013)|