Battlefield Archaeology in Singapore – Bukit Brown

Jon Cooper, a battlefield archaeologist who last year excavated a World War II battle site in Singapore, has a video series on another potential battlefield site – the Bukit Brown Cemetery. The cemetery is one of the oldest existing cemeteries in Singapore, housing the graves of a number of notable people in Singapore’s history. It is also the site for a contemporary battle between the government who want to build a road through part of the cemetery (thus destroying some of the graves), and heritage enthusiasts.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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