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The Japanese Cemetery Park (Japanese: 日本人墓地公園; rōmaji: Nihonjin bochi kōen) is a Japanese cemetery and park in Hougang, Singapore. It is the largest Japanese cemetery in Southeast Asia at 29,359 square metres, consisting of 910 tombstones that contain the remains of members of the Japanese community in Singapore, including young Japanese prostitutes, civilians, soldiers and convicted war criminals executed in Changi Prison. It was gazetted as a memorial park by the Singapore government in 1987.
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I really like cemeteries, because its always a trip back to the history. the cemetary is well maintained and there are many boards with plenty of informations about the deceased persons and the... more »
The cemetery goes all the back to the 19th Century. A Japanese brothel owner, Tagajiro Fukaki, donated 7 acres of his rubber plantation to be used as a burial ground for young Japanese women who died.... more »
Very peaceful cemetery park indeed. The walkway is slightly run down, but otherwise the place is well maintained. The place contains the rich heritage of Japanese culture that has been in Singapore since the pre-independence era. It is a wonderful place to visit to learn more about the first few Japanese who visited Singapore.
Very peaceful cemetery set a beautifully kept park. The Japanese Cemetery is a very respectful commemoration to the members of the Japanese community throughout the history in Singapore. Some information is in English, obviously graves and most other signs are in Japanese. Just go armed with a full phone battery to take pictures and Google the fascinating history.
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