On the trail of secret spots

Secret Singapore, which will be out next month, details the heritage and stories behind the country's obscure places

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Bukit Brown cemetery, the largest Chinese cemetery outside China, is known for its huge collection of ornate, well-preserved tombstones, including those flanked by imposing statues of Sikh guards.

But it was a pop of colour from decorative tiles depicting pastoral scenes such as a Dutch windmill and European mountains that caught Heidi Sarna's eye while she was cycling through the cemetery last year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 09, 2021, with the headline On the trail of secret spots. Subscribe