Shedding light on history behind Telok Blangah graves

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Heritage researcher Sarafian Salleh, seen here at the Marang Cemetery, has run tours of the area with Temasek Rural Exploring Enthusiasts and civic group My Community since stumbling upon the site and its graves in 2008.
Heritage researcher Sarafian Salleh, seen here at the Marang Cemetery, has run tours of the area with Temasek Rural Exploring Enthusiasts and civic group My Community since stumbling upon the site and its graves in 2008. ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

One is that of founder of village that stood there, giving clues to area's early settlements

At the foot of a jogging path leading to the Mount Faber cable car station is an overgrown cemetery consisting of some 200 old, abandoned tombs.

The stories of who these Marang Road graves belong to are a mystery, even to heritage researchers of the area like Mr Sarafian Salleh.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 26, 2019, with the headline 'Shedding light on history behind Telok Blangah graves'. Print Edition | Subscribe