The Japanese Cemetery Park: A quiet space for both the dead and living

The Japanese Cemetery Park functioned as the primary burial ground for Japanese residents in Singapore until 1973, when the government passed a law prohibiting further burials at 42 cemeteries.
The Japanese Cemetery Park functioned as the primary burial ground for Japanese residents in Singapore until 1973, when the government passed a law prohibiting further burials at 42 cemeteries.ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
The Japanese Cemetery Park functioned as the primary burial ground for Japanese residents in Singapore until 1973, when the government passed a law prohibiting further burials at 42 cemeteries.
The Japanese Cemetery Park functioned as the primary burial ground for Japanese residents in Singapore until 1973, when the government passed a law prohibiting further burials at 42 cemeteries.ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
The Japanese Cemetery Park functioned as the primary burial ground for Japanese residents in Singapore until 1973, when the government passed a law prohibiting further burials at 42 cemeteries.
The Japanese Cemetery Park functioned as the primary burial ground for Japanese residents in Singapore until 1973, when the government passed a law prohibiting further burials at 42 cemeteries.ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
The Japanese Cemetery Park functioned as the primary burial ground for Japanese residents in Singapore until 1973, when the government passed a law prohibiting further burials at 42 cemeteries.
The Japanese Cemetery Park functioned as the primary burial ground for Japanese residents in Singapore until 1973, when the government passed a law prohibiting further burials at 42 cemeteries.ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
The Japanese Cemetery Park functioned as the primary burial ground for Japanese residents in Singapore until 1973, when the government passed a law prohibiting further burials at 42 cemeteries.
The Japanese Cemetery Park functioned as the primary burial ground for Japanese residents in Singapore until 1973, when the government passed a law prohibiting further burials at 42 cemeteries.ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
The Japanese Cemetery Park functioned as the primary burial ground for Japanese residents in Singapore until 1973, when the government passed a law prohibiting further burials at 42 cemeteries.
The Japanese Cemetery Park functioned as the primary burial ground for Japanese residents in Singapore until 1973, when the government passed a law prohibiting further burials at 42 cemeteries.ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG

SINGAPORE - A World War II commander, a Japanese prostitute from the early 20th century and one of Sun Yat-sen's personal physicians have one thing in common.

All three share their final resting place here in Singapore at the Japanese Cemetery Park in Chuan Hoe Avenue.

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