There are nearly 3000 neatly aligned graves amongst the many high-rise apartments of Holland Close. Built in 1969, this is the Ying Fo Fui Kun Cemetery, better known as the Hakka Cemetery. The beginnings of the Hakka Cemetery trace back to 1822! This area used to be both a village and burial ground and was chosen because the Chinese often saw the building of cemeteries on top of hills as being highly auspicious. But now, with the exception of 12 coffins, all other bodies were exhumed and cremated into urns that are buried under the nearly 3000 graves. uniformed rows and identically simplistic tombstones, a distinct deviation from the large bold engravings often associated with Chinese graves.
Learnt something new today... 🤔