Memorial Plaques from Choa Chu Kang, Singapore Jewish Cemetery

December 6, 2009
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In 1974 the government provided space for a Jewish Cemetery at Choa Chu Kang, a large burial ground for people of all faiths and ethnic groups. Approximately six years later the older Jewish Cemeteries in Singapore, Orchard and Thomson Road were claimed by the government for redevelopment.

The remains of those buried in Orchard Road and Thomson Road Jewish Cemetery were moved to Choa Chu Kung, although some families did take this opportunity to have their relatives re-interred in Israel. Most of those re-interred in Singapore now have a small plaque with their name and date of death but a handful of the original tombstones were moved to their new resting place. Photos of these original stones can be found on the main CemeteryScribes website here.

The slide show here is of general views and of each memorial plaque – please note there are over 90 photos. You can pause the slide show or enlarge the photos by clicking on the photos. All these photos are copyright K. Bolton www.cemeteryscribes.com

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