Just a ten minute walk from JAM! through the winding backstreets of a Chinese-Muslim-Thai neighbourhood sits one of the city’s most bizarre public parks. It is the former Tiajew Chinese cemetery, now converted into a public recreation space – but the graves have not been removed! In addition to laying wreathes and burning incense, the park is a popular place to jog, park motorbikes, work out in the openair gym and my favourite – do karaoke! Karaoke machines are kept in green locker-like structures along the pathways and in the evenings they become popular spots for a bit of singing among the graves – all with an interesting view of the cemetery markers, big tropical trees and city skyline in the background.
Tiajew cemetery – singing to the dead11 08 2012