Manila’s Chinese Cemetery in the northern part of Metro Manila is the place where rich Chinese people are buried or cremated. Each tomb shows different style and often includes a specific ornament related to the man’s business. For example, a steel magnate’s tomb was made from steel (unlike other tombs which were made from marble or stone), also a glass tycoon put a beautiful glasswork in front of his tomb.
This is the place where rich Chinese people show the world their wealth and power for the last time. The former king of noodle has a crown above his tomb.
Another rich man has a tomb which is air-conditioned.
Another wealthy individual has a garden around her tomb.
The founder of this cemetery intended to make this place open for all religions. That’s why in the main temple we can see Buddha, Confucius and Jesus figurines all in one glass box at the center of the temple.
My guide said that every Sunday this place is always crowded with families visiting the tomb of their parents or grandparents. In fact, he said, it almost feels like a festivity every Sunday. Such a cemetery, don’t you think?
To get to this place is quite easy. You can refer to my other post.
That’s all and bye for now.