CEMETERIES
There are at present 2 Muslim CEMETERIES in Hong Kong, one in Happy Valley and the other one in Chai Wan. Both CEMETERIES are managed by the Incorporated Trustees of the Islamic Community Fund of Hong Kong.

Happy Valley Muslim Cemetery

According to official Government burial records available with the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department the first burial at Happy Valley Muslim Cemetery was done in 1828. On 15 July 1870 a deed of appropriation was issued under the British rule stating that “a piece of ground situated on the west side of Wong-Nei-Chung Valley and registered in the Land Office as Inland Lot Number 288 by the name of ‘the Mussulman Cemetery’ will be exclusively used by the Mussulman Community for the purpose of a Mussulman Cemetery.”

Happy Valley Muslim Cemetery is also listed on Common Wealth Grave’s Commission and contains 6 burials from First World War and 19 from the Second World War.


Chai Wan Muslim Cemetery

The Chai Wan Muslim Cemetery in Cape Collinson was established in 1963 and is a relatively new cemetery as compared to Happy Valley Muslim Cemetery. Its distinctive feature is its lush green mountainous surroundings and a Masjid where five times daily prayers are offered.

Both CEMETERIES are private; and neither one of them has gardens or parklands. The maintenance of both CEMETERIES is solely by the Board of Trustees and the cost of maintenance is borne entirely by the Trustees through burial fees.

The maintenance work comprises keeping clean and safe all the pathways, repairs and maintenance of slopes within the CEMETERIES, and clearing natural vegetation as and when required.

The Advisory Board of Antiques & Monuments Office designated Chai Wan Cemetery (Cape Collinson Cemetery) as a Grade 3 historic site on 17 May 2010.

For more information please Contact:

Muslim Cemeteries Management Office
Happy Valley Muslim Cemetery,
Hau Tak Lane, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
Tel: (+852) 2575 2967
Fax: (+852) 2574 1040
Email: hvmc@biznetvigator.com