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Graves to be exhumed, relocated

Posted by jtsmyth8 on October 23, 2007

Some 10,000 Muslim graves will be exhumed in November next year in the next phase of the redevelopment of Choa Chu Kang cemetery. These graves, in Blocks 1 and 2 and bound by Muslim Cemetery Paths 3, 4 and 8, will make room for new concrete burial crypts.

Exhumed remains will be moved to new burial grounds along Muslim Cemetery Path 26, about 2.5km west of where they are now.

The exhumation and reburial means two burial systems will be in place in Singapore’s only cemetery open for burial – one for exhumed remains and another for fresh burials.

Under the exhumation and reburial system, claimed remains will be reburied in concrete crypts in groups of eight, with each set of remains wrapped in its own shroud; unclaimed remains will be put 16 to a crypt.

For fresh burials, each crypt will contain only one body.



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