Most people walk the streets of Singapore without knowing what lies beneath them – or what used to. There were over 20 cemeteries islandwide before most were cleared to make way for new buildings and housing estates. Only one cemetery remains active: Choa Chu Kang Cemetery Complex.
The law states that the burial period for all graves would be limited to 15 years, and once the time is up, grave plots will be exhumed or relocated. While it sounds like a gruesome business, the reality is that the dead will have to give way for the living, especially in a crowded, land-starved city like Singapore.