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Singapore cemetery plans unpopular

 BBC News

6 April 2012

In Singapore, where land is scarce, the government has come up against an unusual challenge after announcing plans to build an eight-lane highway through an ancient burial ground.

Activists are calling for the preservation of the century old Chinese Bukit Brown cemetery - home to an estimated 100,000 tombstones - which, they say, is rich in cultural heritage.

The public outcry has called into question the nation's ongoing need to put development ahead of other considerations.

The BBC's Sharanjit Leyl reports.



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/17635772

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