FINAL NOTICE OF EXHUMATION OF GRAVES (PART OF) AT BUKIT BROWN AND SEH ONG CEMETERIES
The Bukit Brown and Seh Ong Cemeteries are old burial grounds located on State land off Lornie Road. These cemeteries have been closed for burial since the early 1970ís. Part of the burial grounds (see location map below) is required for the development of the new dual four-lane road. The Land Transport Authority of Singapore (LTA) will undertake the exhumation of the affected graves.
LTA would like to call on the next-of-kin/descendants (claimants) of the deceased buried in the graves whose tombstones have been marked by LTA in this section of the cemetery ("the Affected Graves") to register by 14th April 2013 their claims of ancestors' remains via one of the following methods:
The list of names of the deceased which can be discerned from the tombstones of the Affected Graves (excluding those graves that have been claimed) can be viewed Here. However, this list could not be comprehensive as some of the deceasedís full names cannot be discerned from the tombstones due to age and wear-and-tear. Next-of-kin/descendants who may have ancestors buried within the affected boundary should also contact LTA to confirm if their ancestorsí graves are affected by the exhumation exercise.
LTA would also like to inform claimants who have registered their claims of ancestors' remains, that the exhumation of the Affected Graves will be carried out in stages after 15th April 2013. All registered claimants will be notified via post prior to the exhumation date.
No further notice or reminder will be issued after this Notice.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR CLAIMANTS
EXHUMATION AND CREMATION RELATING TO CLAIMED GRAVES BY LTA
Claimants may engage their own contractor to exhume the graves at their own cost before 31st May 2013. LTA will bear the cost of cremation and provision of niches at a Government crematorium and columbarium.
All Affected Graves which are not claimed by 14th April 2013 will be exhumed in accordance with Government practice for unclaimed graves and the remains cremated individually. The ashes will be kept by LTA and thereafter scattered at sea if they remain unclaimed within 3 years after the date of the exhumation.