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Title: THE FLOATING CEMETERY
Authors: DIONG FUHAN
Keywords: Architecture
Design Track
Erik Gerard L'Heureux
Thesis
Cemeteries
Issue Date: 2-Jun-2010
Citation: DIONG FUHAN (2010-06-02T08:28:29Z). THE FLOATING CEMETERY. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The floating cemetery is a critique of the concerted effort to compress, reduce and homogenize deathscapes in Singapore, for pragmatic reasons. At present, only 1.29 square kilometers of land at Choa Chu Kang Cemetery is open for burial. Burial is further discouraged through a number of policies such as imposing a higher cost for burial in favour of cremation. A 15 year leasehold on burial plots is implemented. Along with it, entire cemetery grounds are replanned. Concrete foundation and panels are laid on the ground in an effort to make burial and exhumation convenient and sanitized. To regularize it, cemetery grounds are made to resemble a grid, and designed and planned to face the perpendicular of Mecca, whether or not it is a Chinese, Muslim, Hindu or Christian Cemetery. The thesis, therefore, allows for an option to bury and a choice in orientation in the seascape of Singapore.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/223248
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