The National Environment Agency (NEA) has put up a post to inform the public that the cementing of passageways between graves is not allowed.
The agency cited concerns over mosquito breeding, and a hazard that could cause visitors to trip and fall.
Cementing of passageways has led to water stagnation & promotes mosquito breeding
According to NEA's Facebook post, notices at Block N-1-13 plots at Choa Chu Kang Cemetery have been put up to inform the next-of-kin of the deceased that cementing of passageways between graves is not allowed.
The agency explained that cementing of passageways between graves has led to water stagnation, which would promote mosquito breeding.
As of July 27, 2020, the total number of dengue cases in Singapore for this year has exceeded 20,600.
On top of the concerns over mosquito breeding, NEA highlighted that the cemented passageways may cause visitors to trip and fall, as it is raised.
According to NEA, the following modifications are not allowed for all re-interment grave plots:
- No monuments or structures are to be erected within the concrete crypt cover frames
- Cementing of the passageway between graves is not allowed
- MUIS: 6238 4504
- NEA Cemetery office: 6793 7912
- Feedback form available on the NEA website
- myENV or OneService mobile applications
Top image via NEA/Facebook