05 Feb '12, 5am

Heritage Society puts out its position paper on Bukit Brown

The Singapore Heritage Society stands firm on wanting the Bukit Brown Cemetery to be preserved fully as a heritage park, it said in a position paper released late on Saturday night. In its position paper, found at http://snipurl.com/shspositionbukitbrown, and Facebook note, found here, it added it was 'deeply disappointed' with the government's decision to continue with a road through a corner of the historic burial ground, and decried the lack of genuine public consultation before both zoning and road-building decisions were made: 'SHS regrets there was no consultation prior to the decision, and urges the government to consider alternatives that would not destroy the heritage value in the cemetery.' The 223-hectare cemetery, which is slated for residential use under the 2001 URA Concept Plan, is the resting place of notable migrants like Cheang Hong Lim and Chew Joo Chiat...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/...

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