23 Mar '11, 3am

Teochew grave found in Yishun (via ST iPhone App)

Teochew grave found in Yishun (via ST iPhone App)

Madam Sim Seok Inn's grave marker (above) and the remains of her ceremonial funeral clothes were found at the site next to Block 711 Yishun Avenue 5 on Monday. -- PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO A GROUP of construction workers at a lift-upgrading site in Yishun hit upon a grisly find on Monday - the forgotten grave of a woman who died in 1971. Rotten wooden planks, a grave marker bearing her name, age and date of death, and even the remains of her ceremonial funeral clothing were found in a pit at the site next to Block 711, Yishun Avenue 5. The site foreman, who wanted to be known only as Mr Lee, told Shin Min Daily that his workers had been excavating the site when they came across what appeared to be the remains of a wooden coffin. They next found the grave marker, which was in good condition. The grave marker identified the dead woman as Madam Sim Seok Inn, who died on Sept 14, 1...

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