28 Oct '17, 12am

Peep into Haw Par Villa's death museum

Singapore's first death museum is set to open its gates at theme park Haw Par Villa this weekend. Called Hell's Museum, visitors will get a sneak peek into the space which aims to expose them to Asia's death rituals, funerary practices and various religious beliefs on the afterlife. It will be officially launched in June next year. This comes at a time when topics of dying and death are losing their taboo in Singapore. In recent years, social groups have organised talks and activities on death, including ongoing effort Both Sides, Now which uses the arts to get heartlanders to talk openly about death. The decision to have a theme park operate a death museum drew mixed reactions though. Sociologist Paulin Straughan said that while talking about departures "may break down some of the misconstrued barriers that we have", she believes the topic "should be handled by faith bodi...

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