SLA to commence exhumation of graves at Kwong Hou Sua Cemetery

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5 November 2008

The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) will soon be commencing the final phase of the exhumation of the graves at the Kwong Hou Sua Teochew Cemetery (off Woodlands Road). The land, which is approximately 70,000sqm, is planned for industrial developments. In October 2008, LTA had commenced the earlier phase of the exhumation for the portion of the land required for the Downtown Line depot development.


2 About 1020 graves will be affected under Phase 2. The next-of-kin or descendants are to register their claims of their ancestor’s remains by 17 April 2009. Public exhumation is scheduled to commence from March 2009 and to be completed by end June 2009.

3 Claimants can obtain more information from the SLA Enquiry Line (Tel: 6323 9829) or our website @ They can also e-mail their questions to


Issued by:
The Singapore Land Authority
5 November 2008


(i) Annex A: Location map
(ii) Annex B: Photo of cemetery

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Singapore Land Authority (SLA) is a statutory board with the Ministry of Law. Its mission is to optimise land resources for the economic and social development of Singapore. SLA is responsible for the direct management of some 14,000 hectares of State land and about 5,000 buildings. It is also in charge of land sales, leases, acquisitions and allocation, developing and marketing land-related information, and maintaining the national land information database through digitised land information services. SLA is also the national land registration authority for property transactions, and the issuance and guarantee of land titles in Singapore. It also manages and maintains the national land survey systems, including the defining of boundaries or legal limits of properties based on a coordinated cadastre survey systems.