21,000 Mt Vernon niches to make way for Bidadari estate
Smaller complex will replace current one; niches will be relocated to 3 places
A cloud of uncertainty is hanging over affected funeral agencies following news that the Mount Vernon columbarium complex will have to make way for the new Bidadari estate.
The move affects some 21,000 niches there and may force two private operators out.
A smaller complex will be built to replace the current one, but it is unclear whether private operators will still be allowed to run funeral services there.
Bidadari is set to offer 10,000 new public homes and 1,000 private units, with the first few Housing Board flats to be ready in 2015.