ONCE a cemetery, currently a recreation area and green space, the 93ha comprising the new Bidadari estate is expected to accommodate 11,000 residential units in the near future.
After exhumation was completed in stages between 2001 and 2004, the graveyard became a favourite haunt of joggers looking to train on its rolling terrain and in its green tranquillity.
With the first Housing Board Build-To-Order flats to be launched by 2015, and expected to be completed in 2018, the landscape will stay the way it is now for a little longer.
The natural beauty, the heritage and the spirit of the place were captured - in a different light - using a specially modified infrared digital single-lens reflex camera.
(Infrared light is invisible to the human eye but can be felt as heat. In black-and-white infrared photography, light wavelengths between 700 and 900 nanometres, invisible to the human eye, are captured. As foliage and vegetation tend to reflect infrared light, these appear white and blue skies appear black, resulting in landscape photographs with a surreal, dreamlike effect.)