Marble plaques to replace quartz ones for 8,600 niches in columbarium relocation exercise

The Mount Vernon Columbarium Complex, which will make way for the upcoming Bidadari estate.
The Mount Vernon Columbarium Complex, which will make way for the upcoming Bidadari estate.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - A company contracted to provide marble niche plaques but used quartz for 8,600 niches in the Mount Vernon Columbarium relocation exercise is contacting the deceased's next-of-kin to see if they want the plaques replaced as originally promised.

SLS 518 Pte Ltd was awarded a National Environment Agency (NEA) tender last year to relocate 20,000 niches at the Mount Vernon Columbarium Complex, which is making way for the upcoming Bidadari estate.

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