Exhumation plans on hold for 1930s grave at Moonstone Lane after heritage community digs up its history

The initial plan, based on the notice by the Singapore Land Authority and the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis), was to exhume the grave and move the remains to the Pusara Abadi Muslim cemetery in Lim Chu Kang on March 26, 2019, or therea
The initial plan, based on the notice by the Singapore Land Authority and the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis), was to exhume the grave and move the remains to the Pusara Abadi Muslim cemetery in Lim Chu Kang on March 26, 2019, or thereafter.ST PHOTO: KHALID BABA

SINGAPORE - A small building, partially embedded in the wall of a warehouse at 49 Moonstone Lane, near the Kallang River, has housed the grave of someone named Syeda Sharifah Zainah Al-Habsyi for decades.

The authorities had initially slated the pre-World War II grave for exhumation based on an on-site notice from March 9.

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