Some next of kin who were promised marble plaques for new niches as part of the Mount Vernon Columbarium relocation exercise realised that a similar looking material was used instead by the appointed contractor.
The Straits Times checked with the National Environment Agency (NEA) and learnt yesterday that quartz was used for 8,600 niches when they were relocated to government columbaria in Mandai and Choa Chu Kang.
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