Sea burials in Tanah Merah: NEA to work with sailing fraternity amid opposition

There has been growing opposition from the sea sports community over the planned facility being built near recreational activity centres. Businesses in the area said they had not been consulted earlier.
There has been growing opposition from the sea sports community over the planned facility being built near recreational activity centres. Businesses in the area said they had not been consulted earlier.ST PHOTO: LOW DE WEI

Environmental impact study planned amid opposition from sea sports community

Since the National Environment Agency's (NEA) plan to build a facility for families to scatter the ashes of loved ones into the sea was first reported last month, there has been growing opposition from the sea sports community.

The unhappiness has to do with the planned facility being built near recreational activity centres such as the National Service Resort and Country Club (NSRCC) Sea Sports Centre and the Ministry of Education (MOE) Sea Sports Centre in Changi Coast Walk.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 07, 2018, with the headline 'Sea burials: NEA to work with sailing fraternity'. Print Edition | Subscribe