Thursday, January 16, 2014

Cemeteries in Pengerang to be relocated

It is official ! The Johore state government will be closing six Chinese cemeteries in Pengerang and relocating about 3,400 graves to make way for the Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex ). The closure would start as of January 15th 2014 and the affected graves would be relocated to a plot of land in Bukit Gelugor
(about 10km away from Sungai Rengit town).

The graves to be relocated are from:

  • Kg Jawa Darat (Lot 222, 223, 224, 594, 595, 596, 601, 615, 617, 635)
  • Tanjung Kapal (Lot 86)
  • Kg Sungai Kapal (Lot 1261, 1747)
  • Tanjung Dato (Lot 1779)  
  • Tanjung Stapa and Kg Laut (Lot 4188)

Descendants of affected graves are to proceed to the new Chinese cemetery ground for registration and to make necessary relocation arrangements before March 15, 2014. The selection of the new plots at Bukit Gelugor would be done on a first come, first serve basis and enquiries are to be made to the Pengerang Chinese Cemetery Grave Relocation Centre at 016-780 6563 or 014-913 9547 from 9am to 5pm from Monday to Saturday.

According to the report, all costs associated with the relocation of the graves including site preparations for the new cemeteries will be fully borne by the state government and the relocation would be carried out according to Chinese beliefs and rituals. Relocation works would begin by March 16 as soon as the registration period ends.

Related Articles
Chinese Cemeteries in Pengerang, posted on January 2, 2014.
Pengerang in danger, posted on December 21, 2013
Chinese String Puppet Troupe, posted on December 20, 2013
Pengerang Temples, posted on December 17, 2013
Pengerang Battery, posted on December 16, 2013
Day Trip to Pengerang and Sungai Rengit, posted on August 6, 2010.
Trip to Sebana Cove, Pengerang to watch fireflies, posted on April 9, 2007

Six Chinese Cemeteries Make Way for Petroleum Complex. (January 15, 2014). The Star

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