Monday, February 11, 2008

Eternal Rest

Someone mentioned to me yesterday, the day that Ah Meng was buried, that she was fortunate to have been given a piece of land in land-scarce Singapore, to be buried in. For most of the rest of Singaporeans, we have to buy a 'high rise condo', albeit amid the lush greenery of Mount Vernon or Mandai, for our final resting place.

This is not to take anything away from Ah Meng, and the grand way Singapore sent her off. She probably deserved it, having been in the service of the country for most of her long life. About 4,000 Singaporeans showed up for the funeral ceremony, to see Ah Meng for the last time, and the place she would be buried, which is at the zoo's Garden with a View, overlooking Seletar Reservoir Lake - an idyll setting if there ever was one.

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