Singapore’s original crazy rich bedazzled their tombs with tiles: A race to save them as exhumation looms

Decorative tiles at Bukit Brown Cemetery
Singapore’s wealthier residents touted their cultural pedigree by displaying expensive European tiles on their homes and graves. These peacock designs at Bukit Brown Cemetery are set to make way for a housing development.

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David Pierson is a Southeast Asia correspondent for the Los Angeles Times in Singapore.