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Exhibition on Bukit Brown Cemetery opens Saturday

A diverse range of documents, photographs and objects about the Bukit Brown Cemetery will be displayed at a three-month long exhibition held at the National Library which opens from Saturday (July 19) to October 10.

SINGAPORE: A diverse range of documents, photographs and objects about the Bukit Brown Cemetery will be displayed at a three-month long exhibition held at the National Library which opens from Saturday (July 19) to October 10.

Visitors will get a glimpse of the documentation process which employed the use of cutting edge technology.

Dr Hui Yew Foong, lead researcher at Bukit Brown Working Community, said: "One is lidar scanning, which scans more broadly and we use it to cover grave clusters or large graves that also cover the settings.

“The other kind is hangout scanning. Hangout scanning will be able to capture data on very intricate carvings on the grave itself.”

The use of such technology helped recreate 3D tombs. The exhibition will cover the origins of the cemetery as well as feature burial artefacts, while maps and aerial photographs will be used to show the cemetery's development.

Visitors will be able to access data related to specific graves through a map-based database on a touchscreen monitor.

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