Lavish funerals in vogue as rich Asians go out in style

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A gold-plated casket, priced at 388,000 ringgit ($125,000), is on display at the Nirvana Memorial Centre in Kuala Lumpur September 22, 2010. Demand for luxury funerals is booming in Southeast Asia, driven by the rising ranks of the wealthy in the region. Photo taken September 22, 2010. To match Reuters Life! MALAYSIA-FUNERALS/ REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad