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Luxury living for the dead

<p>Sales agents and visitors sit in the lobby of Nirvana Memorial Garden columbarium in Singapore May 15, 2010. A purported"six star" columbarium, a place where the urns holding the remains of the dead are stored,  is Singapore's first luxury final resting place and the brainchild of Malaysian-based NV Multi Corp which has other similar projects in Southeast Asia. REUTERS/Edgar Su </p>

Sales agents and visitors sit in the lobby of Nirvana Memorial Garden columbarium in Singapore May 15, 2010. A purported"six star" columbarium, a place where the urns holding the remains of the dead are stored, is Singapore's first luxury final...more

Sales agents and visitors sit in the lobby of Nirvana Memorial Garden columbarium in Singapore May 15, 2010. A purported"six star" columbarium, a place where the urns holding the remains of the dead are stored, is Singapore's first luxury final resting place and the brainchild of Malaysian-based NV Multi Corp which has other similar projects in Southeast Asia. REUTERS/Edgar Su

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<p>A general view of the family suite at Nirvana Memorial Garden columbarium in Singapore May 15, 2010. A cubicle in the family suite cost $100,000 upwards and can store up to 8 or more urns. REUTERS/Edgar Su </p>

A general view of the family suite at Nirvana Memorial Garden columbarium in Singapore May 15, 2010. A cubicle in the family suite cost $100,000 upwards and can store up to 8 or more urns. REUTERS/Edgar Su

A general view of the family suite at Nirvana Memorial Garden columbarium in Singapore May 15, 2010. A cubicle in the family suite cost $100,000 upwards and can store up to 8 or more urns. REUTERS/Edgar Su

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<p>A worker arranges altar tablets which light up at the tap of an access keycard at the Nirvana Memorial Garden columbarium in Singapore May 15, 2010.  REUTERS/Edgar Su  </p>

A worker arranges altar tablets which light up at the tap of an access keycard at the Nirvana Memorial Garden columbarium in Singapore May 15, 2010. REUTERS/Edgar Su

A worker arranges altar tablets which light up at the tap of an access keycard at the Nirvana Memorial Garden columbarium in Singapore May 15, 2010. REUTERS/Edgar Su

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<p>Prospective buyers of the niches discuss at the Nirvana Memorial Garden columbarium in Singapore May 15, 2010.  REUTERS/Edgar Su </p>

Prospective buyers of the niches discuss at the Nirvana Memorial Garden columbarium in Singapore May 15, 2010. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Prospective buyers of the niches discuss at the Nirvana Memorial Garden columbarium in Singapore May 15, 2010. REUTERS/Edgar Su

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<p>A worker shows an iPod Touch used to control the lighting, sound and smoke machines used in the funeral ceremony at the Nirvana Memorial Garden columbarium in Singapore May 15, 2010.     REUTERS/Edgar Su </p>

A worker shows an iPod Touch used to control the lighting, sound and smoke machines used in the funeral ceremony at the Nirvana Memorial Garden columbarium in Singapore May 15, 2010. REUTERS/Edgar Su

A worker shows an iPod Touch used to control the lighting, sound and smoke machines used in the funeral ceremony at the Nirvana Memorial Garden columbarium in Singapore May 15, 2010. REUTERS/Edgar Su

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<p>A worker walks past the lounge area of the Royal Suite in Nirvana Memorial Garden columbarium in Singapore May 15, 2010. Niches in the Royal Suite cost $22 000 onwards for a double niche. REUTERS/Edgar Su </p>

A worker walks past the lounge area of the Royal Suite in Nirvana Memorial Garden columbarium in Singapore May 15, 2010. Niches in the Royal Suite cost $22 000 onwards for a double niche. REUTERS/Edgar Su

A worker walks past the lounge area of the Royal Suite in Nirvana Memorial Garden columbarium in Singapore May 15, 2010. Niches in the Royal Suite cost $22 000 onwards for a double niche. REUTERS/Edgar Su

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<p>A sales agent shows the door of a premium niche that lights up at the tap of an access keycard in Nirvana Memorial Garden columbarium in Singapore May 15, 2010.   REUTERS/Edgar Su </p>

A sales agent shows the door of a premium niche that lights up at the tap of an access keycard in Nirvana Memorial Garden columbarium in Singapore May 15, 2010. REUTERS/Edgar Su

A sales agent shows the door of a premium niche that lights up at the tap of an access keycard in Nirvana Memorial Garden columbarium in Singapore May 15, 2010. REUTERS/Edgar Su

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<p>Sales agents talk to a prospective customer about the niches in the Royal Suite at Nirvana Memorial Garden in Singapore May 15, 2010.     REUTERS/Edgar Su </p>

Sales agents talk to a prospective customer about the niches in the Royal Suite at Nirvana Memorial Garden in Singapore May 15, 2010. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Sales agents talk to a prospective customer about the niches in the Royal Suite at Nirvana Memorial Garden in Singapore May 15, 2010. REUTERS/Edgar Su

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<p>Devotees pray as they watch a demonstration of a Buddhist funeral ceremony at Nirvana Memorial Garden columbarium in Singapore May 15, 2010.  REUTERS/Edgar Su </p>

Devotees pray as they watch a demonstration of a Buddhist funeral ceremony at Nirvana Memorial Garden columbarium in Singapore May 15, 2010. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Devotees pray as they watch a demonstration of a Buddhist funeral ceremony at Nirvana Memorial Garden columbarium in Singapore May 15, 2010. REUTERS/Edgar Su

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<p>LED lights pulsate from the head of a Buddha statue during a funeral ceremony at Nirvana Memorial Garden columbarium in Singapore May 15, 2010.  REUTERS/Edgar Su </p>

LED lights pulsate from the head of a Buddha statue during a funeral ceremony at Nirvana Memorial Garden columbarium in Singapore May 15, 2010. REUTERS/Edgar Su

LED lights pulsate from the head of a Buddha statue during a funeral ceremony at Nirvana Memorial Garden columbarium in Singapore May 15, 2010. REUTERS/Edgar Su

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<p>Devotees pray after a demonstration of a funeral ceremony at the prayer hall in Nirvana Memorial Garden columbarium in Singapore May 15, 2010.  REUTERS/Edgar Su</p>

Devotees pray after a demonstration of a funeral ceremony at the prayer hall in Nirvana Memorial Garden columbarium in Singapore May 15, 2010. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Devotees pray after a demonstration of a funeral ceremony at the prayer hall in Nirvana Memorial Garden columbarium in Singapore May 15, 2010. REUTERS/Edgar Su

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