After all, they’re going to be occupied longer:
Hong Kong real estate now more expensive for the dead than the living
This is not exclusive to Hong Kong either. In certain Catholic countries – the Church was for centuries against the idea of cremation – a grave is for some few years. Until the body is largely decomposed when it is taken up again, properly flensed and the remaining bones then placed in an ossuary.
This is not some ghastly memento of Cambodia’s Killing Fields. Actually a not abnormal sight in southern Europe.