Top Funeral Services in Singapore

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The Top 20 Funeral Services In Singapore

We’ve compiled a list of Top 20 Funeral Services in Singapore, with a variety of companies covering catering to various religious traditions. Check them out below. 

Funeral Service

 

Specialty

Singapore Casket offers funeral pre-planning and will writing services. They have air-conditioned funeral parlors located at Lavendar and Sin Ming, each consisting of 13 halls. There are also 24-hour staff on standby to assist the bereaved family and guests. 

They cater to Buddhist, Taoist, Christian (including Catholic) and Hindu funerals. 

Click here to learn more about their other services.  

Pricing

Contact +65 6293 4388 for pricing details. 

Website

https://www.singaporecasket.com.sg/

Address

131 Lavender St, Singapore 338737

Telephone

+65 6293 4388

Operating Hours

24-Hours 

Review 1

“Very professional funeral services provided when holding my father wake there. Called up Singapore Casket around 10 pm on the night when my father passed on and the staff was very patient and helpful in assisting me securing a cremation appointment over at Kong Meng San Monastery. From package selections to the day when my dad left the Singapore Casket to Kong Meng San Monastery, the staffs were all very professional and thoughtful. They even offered to look after my old mother who was wheel-chair bounded during the trip to the Kong Meng San Monastery. Would like to take this opportunity to give a big Thanks to the staffs who took good care of my dad and his wake during his stays there. Thank you!”

Review 2

“One of the most reputable life services in central Singapore, tell them what you need they will provide the whole package service. Very efficient and helpful. The price can be a bit pricey depends on what you choose but I recommend it if you are a foreigner.”

Review 3

“Very good and professional service done sending of my love ones for the final journey will recommend their service 👍👍👍”

Funeral Service

Ang Brothers Funeral Services Pte Ltd

Specialty

  • Complete funeral service solutions for all religions
  • Buddhist / Taoist / Christian / Catholic / Soka funeral services
  • International repatriation services
  • Funeral pre-planning
  • Import & export of quality caskets

Email

[email protected]

Website

http://www.funeralservicessingapore.com.sg/
AddressBlk 4028 Ang Mo Kio Ind Park 1 #01-219 Singapore 569639

Telephone

(65) 8265 0301 

Review 1

“Made an online enquiry on buddhist funerals and Casper explained to me what is needed and what is not. He advised me to keep the costs low as much as possible as we are a small family. He is a very young, respectable and honest man. Keep up your passion.” – Alfred Goh

Review 2

“Was recommended by my relative to use their service. Very fast response time. They arrived at the morgue just 20 minutes from my call. Very professional and friendly. I highly recommend it to all of my family and friends. Jiayou!” — Magdaleine

Funeral Service

Filial Piety Funeral Services

SpecialtyFuneral Services for Buddhist, Taoist, Catholic, Christian, Soka, Free-thinker. Filial Piety Funeral Services also provides customizable columbarium marble plaques, tombstones, urns, sea burial and direct cremation.
Pricing
  • 3-Days Essential Buddhist Funeral Package at $4980
  • 3-Days Essential Taoist Funeral Package at $7500
  • 3-Days Essential Christian/Catholic/Free-Thinker/Soka Funeral Packages at $4000
  • Direct Cremation Funeral Package at $1380
Websitehttps://www.filialpietyfunerals.com/
Address760 YISHUN STREET 72, #04-308, SINGAPORE 760760
Telephone

(65) 9762 1850

(65) 9385 7701

Operating Hours24 Hours
Review 1“Dear Jonathan and Gekling,
I wanted to thank you for the most beautiful perfect funeral for my step-father, Boon Huat. From meeting you for the first time, to collection of him from NUH, to cremation at Kong Meng San Crematorium, you were superb. I was comforted when he arrived to Sin Ming Palour to find him looking so smart in his own clothes, after spending the last 3 months in a hospital gown. It is exactly how he would have wanted to look. Please convey my thanks to your staff who served with dignity and respect throughout.” -Professor Lim Yuen Ting.
Review 2“To Filial Piety Funeral Services and staff,
I would like to thank you so much for everything you did. The personal service was so much more than I ever expected. I was very pleased with the funeral service, from arriving at SGH to bringing me home. I would not hesitate to recommend your service to anyone.
Thank You so much” – Rachel Lam
Review 3“Dear Gekling,
We just want to express our sincere gratitude for everything you did for us regarding Dad’s funeral. At such a difficult and emotional time, your professionalism and person approach made things so much easier to bear and we were, and still are, truly touches. ” -Ryan Lim, Lau Li Xuan and families”

 


Funeral Service

Singapore Funeral Sanctuary 

Specialty

  • Complete Religious Funeral Services – Buddhist / Taoist / Christian / Catholic / Soka
  • Casket – Cremation Casket / Burial Casket
  • Pre-Planning – Will Writing / Advance Medical Directives / Lasting Power Of Attorney / Funeral Planning
  • Post-Funeral Service – CPF Claim / Insurance Claim / Grant Of Probate / Letter Of Administrator

Email

Website

http://directfuneral.com.sg/
Address52 Ubi Avenue 3 03-47 Frontier, Singapore 408867

Telephone

+65 9639 2492 

Review 1

“Accomodating, professional and imppecable services. Communications are promt and they understood our concerns and needs. I am glad we chose Funeral Sanctuary as their cost are affordable yet solemn.” – Lim May

 

Review 2

Darron and Zick sprung into action when I called them at the last minute to help arrange my aunt’s final rites. They were supportive, efficient and paid incredible attention to detail. When it came to arranging the wake in a dignified and beautiful manner, they accommodated our requests and actually came back on several occasions to check up on how everything was going. A very big thank you to Darren, Zick and their entire team for making my aunt’s last journey a smooth and dignified one that she would have been grateful for.” — Ruth Smalley

 


Funeral Service

Direct Funeral Services 

Specialty

Direct Funeral Services offers packages for Buddhist, Taoist, Christian (including Catholic), non-religious and Hindu funerals. 

Some of their services include:

  • Fully Air-Conditioned Memorial Hall with Complete Audio Visual Systems and Wireless Internet 
  • Curated Caskets
  • Wake Setup
  • Religious Services
  • Dedicated Service Team
  • Customized Funerals 
  • Funeral Wreaths
  • Hearse
  • Post Funeral Services
  • Exhumation & Remains Relocation
  • Repatriation
  • Grief Counselling

Price

  • Buddhist: Packages from $5888
  • Taoist: Packages from $8288
  • Christian, Roman Catholic & Non-Religious: Packages from $4999

Website

http://directfuneral.com.sg/
Address127, Lavender Street, Singapore 338735

Telephone

+65 555 1115

Hours

24-Hours

Review 1

“Direct funerals through Roland and Jammie created a dignified beautiful funeral for my late mother. They were efficient, respectful, professional and anticipated all my needs. The flowers l ordered were just beautiful and l couldn’t have been happier. They provided all l asked for and even upgraded my mother’s hearse to a premium model. I gave my mother the send-off that she wanted with the help of Direct Funerals. They are not cheap but you get what you pay for. Highly recommended.”

Funeral Service

Amazing Grace Bereavement Care

Specialty

Amazing Grace Bereavement Care specializes in Christian (including Catholic) funerals. They offer an air-conditioned funeral parlor, complete with wireless internet. Void deck and funeral options are also available. 

Additionally, they also provide funeral services for infants and children. 

Their funeral packages generally include, but not limited to:

  • Professional Embalming 
  • Wake Setup
  • Complimentary Online Memorial (upon request) 
  • Burial Services
  • Cremation Services
  • Transportation (including Hearse)
  • Tombstone
  • Post-Funeral Services

Website

https://www.amazinggracefunerals.com/

Address15 Yishun Industrial Street 1, Win 5, Singapore 768091

Telephone 

+65 6777 2422

Operating Hours

24-Hours

Review 1

“I just want to say a big thank you to Daniel and his team for providing such a dignified and excellent service for my late father. GOD bless.”

Funeral Service

Casket Fairprice

Specialty

Casket Fairprice offers several options when it comes to funeral parlors. Aside from their fully air-conditioned, wireless internet equipped parlor, they can also help you to book a slot at the following funeral parlors:

  • Sin Ming Funeral Parlour
  • Geylang Bahru Parlour
  • Tampines Parlour
  • Teochew Parlour @ Ubi
  • Church Parlour

They cater to Buddhist, Taoist, Soka, Christian (including Catholic) and non-religious funerals. Click here for a range of funeral services and supplies Casket Fairprice offers. 

Website

https://casketfairprice.com/
Address

Blk 37, Sin Ming Dr, #01-571, Singapore 575711

Telephone

+65 6455 9909

Operating Hours

24-Hours

Review 

“I’m very impressed with Joseph and his team for handling all the wake and cremation services in a professional way. His vast experience is what mattered greatly and his kindness in answering my questions gave me a lot of assurance during my family’s time of grief. I highly recommend Casket Fairprice for funeral services and recommend Joseph as a top-notch Funeral Services Director. From: Mrs Chew”

Funeral Service

Jasa Budi Muslim Casket Services

Specialty

Jasa Budi specializes in Muslim funerals for both local deaths, as well as repatriation services for overseas deaths. Their services include, but not limited to:

  • Hearse transportation
  • Items required to perform a thorough bath, dressing & body wrap for the deceased.
  • Certified staff who will perform religious rites/prayers & recitation of creed for the deceased.
  • Bus transportation for family members, relatives & friends to witness the prayers, recitation of creed & burial of the deceased. (Capacity 50 people). *Transportation to Mosque for prayers is available upon request. 
  • Wooden plank casing & headstone for burial
  • Grave monument construction (carpet grass/ceramic/marble) 
  • Ceramic signboard for the deceased
  • Grave maintenance for 6 months 
Pricing

From $1,170 onwards (local home/hospital deaths) 

Website

https://www.jasabudimuslimcasket.com.sg/
Address271 Pasir Ris Street 21, #04-464, Singapore 510271

Telephone

Hj Salleh: 65 9657 4198
Hjh Jameela: 65 9693 5885

Operating Hours

24-Hours


Funeral Service

Singapore Indian Casket 

Specialty

Singapore Indian Casket specializes in Hindu funerals, handling local deaths, as well as repatriation services to the deceased’s hometown in India. 

Click here for some of their services.  

Pricing

Contact +65 6100 5515 for pricing details. 

Website

http://indiancasket.com.sg/

Address

Northpoint Bizhub, 2 Yishun Industrial Street 1, #02-09, Singapore 768159

Telephone

  • +65 6100 5515 (24-Hour Hotline)
  • +65 9788 5515 (WhatsApp)

Operating Hours

24-Hours

Review 1

“My daddy recently passed away after battling and prolonged illness. As his last wish was to have a Hindu Funeral, we contacted Singapore Indian Casket to be his undertaker. From the day of his demise to spreading his ashes to the sea, we are very impressed with the service that Singapore Indian Casket has provided. We are not very good at Hindu Rites and was guided through each step of the way, taking into account with the respect that was rendered to my late father as well as understanding the loss that the living was experiencing, without any compromise to the necessity of the rites. They are a one-stop solution to ensure that my late father has the proper rites. They have many packages to choose from, and the pricing is reasonable. It can be quite a stressful arranging for the funeral of your loved one, but Singapore Indian Casket was there telling us what needs to be done and getting the additional support for us like Temple bookings, boatmen for the sea ritual, etc. Thank you Singapore Indian Casket.”

Review 2

“I would like to thank Mr Kanthan & Mr Vinod(Buddy) for their funeral service of my beloved sister Saratha. They provided excellent service right from the beginning to the very last procedures. Was very clear with the instructions which were given by them and had been very patient in carrying out the process without any complications. Overall an excellent service providers that I would highly recommend to people who are intending to carry out a funeral service. Two thumbs up”

Review 3

“Within a short time, everything was well-organised, well-timed and well-coordinated. Kanthan and the whole team were really easy to communicate and work with. The explanation provided was simple and comprehensive. We appreciate your advice, teamwork, dedication and professionalism. thank you for everything!”


Funeral Service

An Fu Funeral Services

Specialty

An Fu offers packages for Buddhist, Taoist, and Christian (including Catholic) funerals.
Pricing
  • 3-Day Standard Buddhist Funeral Package from $5800 onwards 
  • 5-Day Standard Buddhist Funeral Package from $6800 onwards 
  • 3-Day Taoist Funeral Package from $7880 onwards 
  • 5-Day Taoist Funeral Package from $8880 onwards 
  • 3-Day All-In Taoist Funeral Package from $13800 onwards 
  • 5-Day All-In Taoist Funeral Package from $14800 onwards 
  • Christian (including Catholic) Funeral Package from $4,580 onwards 

Website

https://www.anfufuneralservices.com.sg/
Address

469 Tampines Street 44, Singapore 520469

Telephone

+65 8606 7573

Operating Hours

24-Hours

Funeral Service

Ang Chin Moh Funeral Directors

Specialty

Ang Chin Moh is a household name in the industry, with 100 years in conducting funeral services. From pre-planning to post-funeral, they cater to Buddhist, Taoist, Christian (including Catholic), non-religious, as well as Soka funerals. 

They also provide customized funerals that will suit the story of the deceased’s life. Child and infant funerals are also available. For overseas deaths, they also provide international repatriation services. 

Despite having a rich and long history, the company is always keeping up with the latest trends in the funeral industry. One of them is the Green Funeral Package, which provides eco-friendly funeral options, such as willow caskets and shell urns. 

PricingContact +65 1800 226 3333 for pricing details. 

Website

https://www.angchinmoh.com.sg/
AddressBlk 88 Geylang Bahru, #01-2724, Singapore 339696

Telephone

+65 9848 5150

Operating Hours

24-Hours

Review 1

“Thank you to all the team at Ang Chin Moh for the funeral arrangements for my mother. The team was professional, thoughtful and sensitive at all times. The immediate family and close friends who paid their respects also shared that the service was extremely well organised. We are very appreciative.”

Review 2

“Extremely professional, the staff is very respectful towards my late uncle as well. When you’re completely lost, the staff will be there to guide you through and will settle everything for you. Very competitively priced too. Highly recommend if you want a peace of mind, you wouldn’t have to worry about anything.”

Review 3

“If you are clueless about which undertaker to choose and are relying on reviews, my siblings and I were once in your shoes. We are clueless about the customs for Taoist rites when our mother passed away and selected this undertaker based on online feedback. The reviews are genuine. Jolene is patient, responsive in answering all our questions at all hours, and listens to our feedback, and acts on them. It was a difficult time for the family emotionally but her professionalism really exceeds our expectation. On top of that, everyone dresses professionally and shows empathy. We’ve made the right choice in going with Ang Chin Moh.”

Funeral Service

Embrace Funeral Services 

Specialty

Embrace Funeral Services caters to Buddhist, Taoist, Christian (including Catholic) as well as non-religious funerals. Additionally, they also provide a funeral emcee who can direct and officiate the rites and customs. 

They can also help someone to pre-plan the funeral, as well as other services, such as sea burial, tombstone & burial, urns & niches, and grave exhumation. 

Pricing

Contact +65 9692 1100 for pricing details. 

Website

https://embracefuneralservices.com.sg/
Address
Blk 87 Geylang Bahru Singapore 339695

Telephone

+65 9692 1100

Operating Hours

24-Hours

Review 1

“A very professional team. When my father passed away, they took care of our needs and really guided us throughout the whole process. We felt really reassured that everything is handled professionally. They did not disappoint us when we once again engaged their service when my grandmother passed away. They did the ritual beautifully and with grace. I have to especially thank Jeffrey for the wonderful emcee that he did during the farewell ceremony. The way they conducted the Buddhist farewell ceremony was really meaningful and brought a nice closure to the funeral process. Good job to Jeffrey and their team.”

Review 2

“This review is dedicated to Embrace Funeral Services for delivering such a smooth and professional service for my late father. The team was attentive and very responsive in their replies. During the funeral, we sat down with Jeffrey for a couple of times and he gave us useful tips on the funeral proceedings and provide other necessary advice. The funeral was done beautifully with the altar set up nicely and everything was executed promptly. It was undeniably a beautiful and dignified send off for my late father. Thank you once again for your team’s service!”

Review 3

“It had been 4 months since we last engaged Embrace for their funeral services. I would like to express our gratitude to Jeffrey and his team for their professionalism delivered during the tough period. Jeffrey not only provided us with advice on funeral rites but also gave useful and accurate post-funeral advice based on his vast experiences which actually helped me to resolve a “problem” faced. In addition, many of our guests also had commented that the altar was beautifully set up, compared to the usual altar arrangements by others. Thank you for your professional assistance and advice.”

Funeral Service

Singapore Funeral Parlour

Specialty

Singapore Funeral Parlour is a building that encompasses several facilities for the bereaved family and their guests. Among the list of facilities include a cafe, catering kitchen, and an embalming room. They cater to Buddhist, Taoist, Christian (including Catholic), Soka, Hindu, and non-religious funerals. 

Pricing

Contact +65 6322 6322 for pricing details. 

Website

https://sfp.sg/en/
Address

91 Tampines Link Singapore 528746

Telephone

+65 6322 6322

Operating Hours

24-Hours

Review 1

“Well designed funeral parlors with parking facilities.”


Funeral Service

Hindu Casket

Specialty

Hindu Casket caters to Hindu funerals. Additionally, they also provide repatriation services for overseas deaths. Click here to learn more about their packages.  

Pricing

Contact +65 6222 4444 for pricing details. 

Website

http://www.hinducasket.com.sg/
AddressBlk 88 Geylang Bahru, #01-2718, Singapore 339696

Telephone

+65 6222 4444

Operating Hours

24-Hours


Funeral Service

Pengurusan Jenezah Sinaran Baharu

Specialty

Pengurusan Jenezah Sinaran Baharu caters bereavement services to the Muslim community. In addition to ambulance and funeral services, they cater to funerals of special cases, such as HIV, transgendered, and decomposed bodies. 

They also offer Funeral Management courses to prepare Muslims in cases of death within the family. 

Pricing

Contact the following personnel for pricing details:

  • Malay or English:
    +65 9677 0673 (Ustaz Haji Roslan) +65 9823 8805 (Puan Intan)
  • Tamil:
    +65 9002 4503 (Brother Shariff)

Website

https://pjsb.sg/
Address537 Bedok North Street 3, Singapore 460537

Telephone

+65 6871 8799

Operating Hours

24-Hours

Review 1

“Their excellent service during the passing of our baby girl.”

Funeral Service

Holyland Casket Singapore

Specialty

Holyland Caskets offer Buddhist, Taoist, Christian (including Catholic), and non-religious funeral packages. Additionally, they also offer repatriation and post-funeral services such as keepsake jewelry, sea burial, and grave exhumation. 
Pricing Contact +65 81275655 for pricing details.  

Website

http://holylandcasket.com/
AddressNo. 24 Sin Ming Lane, Midview City, #07-104, Singapore 573970

Telephone

+65 8127 5655

Operating Hours

24-Hours

Review 1

“Angie, Justin and Jeremy were very understanding and helpful throughout the entire wake and service nights. They were very professional and humble throughout the entire journey. My family is very touched and grateful for their professional service.”

Review 2

“Great Service team, professional. Angie and Justin were very prompt to our queries and provided us with a reasonable package and great service team. Thank You.”

Funeral Service

Mapollo Funeral & Catering Services 

Specialty

Mapollo Funeral & Catering Services is a one-stop funeral service that caters to Buddhist, Taoist, Christian (including Catholic), Soka, Hindu and non-religious funerals. 

Some of their services include: 

  • Funeral Setup
  • Tentage
  • Tables & Chairs
  • Buffet Catering
  • Live-stations with Chef
  • Religious Supplies
  • Funeral Emcee
  • Flowers & Wreaths
  • Transportation Service
  • Funeral Entourage
  • Aircon Resting Room
PricingContact +65 9622 9464

Website

https://www.mfss.com.sg/
Address
Bedok Industrial Park East #03-2050 Blk 3012, 489978

Telephone

+65 9622 9464

Operating Hours

24-Hours

Review 1

“Delivery man was very kind and helpful. Food was very nicely present. Service is very good as there will be a phone call to confirm my order for the next day.”

Review 2

“Great Service. Amazing food! Workers were very friendly and helpful. Definitely recommended!”

Review 3

“Great service and accomodating boss! Food was quality and sumptuous. 10/10 will order again 😃”

Funeral Service

Harmony Funeral Care Singapore

Specialty

Harmony Funeral Care Singapore offers Buddhist, Taoist, Christian (including Catholic), Soka and non-religious packages. 

Click here for the list of services available in each package. For people who are not able to travel to Singapore to visit the bereaved family, they also offer online wake services. 

PricingContact +65 9489 2424 for pricing details. 

Website

https://www.singaporefuneralservices.sg/
Address38 Sin Ming Dr, #01-523, Singapore 575712

Telephone

+65 9489 2424

Operating Hours

24-Hours

Review 1

“Really grateful to Harmony and team for managing the funeral service for our baby who had passed away. The team was amazing and very professional in handling all aspects of the funeral and advising us on our options. Certainly felt like a family member supporting us rather than a vendor we have engaged, with their personal touch.

Will definitely recommend this company. Thank you!

Review 2

“My first experience with Harmony Funeral Care was during my uncle-in-law ‘s wake and was impressed by the team’s good job. Therefore it makes me engage them for my father’s funeral. Without fail, Harmony gave me advice during the pre-planned session and also work towards by last minute changes/new requests. Thank you Harmony for all the good work and turning my father’s funeral into a memorable for my family & friends.”

Review 3

“Thank you very much Harmony and team. 

You all have done such an amazing job. Thank you for the prompt responses from the start and understanding of our requests. Thank you for making it possible for my mum’s relatives and friends in Indonesia to join the wake services online.

Keep up the good work! :)”


Funeral Service

Simplicity Casket 

Specialty

Simplicity Casket offers funeral packages for Buddhists, Taoists, Christians (including Catholics) and Hindus. Additionally, they also offer direct cremation, pre-funeral planning, as well as repatriation services. 

PricingContact +65 6456 7423 or +65 8399 4786 for pricing details. 

Website

https://simplicitycaske.com.sg/
Address
Blk 37 Sin Ming Drive #01-575, Singapore 575711

Telephone

  • +65 6456 7423
  • +65 8399 4786

Operating Hours

24-Hours

Funeral Service

Eesan Casket 

Specialty

Eesan Casket specializes in Hindu funerals. They deal with local deaths, as well as repatriation services to and from Singapore. Some of the countries they repatriate to include India, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. 
PricingPricing starts from $4,00. Click here for more details. 

Website

http://eesancasket.com/
Address32 Perak Rd, Singapore 208148

Telephone

  • +65 9666 9221 (Mr. Naidu)
  • +65 6294 9494 (Office)

Operating Hours

24-Hours

Review 1

(Taken from the official website)

“I wish to convey on behalf of the family of Govindasamy “George” Suppiah, deepest appreciation to Eesan Casket for the professional funeral services. From the time, Eesan Casket arrived in the early morning hours to pick Mr Suppiah’s body, your sincere professionalism, care and understanding were above and beyond anything the family had expected.

The family felt more being guided by a friend throughout the entire ordeal than a perfect stranger. You covered even the smallest details and, most important, treated the family with the utmost care and respect, making us feel that we were your most important customers.
The hundreds of mourners at Mount Vernon Sanctuary and Mandai Crematorium genuinely felt the wake and cremation procedures were a sacredly beautiful Hindu-styled celebration befitting Mr Suppiah’s adored and honoured life, right to his final journey.

Your staff deserve congratulations for exceeding expectations and we had several feedback that Eesan Casket did a “perfect job” for a Made-in-Singapore sporting celebrity and gentleman, who served the country with distinction for 83 years.

If (the late) Mr Suppiah could acknowledge, he would definitely give Eesan Casket deserving applause, too. We’re humbly doing this with this tribute letter. Much thanks, from the bottom of our hearts!”

Review 2

(Taken from the official website)

“To the Management of Eesan Casket,

Firstly a HUGE thank you to the Brothers of Eesan Casket! They were very professional yet compassionate during our bereavement. The staff were very prompt in attending to our family’s needs on the very 1st call we made. It was an extremely beautiful gesture to have arranged a Thevaram singer who was fantastic beyond words.

The hearse for my father-in-law’s final journey was decorated magnificently. Through the minor hiccups, Eesan Casket remained professional and co-operative. The icing was the affordable price for all of the above mentioned.

Special thanks to the staff for patiently explaining and guiding us through the rituals and prayers to be conducted even after the funeral.

Once again, KUDOS to the team and god bless you guys!

Greatly appreciated by all from the family as we are sure our beloved was given the best he deserved!”

Review 3

(Taken from the official website)

“Dearest Brothers of Eesan, I couldn’t find the right words to thank you for the great service you provided in making my dad’s send off a smooth and awesome one. You are a team with a great heart; I noticed all your involvement in the ceremony as my own family members. You paid attention to all my request and fulfilled every single one. You even surprised me in bringing ponn arisi for my daughter Kharthiga my dad’s favourite granddaughter. You are a great team and you are truly an asset to the industry. I am sorry I don’t remember all the names of the team members. Please thank them on my behalf. May your Eesan bless you guys in hundred folds and establish the works of your hands. I truly appreciate the assistance of every single person.”

Funeral Service

SG Muslim Casket 

Specialty

Catering to the Muslim community, they offer round-the-clock doctors to issue CCODs, in addition to their funeral packages.   
Pricing+65 9427 6919

Website

https://singaporemuslimcasket.business.site/
Address205 Henderson Rd, Singapore 159549

Telephone

+65 9427 6919

Operating Hours

24-Hours

Review 1

“Good service. On-time when we were going to the airport.”

Funeral Service

Singapore Christian Funeral Services 

Specialty

Specialising in Christian funerals, their package includes, but not limited to:

  • Coffin
  • Embalming
  • Photo Wreath
  • Table Top
  • Photograph Enlargement
  • 2-way Bus Service
  • Cremation 
Pricing

Pricing starts from $2,800, which covers:

  • Coffin – From $1000
  • Embalming – $450
  • Photo Wreath – $160
  • Table Top – $120
  • Photograph Enlargement – $100
  • 2-way Bus Service – $170
  • Cremation Fee – $100
  • Misc Services – $700

Website

http://www.christianfunerals.sg/
Address38 Sin Ming Dr, #01-523/525, Singapore 575712

Telephone

+65 8254 1411

Operating Hours

24-Hours

Review 1

“Ven and his men did a very professional job especially given the very short notice when my mum was promoted to Glory on 11 Mar 2017. Giving them the max 5-stars ratings is still not enough. THANK YOU VEN, VINCENT and rest of the team. You guys are fantastic and I will not hesitate to recommend your professional services to others.”

Review 2

“Thank you Ven and Vincent for the outstanding service provided for the wake and funeral of my late mother last month. Both of you and your team have exceeded all expectations. Thank you again!”

Review 3

“Thank you to Mr Ven & his team for being so professional & handled all the funeral arrangements efficiently during our mother’s funeral.”

Funeral Service

Divine Events & Funeral Services

Specialty

Divine Events & Funeral Services offer Buddhist, Taoist, Christian (including Catholic), non-religious, as well as Direct Cremation packages at an affordable price. They also offer personalized pre-planning services 

PricingClick here for pricing details. 

Website

https://www.divinefuneral.sg/
Address24 Woodlands Drive 16, #02-02, Singapore 738994

Telephone

+65 8617 5629

Operating Hours

24-Hours 

Review 1

“Divine assisted me to handle my grandmother funeral. Though is a direct cremation, the  Divine team are very professional and guided us thru the whole event. Special thanks to David. Your professional advice have enlightened me and made me feel relief.

Once again thanks to Divine team.”

Review 2

“Excellent service…Reliable ..”

Funeral Service

Nirvana Memorial Gardens

Specialty
  •  The funeral packages could be tailored to the customers’ requirements, according to their respective cultural and religious practices.
  • Provides professionally trained Lady Embalmers, as a form of respect to departed, especially to women.
  • Built with Columbarium which provides a beautiful environment to house the funeral urns.
  • Promotes the funeral pre-planning package and offers the monthly installment with no interest rate. The price is transparent.
  • The checklist is followed and tracked from beginning till the completion of funeral services.
Pricing Call (65) 9238 6601 to get a quote and for pricing details
Websitehttps://www.nirvanafugui.com/
Address950 Old Choa Chu Kang Rd, Singapore 699816
Telephone(65) 9238 6601
Operating HoursOpen 24 Hours
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Holding a Funeral in Singapore 

Death is a process which no one can ever avoid. The people that we treasure may not be around the very next moment. 

That’s why the last thing that we, as kin members, could do for them is to furnish them with a proper send-off into the next stage of wherever that may be. A funeral, including ceremonial rites and cremation or burial, is a mark of respect for the deceased. 

Funeral services can help you take care of the necessary arrangements and procedures, which gives you time and space to grieve and reflect. 

What To Do When A Family Member Passes Away in Singapore? 

Pre-Death

It’s crucial for everyone to plan for their end-of-life matters. Yes, that includes all of us who are young and healthy. A will can ensure your wishes continue to flourish beyond your death and prevent any potential conflict from happening among your off-springs. You can start writing your will as long as you’re at least your 21 years of age and of a sound mind. 

Aside from the will, you’ll also have to make a CPF nomination to ensure that the CPF savings go to your intended beneficiaries. 

You can visit My Legacy for a guide on how to settle your estate matters. 

First Thing To Do Once Someone Passes Away – Obtain a Certificate Cause of Death (CCOD)

For Deaths at Home

If the person dies at home due to a natural cause (i.e. physical illness or body cease to function), contact your family doctor who’s willing to make a house call. Standby all the medical reports to facilitate the doctor in ascertaining that the death is due to medical reasons. 

If the doctor can certify death, he/she will issue a CCOD immediately. 

In the event which your doctor isn’t able to issue a CCOD, or he/she isn’t available for a house call, contact the police immediately. When the police arrive at the scene, they will send the body to the mortuary at the Health Science Authority (HSA), for the pathologist to confirm the cause of death. 

It will probably take up to a day for the police to contact you to head down to the mortuary and claim the body of the deceased. Please remember to bring along the following to the morgue: 

  • The deceased’s medical documents 
  • The medications that were consumed by the deceased
  • Identification documents of the departed and yourself (e.g. NRIC, Passport, Birth Certificate, Driver’s License, etc.)

Do note that the coroner will have the right to review the case and conduct an autopsy. If results for the autopsy claim that the cause of death is unnatural, you and your family member will have to assist the police in conducting further investigations.

For Deaths in the Hospital 

A doctor from the hospital will ascertain the cause of death, as long as it’s of natural causes. He/she will then fill in the CCOD and hand it over to the ward nurse. Standby the deceased’s identification documents to obtain a CCOD from the ward nurse. 

For Overseas Deaths 

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, you need to contact the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission or the MFA duty office at +65 6379 8800. Their website also offers a complete downloadable guide for next-of-kins handling an overseas death. 

Most importantly, before the body is transported back in Singapore, the death must be registered with the relevant authorities of the country where the death occurred. 

Obtain a Death Certificate 

A Death Certificate is an official document that confirms the death of an individual. You have to register the death within 24-hours after the person has deceased.

Before heading to obtain a death certificate, however, you and your family members need to reach a consensus on whether the body should be buried or cremated. 

These are the following places you can obtain a death certificate. 

  • The Registry of Births and Death
  • Police Divisional Headquarters 
  • Neighbourhood Police Centre
  • Neighbourhood Police Post

You will need to bring:

  • Certificate of Cause of Death (CCOD)
  • Identifications of the deceased and yourself (e.g. NRIC, passport, Birth Certificate, or FIN Card).

If you’re obtaining the body at the mortuary, a Death Certificate will be issued right there. 

Place an Obituary 

An obituary is a notice of death that appears in the newspaper. This is not mandatory. It’s to inform members of the public about their passing and to celebrate the life they’ve lived. There’s no specific structure to an obituary, though some suggested information includes:

  • Their full name
  • Details of death, such as date of death, place of death and cause of death
  • Family information
  • Some memorable highlights of their life. 

Click here for more information on how to prepare an obituary. 

Engage a Funeral Director 

A funeral director is responsible for handling administrative and logistical matters in the funeral. He/she can:

  • Arrange for the body of the deceased to be embalmed. Embalming is a process to preserve the deceased’s body by treating it with scientific methods.
  • Arrange for grooming of the dead once embalming is done. This is for viewing purposes at the wake.
  • Liaise with various authorities, such as the Town Council for HDB flats and Traffic Police for landed properties to hold a funeral wake. 
  • Make logistical arrangements during the funeral wake, such as catering, flower arrangement, placement of religious figurines, mourning clothes, portable toilets, brass band, etc. 
  • Liaise with various religious authority to provide clergy to perform religious rights for the deceased. 
  • Provide advice on the Dos and Don’ts based on your customs. 
  • Book burial and cremation slots. 
  • Coordinate post-cremation ashes to be either stored at home or in a columbarium.
  • Coordinate with Maritime Port Authority (MPA) to arrange sea burials. 
  • Prepare for the grand send-off. 

The Funeral Wake

A wake is a social gathering for friends and relatives to pay respects and view the deceased for one last time. It’s also an opportunity for them to offer condolences to the bereaved person. 

Necessities, such as buffet-style food, refreshments and toilet are provided. Visitors are usually encouraged to sign the guest book and offer a simple donation, known locally as “white gold”, as the money’s traditionally wrapped in a white envelope. This money can help the family offset some of the funeral expenses. Friends and companies of the bereaved person may sometimes offer condolence wreaths. 

Islam is one of the traditions where wakes are not part of the funeral process, as the body must be sent for burial within 24 hours, according to customs. Upon claiming of the body, family members or close friends of the same gender will bathe the deceased at least 3 times, before being dressed in a kafan. Once the body is appropriately dressed, the Iman of the mosque will lead the congregation to do a Jenaza prayer, facing the direction of Mecca. Upon completion of the prayer, the body will be sent for burial. Cremation is forbidden in Islam.   

Buddhist Wakes 

A Buddhist wake lasts for 3-7 days. It’s usually held for an odd number of days, signifying the life’s incompletion, with hopes of reincarnation. 

It’s usually held either at the funeral parlour or at the deceased’s home. If the departed lives in an HDB flat, the funeral will usually be held right at the void deck of the block.

Clergies from the affiliated temple will usually perform rituals to assist the deceased to move into the next realm of existence and avoid being a “wandering spirit”. 

Taoist Wakes  

Taoists believe in an eternal life beyond death, with achieving immortality as its goal. That’s why a sacred lamp, signifying the elixir of immortality is placed on the altar table, alongside, 2 large candles, cups of tea, rice and water. The 2 candles symbolise the Sunlight and the Moonlight, the tea represents the Yin energy, the water represents the Yang energy. Uniting these 2 energies in harmony is the job of the rice. There’s also a plate of 5 different types of fruits representing the 5 different elements, namely, earth, fire, wood, metal and water. 

Rituals are required in Taoist funerals. There are a few different rituals that the priest would perform, such as:

  • Appeasing and warding off evil spirits
  • Sending merits to the deceased
  • Blessing and protection for the bereaved family

Buddhist and Taoist wakes often have share similar several practices. One such is the odd number of days for wakes. The other custom shared by both religions is the burning of paper money and paper luxury items like house and cars to ensure that deceased will have a prosperous afterlife.  

Soka Wakes 

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Soka Gakkai is an international organisation that practises the Nichiren Daishonin school of Buddhism, which has a different tradition from “mainstream” Buddhism. The setup of Soka wakes is usually minimalistic, as compared to the more elaborate Buddhist and Taoist wakes. 

Unlike other schools of Buddhism, Soka Gakkai members do not rely heavily on rituals. Instead, according to their beliefs, by sincerely reciting the Lotus Sutra and chanting the Diamoku, the deceased will enjoy a smoother transition into the afterlife. The chanting of the verses is usually led by a Soka leader, instead of a group of monks. 

Christian Wakes (Non-Catholic)

Unlike Buddhist and Taoist funerals, which is identifiable by its yellow tentages, Christian funerals tentages are predominantly white. 

Christian wakes can be done either in the church, funeral parlours or at the void decks of HDBs. Instead of a joss stick holder, a bible is usually placed on the altar table. 

Most Christian funerals usually have only one night of service. That often happens on the final night, where the pastor will deliver a sermon. Various songs and hymns are also sung. Unlike Buddhist and Taoist funerals, the bereaved family members can also choose to give a eulogy.  

Christian Wakes (Catholic)

In the Catholic tradition, there are a pair of white candles, known as Easter candles placed on the altar table. This symbolises for the light of Christ which the deceased is now receiving.

Night prayer services are conducted for family members, friends and relatives to pray to God to forgive the sins of the deceased. This is also to help the departed to enter the Gates of Heaven upon completing Purgatory. 

On the final day, the body will be transported to the church for a Funeral Liturgy, also known as a Requiem Mass. 

The purpose of the Requiem Mass is to:

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  1. Praise and worship God to whom the deceased is entrusted
  2. Commend the soul of the deceased to God’s loving mercy and grace
  3. To gain solace and seek strength from proclaiming the Paschal Mystery. 

The final part of a Catholic funeral is the Rite of Commital, which takes places either at the burial ground or crematorium. The priest or deacon leads the congregation in a series of farewell prayers. According to their tradition, as the body is set to rest with the hopes of resurrection. 

Hindu Wakes 

When a Hindu passes away, there will be a garland placed around his/her neck. Ashwood or sandalwood may be smeared on a male deceased’s forehead, while turmeric is used on a female deceased’s forehead.

Hindu wakes usually takes place at the deceased’s home or the funeral parlour. The wake will last for 2-3 days. If the wake is held in an HDB flat, the body will be brought down to the void deck to allow more family and friends to visit on the final day. This is also where the priests will perform religious rites before sending the body off to the crematorium. 

Unlike Christian or Muslim traditions, cremating is very common in Hinduism. After cremation, the ashes will be brought back home for another 10 days, where the Shraddha ceremony is performed. 

Cost of Holding a Funeral in Singapore 

Preparing for someone’s death is very costly, making them an expensive necessity. Here are the breakdowns of the expenses needed from each stage.

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Pre-Death

Hiring a lawyer to draft out a will cost around $180 to $500. 

However, organisations such as OCBC and MoneyOwl has offered online platforms where you can generate your own will in just 10 minutes for free! For Muslims, however, it’s advisable to consult Syriah-trained lawyer to help draft out your will. 

Death at Home

To engage a doctor to issue a CCOD for deaths at home, you’ll need to standby around $200, or slightly more. 

Overseas Death 

There are 2 options for bringing back the deceased to Singapore – cremate the body overseas and bring back the ashes, or bring the entire body back for a proper funeral. While it’s understandable that the latter choice has way more sentimental value, it’s definitely much costlier.

According to IATA (International Air Transport Association), a body needs to be embalmed before leaving a country. Factoring the embalmment cost, the cost for the coffin, flight expenses, be prepared to spend at least $10,000 and more. 

However, if the deceased has purchased travel insurance, it will cover the cost of repatriation. Regardless, there will still be a coffin import permit fee of $17.50 imposed by either the Port Health Office or Airport Health Office.  

Obituaries 

Obituaries charge by the amount of space it takes up on the newspaper. Be prepared to standby around $1,500 to $2,500 for a proper obituary to be featured.

Funeral and Wake Charges 

The great thing about hiring a funeral director is that he/she will arrange the rest of the funeral procedures and provide you with a total sum upon completion of the service. 

The cost of a funeral and wake depends on the religion, number of wake days and add-on services, such as photography and videography.

According to some research done over some funeral services sites, as well as authority sites, such as MoneySmart and Seedly, this is how a funeral packages average out:

  • Christian: $5,150
  • Non-Religious: $4,745
  • Buddhist: $6,172
  • Soka: $4,939
  • Taoist: $7,988
  • Hindu: $3,300
  • Muslim: $1,313

Please note that for any funeral package that includes a wake, the above figure marks the midpoint between the costliest and cheapest package, which can be $1,000 to $2,000 higher or lower than the stated price above.  

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