A: Here are a few key things to take note of:
You need to decide on the duration and the location of the funeral wake, whether it’ll be at the void deck, parlour, or in a home.
Nowadays, the usual duration for funerals ranges from 3 to 5 days. In the case where the funeral extends more than 7 days, prior written permission must be obtained from the National Environment Agency (NEA).
For a funeral held at a void deck, a permit from the Town Council is required. If the funeral wake is held in a landed property and part of the road is needed, a permit from the Traffic Police is required. At Elite Funeral Services, we help all our customers to handle this administration work.
Feel free to call us at our 24-hour hotline 8823 7979 for more info.
BURIAL OR CREMATION
At Elite Funeral Services, we also help you with the booking of a slot for cremation or burial.
The documents required for this burial/cremation booking are the NRIC of the applicant and next-of-kin, and the original Death Certificate, which contains the Permit to Bury/Cremate.
If you have any questions or concerns about the burial or cremation process, please feel free to contact us anytime at our 24-hour hotline at 8823 7979.
The ashes of the deceased can be stored at home or in a columbarium (government-managed or private) after the cremation process. Your NRIC and the original Death Certificate is required to book a niche.
Ashes of the deceased may also be scattered daily from 7am to 7pm at sea at a site located about 2.8 km south of Pulau Semakau designated by Maritime Port Authority. Please contact the MPA’s Port Marine Safety Control Centre for more info at 6325 2488.
Some families prefer inland ash scattering at Garden of Peace, the designated garden located at Choa Chu Kang Cemetery. For booking and more details on the documents required for inland ash scattering, please refer to this page.
FUNERAL ARRANGEMENT UNDER COVID-19 SITUATION
In view of the current COVID-19 situation, safe management measures are put in place at funerals and funeral wakes. Please refer to this page for more info on funeral arrangements under the current COVID-19 situation.