Monthly Archives: June 2017

How to Arrange a Funeral in Singapore

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A funeral can be as simple or as elaborate in accordance with the wishes of the deceased or family. The following are some points to consider:   Funeral Wake Decide the location and the duration of the funeral wake e.g. at the funeral parlour, void deck or house. If you are holding the wake…

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Why You Need a Health Care Advocate

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“One of the difficulties we face in our line of work is when dealing with people who don’t know who to choose to be their advocate. An advocate is someone who can speak on behalf of you and accompany you during your health care journey,” said Teck Hin Director, Tay…

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Registering a death in Singapore

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When to register death The law requires all deaths (regardless of citizenship) occurring in Singapore to be registered within 24 hours of occurrence. Documents Required Certificate of Cause of Death issued by doctors or Authorised Officers (i.e. Forensic Death Investigators) from the Ministry of Health Deceased’s identification documents (e.g. IC and Passport) for cancellation Informant’s…

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How to Express Condolences

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Some people may feel uncomfortable at a funeral because they’re not sure about what to do or say when it comes to offering condolences to someone who is grieving. While death may be an extremely uncomfortable topic, the worst thing you can do is ignore it when it occurs in…

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