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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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Mother & Son Play Candid Game of “Never Have I Ever”

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“We’ve…done it more than once. I’ll just leave it at that.” AJ Rafael and his mother Shirley open up to each other about their pasts, their fears, and their love for each other. Watch the video: Mother & Son Play Candid Game of “Never Have I Ever” | Shirley & AJ Rafael  …

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Funeral Etiquette: What to Do at a Funeral

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Attending funerals or memorial services can be uncomfortable for some people because of the emotions involved. Though you can never fully prepare yourself, there are some things you can be aware of to ease the discomfort and make the event go more smoothly. In many cultures, the first event that follows…

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Aghori-inspired S’pore Hindu Funeral

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When Mr. Ganesan Ponniah passed away, his eldest daughter, Ms. Shantini decided to do something unorthodox for her father’s funeral. She got three members of Singaporean dance group Pluspoint to accompany his funeral procession, moving together with Ganesan’s hearse (coffin-carrying vehicle). On May 2, at about 4:30 pm, the three youths put up a traditional…

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Why is a Family-Owned Funeral Service Preferred?

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When choosing a funeral service, you may want to research if the business is owned by a local family or ran by a large corporation. Knowing the difference will make difficult times easier for you and your entire family.   The Advantage of Family-Owned Funeral Service With family-owned funeral service, everything they do…

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