Cremation And Storing Of Ashes In Singapore

Planning the wake and funeral procedure involves making arrangements on where your loved one’s remains will rest.
You can choose to either cremate or bury the departed.

Due to Singapore’s small land space, cremation is more commonly seen than burials.
Cremating your departed loved one also gives you a wider range of options on where your loved one’s remains will be stored.

Find out more about cremation procedures in Singapore and the storing of ashes.

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What Happens During A Cremation?

During cremation, the body will be placed into a container made out of wood or any other combustible material. It will then be placed inside a cremation chamber, where it will be subjected to open flames, extreme heat, and evaporation. The high temperatures will vapourise the organic matter and burn the bones, reducing them to small fragments after about two hours. After the fragments have cooled, the remains can be grounded to a finer consistency before they’re presented to the departed’s family.

Where Can You Have A Cremation In Singapore?

There are several options you can consider when choosing a location for cremation. You can choose a government-run crematorium, or between two privately-run crematoria. The state-run Mandai Crematorium and Columbarium Complex located at 300 Mandai Road is generally a less costly option.

Before making a booking, it is crucial that you carefully go through the terms and conditions available on the NEA website.

For Buddhists and Taoists, you can also opt for the private crematoria at the Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery at 88 Bright Hill Drive, or Tse Toh Aum Temple at 601 Sin Ming Drive. Both crematoria cost higher than the state-run one, and you also could end up paying more depending on the type of urn and storage location you choose.

Bookings can be done via telephone, their website, or in person at their booking office. At Casket Fairprice, we will also assist you in making the booking.

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Storing Ashes In A Columbarium

After cremation, the ashes of the deceased are typically stored in a columbarium. Your funeral service provider can help you to book a niche at the columbarium of your choice.

Most people opt for a government-managed columbarium – either the Mandai Crematorium and Columbarium Complex or Choa Chu Kang Columbarium. But you can also choose any private columbarium around Singapore. You will need to bring along your NRIC and the departed’s Death Certificate to book a niche.

Crematoriums And Columbariums In Singapore

Mandai Government Crematorium

  • Cremation Fee – $100
  • Cremation Fee – Child below 10 years – $50
  • Above fees are payable to National Environment Agency
Mandai Crematorium
Mandai Crematorium Service Hall

Choa Chu Kang Government Columbarium / Mandai Government Columbarium

  • Booking Fee of Single Niche (niche allocated by sequential basis) – $500
  • Booking Fee of Single Niche (niche selected by own choice) – $750
  • Booking Fee of Double Niche (niche allocated by sequential basis) – $900
  • Booking Fee of Double Niche (niche selected by own choice) – $1,150
  • Above fees are payable to National Environment Agency
Choa Chu Kang Columbarium 1
Choa Chu Kang Columbarium 2
Columbarium Niche & Plaque

Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery – Crematorium & Columbarium

  • Cremation Fee only – $321
  • Urn & Ash Storage at Monastery’s Columbarium – from $1,600. For more details, please contact the Monastery directly.
  • Above fees are payable to the Monastery
Columbarium & Urns

Tse Toh Aum Temple – Crematorium & Columbarium

  • Cremation Fee with urn and ash storage – $535
  • Includes porcelain urn placed together with other urns on shelves
  • Above fees are payable to the Temple

Scattering Ashes At Sea Or At Garden of Peace

If you don’t wish to store your loved one’s ashes in a columbarium, you can opt to scatter them at sea or conduct an inland ash scattering at Garden of Peace instead. Your funeral service provider can help you to arrange the logistics such as hiring a boat to take you out to the sea or assisting you through the ash scattering process.

Book A Cremation Slot In Singapore With Casket Fairprice

At Casket Fairprice, we have more than 20 years of experience in handling funeral customs for different religions including Christian and Buddhist funerals. We’re committed to offering personalised services that provide comfort to the bereaved and a dignified send-off for their departed loved ones.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) About Cremation And Storing Of Ashes In Singapore

Can I Keep The Ashes At Home In Singapore?

Family members are allowed to keep the ashes if they wish to do so. You may store the ashes inside a sealed urn or container. As a remembrance, you can put art on the container or place it at a simple shrine.

How Long Does It Take To Cremate A Body In Singapore?

The cremation process itself will take about two and a half hours to complete, depending on the size of the body.

Where Do I Get Information About Columbariums In Singapore?

You can visit NEA official website for more information about cremation and columbaria. If you are not familiar with the funeral process, Casket Fairprice will walk you through starting from the preparation to the memorial ceremony.

What Should I Do When Death Occurs?

Contact our 24 hours telephone line to get immediate assistance. Our team will guide you on what you should obtain before the funeral wake. Our funeral directors will also discuss with you to ensure everything is covered.