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Holding a funeral wake during Phase 3 “Heightened Alert” (From 10 August 2021 Onwards)

Update: From 10th August onwards: No. of funeral wake attendees is capped at 30 pax Visitors can sit in groups of 5   Holding a funeral wake during Phase 2 “Heightened Alert” (From 22 July – 18 August 2021 Onwards) Key Changes: Groups of not more than 2 pax & no intermingling of groups. Every table […]

Covid-19: Rules and regulations (Singapore) for funeral wakes during Circuit Breaker Phase 3

***For Latest Phase 2 (Heightened Alert: 16 May – 13 Jun 2021) Rules and Regulations, refer to this link: https://embracefuneralservices.com.sg/covid-19-heightened-alert-16-may-to-13-jun-2021-rules-and-regulations-with-regards-to-holding-a-funeral-wake-in-singapore/https://embracefuneralservices.com.sg/blog/   Phase 3 rules and regulations for Funeral Wakes in Singapore (Updated on 20th April 2021)   Latest update: From 8th – 30th May 2021: Attendees at funerals will be reverted back to a cap of 30 pax […]

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A Helpful Guide On Attending Different Kinds Of Funerals

In Singapore, funerals are quite a common occurrence, and many of us may have had to attend them because of the passing of an older family member or someone else that we know. We often know the general rule of attending funerals, such as not wearing clothing that is sloppy or skimpy as they are […]

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What Rituals Can Teach Us About Death And Remembrance

In the Mexican and Mexican-American communities, they have a celebratory holiday known as The Day of the Dead (“Día de los Muertos”). Lasting over a couple of days, Mexican families and friends gather to celebrate and remember loved ones who have passed on. Just as how they believed that the dead are back in the […]

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Victorian Way Of Capturing & Coping With Death

In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Victorians were known for taking photographs of their deceased loved ones. Memorial photography, or post mortem photography, was born out of a time where epidemics were prevalent throughout society and the world. Death, and dealing with death, prompted people to find outlets and ways. One such creative […]

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What Confucian Philosophy Can Teach Us About Grief

For the early Chinese philosophers, the issue of death and dying was of major concern to them. Everyone understands that death is part of nature, thus everyone has to face it. Death is naturally followed by grief, which is the pain of loss. Through a Confucianist point of view, a person should not fear the […]

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How To Communicate With Children About Death And Grief

The passing of someone in the family is bound to affect everyone and in different ways. Generally speaking, it is usually the ones who were closest to the deceased that feel the pain of grief most profoundly. However, this does not mean that they are the only ones who might need to process their hurt. […]