WHAT IS A POST FUNERAL SERVICE?
A post-funeral is a comprehensive set of services that involves the after-death care of the deceased. Most importantly, a grieving family needs to make decisions with regards to what they wish to do with the cremated remains. There are a few methods in which a family can choose to opt for when dealing with the cremated remains.
- Sea Burial
Sea burial is a rather common option where the family of the deceased scatter their loved ones’ remains into the sea. It is a belief that such an action helps the departed return to nature, forming an eternal resting place. Interestingly, sea burial is also a rather popular option in Singapore due to it being hassle-free and eco-friendly. Furthermore, it is also adopted as some prefer to seek freedom from physical attachments that they had held on in their lifetime.
There are generally two ways in which a sea burial can be performed. First being the traditional method where the cremated remains are often known to be wrapped in religious cloth and scattered into the sea by family members. Second being the use of a biodegradable urn made from paper and recycled plant materials, which can store the remains and be sunk into the sea.
- Inland Ash Scattering
The Inland Ash Scattering is a new option introduced by The National Environmental Agency (NEA), which has been operational since 17 May 2021. This allows for an additional resting place for the departed and is a preferred option by those with the belief of “ashes to ashes, dust to dust”. In addition, this option is also for those who do not wish to be bound by physical niches and have reserves about being scattered into the sea.
The Garden of Peace is known to be the first of two government managed ash-scattering facilities. It has an open garden setting with designated lanes for the scattering of cremated remains. It is also designed to provide privacy for families so as to ensure a respectful environment for the ash scattering process.
A columbarium niche forms a structure where funeral urns of the departed can be stored at. According to each family’s choice, there are several types of urns that are usually available in terms of shape, size and material.
Commonly adopted options include niche urns which are boxed or rectangular shaped due to its extreme compactness. Others also include biodegradable urns, scattering tubes and keepsake urns.
- Crypt Burial System
The National Environmental Agency (NEA) also introduced an improved version of the traditional soil burial system in 2007, being the “Crypt Burial System” in Singapore. This method allows for optimal land use where the deceased can be buried, allowing for more accessibility for visitors.
With the endorsement of various religious bodies in Singapore, the different racial groups in the community are accommodated in terms of giving the final farewell to their loved ones. While allowing a neater burial layout, it also prevents graves from shifting due to soil movement and erosion.
Why Choose Us?
At Embrace Funeral Services, we believe in providing a meaningful and dignified closure for both the deceased and the grieving family. While ensuring that the deceased transitions smoothly into the afterlife, we want to help grieving families deal with this difficult period with utmost care and professionalism.
We take great importance in ensuring that the desires and needs of the deceased and each family are taken well care of. With our years of experience in handling various religious and non-religious funerals, we are knowledgeable to deliver a professional service that is customised to the way you desire to give your final send-off to your loved ones.