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What to do when death occurs

Before death occurs, here are a few pointers that to think through to ensure smooth planning of the funeral:

  • What kind of religious service to be held for the funeral?
  • What is the duration of the wake?
    It’s usually 3, 5 or 7 days.
  • Where will the wake be held?
    At the void deck, house or funeral service hall?
    Mount Vernon Sanctuary offers comfortable and tranquil funeral service halls in the heart of Singapore.
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  • Cremation or burial services?
  • If cremation is carried out, where will the niche be?
    Here is a list of public columbarium:


  • Besides placing niches in columbariums, there are also other ways to handle the ashes of loved ones:
    • Sea Burial
      A practice where cremated remains are dispersed into the sea, making it carefree and with the sea as the eternal resting place.
      For more information Our Services > Sea Burial
    • Algordanza Memorial Diamonds
      Algordanza transforms human ashes into beautiful memorial diamonds. In the Rhaeto – Romanic language, the word “Algordanza” is an expression for “Remembrance”.
      When a loved one passes on, we are often left with fond memories, and also a feeling of emptiness. Having a Memorial Diamond helps us fill the void and remember our loved ones in a precious and special way.
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  • Death of a loved one overseas
    If death occurs out of Singapore, or if a foreigner passes away in Singapore, please contact our affiliate company
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