After Death

Facilities and Services

Visits to Choa Chu Kang Cemetery and all government-managed columbaria (Choa Chu Kang, Mandai and Yishun) is permitted since Phase Two. Visitors to our facilities should remember to wear masks, and maintain safe distancing of at least one metre at all times. From 22 November 2021, families who visit in groups are advised to limit the group size to not more than five persons. They are also reminded to keep themselves and others around them safe by observing good hygiene habits, such as binning their litter and keeping our shared spaces clean.  

Those who feel unwell or are sick should stay at home, see a doctor, and avoid visiting our facilities. Visitors are advised to not prolong their stay at the cemetery or columbaria. Families are also advised to avoid bringing along elderly family members or young children.

More information on safe management measures at after-death facilities and funerals under the current COVID-19 situation. 

The National Environment Agency (NEA) provides cremation, burial, columbarium and ash scattering services at the following facilities:

  1. Choa Chu Kang Cemetery 

  2. Choa Chu Kang Crematorium

  3. Choa Chu Kang Columbarium

  4. Garden of Peace

  5. Mandai Crematorium and Columbarium Complex

  6. Yishun Columbarium

More information on the booking of these services and viewing of the cremation schedules.

From January 2021, next-of-kin are to only engage contractors who are registered with NEA to carry out exhumation, niche plaque related works, and erection of tombstone or monument service, in NEA-managed facilities. 

Contractors who have yet to register with NEA can do so by accessing the form. Please allow up to three (3) calendar weeks to process the application. Please allow up to three (3) calendar weeks to process the application. More information on the terms and conditions of the registration.

More information on other death-related matters – such as how to register a death or arrange a funeral.  

New Burial Policy (Choa Chu Kang Cemetery Exhumation Programme)

NEA carries out exhumation programmes in phases at the Choa Chu Kang (CCK) Cemetery, the only active burial ground in Singapore. This is done in accordance with the New Burial Policy, introduced by the government in 1998 to combat land scarcity by limiting the burial period to 15 years. Depending on one's religious requirements, the exhumed remains may be cremated and put into a columbarium or be re-interred. For information on the current and past exhumation programmes, please click here.

A Sustainable Future -  Crypt Burial System

NEA introduced the Crypt Burial System (CBS) in 2007 to improve the traditional soil burial system and optimise land use. Designed with the sustainability of future generations in mind, it is projected that the CBS can address Singapore’s burial needs and extend the cemetery land usage. Find out more about CBS here

Licensing and Regulation

NEA is the licensing authority for crematoria and funeral parlours with embalming facilities. Those who intend to operate a funeral parlour with embalming facilities can access the downloadable Application Form for Funeral Parlour

Fee Revision for Exhumation Permit

The National Environment Agency (NEA) will revise the fee for the following after-death service with effect from 1 April 2021. This revision is part of NEA’s regular review of fees for after-death services and will enable NEA to enhance its operations to serve the public better. This fee was last revised in 2015.

Current Fee

Revised Fee
(w.e.f. 1 April 2021)

Application for Written Permission to Exhume Corpse (Exhumation Permit)



NEA is mindful of the impact of any revision to fees and will continue to keep fees affordable.