After Death

Facilities and Services

At non-enclosed outdoor locations (such as Choa Chu Kang Cemetery, Garden of Peace @ CCK, government-managed columbaria), mask-wearing is optional but attendees are encouraged to continue to wear their masks especially in crowded outdoor areas. Please keep yourself and others around you safe by observing good hygiene habits, such as binning your litter and keeping our shared spaces clean.

If you feel unwell or are sick, please stay at home, see a doctor, and avoid visiting the cemetery or columbaria. Please do not prolong your stay at our facilities, and avoid bringing vulnerable groups such as elderly family members or young children to our facilities.

More information on the Management of Deceased Persons with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 Across All Settings (Institutional/Community) 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 the List of Registered Contractors 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)

$12.00

$14.00


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