Post Death Matters

Burial, Cremation and Ash Management

The body of the deceased may be buried or cremated, depending on the wishes and religion of the deceased.

Burial
Cremation
• Ash Management
    • Ash Scattering Facilities
    • Columbaria

Burial
The Choa Chu Kang Cemetery Complex is the only cemetery in Singapore still open for burials.

Choa Chu Kang Cemetery Booking Office

910 Choa Chu Kang Road
Singapore 699819 

Tel: 67937428 
Fax: 67937400

Please read the terms and conditions/ rules and regulations of the Choa Chu Kang Cemetery before making a booking.

i) Bookings for burial can be made over the phone or in person at the booking office.

Booking hours:
Mondays to Sundays 8:30am – 4:30pm
Closed for lunch from 1:00pm - 2:00pm

ii) Payment is to be made at the booking office before the burial.

iii) Documents required for verification before the burial:

  • Death Certificate (original)
  • Permit to Bury (original)
  • Identification Papers of Next-of-kin and Applicant (e.g. NRIC, passport, etc.)
  • Letter of Authorisation (if applicant is not a next-of-kin)

iv) Payment modes: 

  • NETS
  • Cash Card
  • Credit Card 
BurialAdults and children of and above 10 years of ageChildren below 10 years of age
(a) Where the deceased person is a citizen or permanent resident of Singapore:

(i) Choa Chu Kang Muslim Cemetery

$315$140

(ii) Choa Chu Kang Ahmadiyya Jama'at Cemetery

$315$140

(iii) Choa Chu Kang Jewish Cemetery

$315$140

(iv) Choa Chu Kang Parsi Cemetery

$315$140

(v) Choa Chu Kang Bahai Cemetery

$315$140

(vi) All Government cemeteries other than those mentioned in sub-paragraphs (i) to (v)

$940$420
(b) Where the deceased person is not a citizen or permanent resident of Singapore*$1,880$940

*Foreigners are allowed to be buried in Singapore only if the deceased persons have immediate family members who are Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents.

v) All cancellations and changes to confirmed bookings must be made by the applicant or next-of-kin of the deceased in person at the booking office, together with all relevant documents.

Note:
With effect from 1 November 1998, the burial period for all graves will be limited to 15 years. At the end of 15 years, the graves will be exhumed. For those whose religions permit cremation, the exhumed remains will be cremated and stored in columbaria niches. Where burial is mandated by religion, the exhumed remains will be re-buried in smaller individual plots.


Cremation
There are three crematoria in Singapore – one government-managed crematorium, and two private crematoria.

1. Government Crematorium

Mandai Crematorium and Columbarium Complex (Location map)
300 Mandai Road 
Singapore 779393 

Tel: 65545655 
Fax: 64595228 

Please read the terms and conditions/ rules and regulations of the Mandai Crematorium before making a booking.

i) Bookings for cremation can be made over the phone, online, or in person at the booking office.

Booking hours
Mondays to Sundays
8:30am – 4:30pm

Office closed for lunch from 1:00pm - 2:00pm

ii) Payment is to be made at the booking office before the cremation.

iii) Documents required for verification before the cremation:

   *Stay-in-Care refers to hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, shelters and senior group homes. 

iv) Payment modes:

  • NETS
  • Cash Card
  • Credit Card
Cremation Fee
Adult$100
Child under 10 years old$50

v) All cancellations and changes to confirmed bookings must be made by the applicant or next-of-kin of the deceased in person at the booking office, together with all relevant documents.

2. Private Crematoria

Private CrematoriaAddress & Contact NumbersOperating hoursCremation Fees
Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery88 Bright Hill Drive Tel: 6849 5333 Fax: 6459 2258Mon - Sun: 8:00am to 4:00pm$300
(cremation only)
$400*
(cremation + urn storage)
Tse Tho Aum Temple601 Sin Ming Drive Tel: 6454 7666Mon - Sun: 9:00am to 3:00pm$400
(cremation only)
$500*
(cremation + urn storage)
* Price varies, depending on choice of urn and storage location

Ash Management
Ash Scattering Facilities

Cremated ashes may be scattered in the ash scattering facility, i.e. Garden of Peace, located at Choa Chu Kang Cemetery and operational from 17 May 2021.

Ash scattering is currently available at Garden of Peace:

Garden of Peace

There are 2 entrances to Garden of Peace.

  • The North Gate is located along Old Choa Chu Kang Road, next to bus stop no. 31139.
  • The South Gate is located along Cemetery South Street 18, at the junction of Cemetery South Street 18 and Muslim Cemetery Path 11. 

Please read the terms and conditions / rules and regulations of the government-managed ash scattering facility before making a booking. 

i) The Garden of Peace is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm daily, except on days where maintenance is being carried out.

ii)  Booking for Ash Scattering Service at Garden of Peace can be made online, over the phone, or in person at the following booking offices.
- Mandai Crematorium Office
- Choa Chu Kang Cemetery Office 

iii)  Payment is to be made at the booking office before the ash scattering service.

iv) Documents required for verification before ash scattering service:

  • Application of Inland Ash Scattering
  • Identification papers (e.g. NRIC, passport) of authorised person or next-of- kin

v) Payment modes:

  • NETS
  • Cash Card
  • Credit Card

Booking fee – SGD 320

vi)  All cancellations and changes to confirmed bookings must be made by the applicant or next-of kind of the deceased in person at the book office, together with all relevant documents.


Only fine ashes are to be scattered at the Garden of Peace. For the service of turning cremated human ashes into fine ashes, you may proceed to the following facilities.

LocationAddress and Opening Hours 
Ash Collection Centre at Choa Chu Kang Crematorium 
 

960 Old Choa Chu Kang Road, Singapore 699818

Operating hours:
Monday to Friday
8:30am – 4:30pm

Saturday             
8:30am – 12:30pm

(closed for lunch from 12:30pm – 1:30pm)
(closed on Sundays and Public Holidays) 

Choa Chu Kang Cemetery Booking Office  

(For ash collection on weekends and public holidays only)

910 Choa Chu Kang Road, Singapore 699819

Operating hours:
Weekends and Public Holidays
8:30am – 4:30pm

(closed for lunch from 1:00pm – 2:00pm) 

Ash Collection Centre at Mandai Crematorium


 

300 Mandai Road, Singapore 779393


Operating hours:
Monday to Sunday
8:30am - 4:30pm daily

(closed for lunch from 1:00pm – 2:00pm) 

Columbaria

Cremated ashes may be stored in columbaria niches. Niches are available at two government-managed columbaria and private columbaria.

Bookings for government-managed columbaria can be made online, or in person at the booking office.

Government columbaria niches are available at:

  1. Mandai Crematorium and Columbarium Complex

    300 Mandai Road
    Singapore 779393
    Tel: 6554 5655
    Fax: 6459 5228

  2. Choa Chu Kang Columbarium

          51 Chinese Cemetery Path 4
          Singapore 698932
          Tel: 6795 9731
          Fax: 6795 0885

Please read the terms and conditions/ rules and regulations of the government columbaria before making a booking.

i) Booking hours for government columbaria:

Mondays to Fridays: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Saturdays: 8:30am – 12:30pm
(Closed for lunch at the following hours:
Mandai Crematorium and Columbarium Office - from 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Choa Chu Kang Columbarium Office - from 12:30pm - 1:30pm)

ii) No advance booking of niches is allowed. 

iii) Payment is to be made when the niche is confirmed. 

iv) Documents required: 

  • Death Certificate (original)
  • Identification Papers of Next-of-kin (e.g. NRIC, passport, etc.)
  • Letter of Authorisation (if applicant is not a next-of-kin)

v) Payment modes: 

  • NETS
  • Cash Card
  • Credit Card
Niche Fees (for all government columbaria)
Niche (standard)$500*
Niche (family)$900*

* Niches at government columbaria are allocated sequentially. There will be a $250 selection fee should you wish to choose a different location from that allocated.