Burial and Cremation

Information on the burial and cremation options available in Singapore, as well as details on the reservation, payment and documents required...

Singapore has one cemetery and three government-owned or private crematoria, and cremated ashes can be stored in columbaria niches.

Burial

There is only one cemetery in Singapore still open for burials, the Choa Chu Kang Cemetery. The burial period for all graves is 15 years. After this period the remains are exhumed and stored in columbaria niches. For those whose religion forbids cremation, remains may be buried in smaller, individual plots. Site reservation and payment has to be made in advance of the burial at the booking office.

  • Choa Chu Kang Cemetery Booking Office
    At: 910 Choa Chu Kang Road, Singapore 699819 
    Tel: 6793 7428 
    Fax: 6793 7400

Documents required before the burial are:

  • Original death certificate
  • Original permit to bury
  • Proof of identity of next-of-kin and of the person applying for the burial (or if the applicant is not next-of-kin a letter of authorisation is required)

Cremation

Singapore has two private crematoria and one government-owned crematorium. Reservation and payment must be made before cremation.

Documents required before the cremation are:

  • Original death certificate
  • Original permit to bury
  • Proof of identity of next-of-kin and of the person applying for the burial (or if the applicant is not next-of-kin a letter of authorisation is required)

Government-owned crematorium

  • Mandai Crematorium and Columbarium Complex (Government-owned)
    At: 300 Mandai Road, Singapore 779393 
    Tel: 655 45 655 
    Fax: 6459 5228

Private crematoria

  • Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    At
    : 88 Bright Hill Drive 
    Tel: 6453 4046
    Fax: 6459 2258
  • Tse Toh Aum Temple
    At: 601 Sin Ming Drive
    Tel: 6454 7666

Columbaria niches

Cremated ashes can be stored in columbaria niches. The documents required are:

  • Original death certificate
  • Proof of identity of next-of-kin
  • If the applicant is not next-of-kin a letter of authorisation is required

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