Monday, January 20, 2014

A Singapore funeral rites

My uncles passed away and  I was at the funeral wake. The typical Buddhist/Taoism funeral rites consists of burning paper car,filled with gold ingots, chest of paper money so the deceased can enjoy a rich life in the afterworld . The blue paper car, together with the paper chest of money will all be burnt on the last night before the cremation. The coffin is placed in a makeshift tent, just behind the photo of the deceased.

There is a band playing too on the day itself.

On the day of cremation, the eldest son will lead the funeral procession.
At the crematorium itself

People waiting for the funeral procession to start

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