With so many different companies offering various kinds of funeral packages in Singapore, it can be hard to decide which one to go with, even if you or your family follow a certain religion. That’s why we’ve come up with a series of articles to help you out. In this third of the four-part series, we’re moving on to talk about how to choose a Taoist funeral package.
Find out average costs
Compared to Buddhist funerals, Taoist funerals often involve more rites and rituals, and use more joss paper products. This is why you’ll find Taoist funerals more expensive. In general, a Taoist funeral costs around $8,000 in Singapore.
When it comes to Taoist funerals especially, some companies charge a higher price for certain dialect groups like Hakka due to the complexity of the rituals performed. That said, you can always request a simple, fuss-free ceremony if you prefer.
Here at Direct Funeral Services, our 3-day, 2-night Taoist funeral packages start from $8,288 (excluding GST), regardless of dialect. And no matter the price, all our packages include a professional service team that will ensure your loved one is sent off as respectfully and dignifiedly as can be.
Direct Funeral Services Taoist Value Package set-up
Understand the package deal
While cost is a big consideration and you should pick a package that’s within your budget, don’t overlook the specifics. Ask for an itemised list upfront and check that the package comes with all the goods and services you want. That way, you can avoid having to top up for additional items later on. One of the biggest red flags to look out for is when a funeral company is ambiguous about what’s offered in their packages.
Buy only what you want
It may be easier to go with a package, but if there are certain elements that you don’t need or want, talk it out with the funeral director to see if they can be replaced with something else. At the same time, it’s alright to say no if the funeral director tries to upsell you items or services that you don’t necessarily need.
As a rule of thumb, keep calm and seal the deal only after you’ve given a careful thought about the package, as well as the professionalism of the company and its team.
Did you find this Taoist funeral package guide helpful? What else would you like to know? Drop us your suggestion via our Instagram @directfuneralservices! Do also look out for the final part of this series, where we’ll share with you the things to note when choosing a Christian funeral package.