While researching on how wakes and funerals in Singapore differ from those overseas, we’ve learnt of Taiwan’s tree and flower burial, the Benguet tribe’s practice of seating their blindfolded dead next to the main entrance of their homes and so much more!
How does Singapore fair in terms of uniqueness in the funeral industry? Singapore’s Crypt Burial System (CBS) was introduced in 2007 in an effort to improve the traditional soil burial system. These burial plots consist of baseless concrete crypts, laid out in grid formation to allow for more efficient land use (https://www.nea.gov.sg/our-services/after-death/crypt-burial-system).
What else is there to know? Take a look at our bite-sized infographic on how wakes and funerals in Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines and United States of America are like!