Our Funeral Products & Services

Direct’s compassionate work ethic and professionalism is reflected in everything we say and do. Taking an empathetic, solutions-driven approach to afterlife care, we guide generations towards finding peace of heart at the end of life’s journey.

3 Days 2 Nights Funeral PackagesDirect Cremation Funeral PackagesPrecious Angel Funeral PackagesMemorial Service PackagesPersonalised FuneralsDirect Memorial HallCurated CasketsMitsuoka HearseDedicated Service TeamFuneral WreathsBurial, Cremation & Ash ArrangementPost-funeral ServicesRepatriationGrief CounsellingPet Cremation

3 Days 2 Nights Funeral Packages

At Direct, we are committed to creating a memorable, meaningful, and dignified funeral to help families honour the life of their loved ones. Through our comprehensive range of services, we strive to provide you and your family with complete peace of mind in the midst of a difficult time. Featured here are our affordable 3 days 2 nights funeral packages.

Buddhist Funeral Packages

From $5,888, with 9% GST $6,417.92

Taoist Funeral Packages

From $8,288, with 9% GST $9,033.92

Wake Setup

Our design team is dedicated to adding an aesthetic touch to your loved one’s final farewell. We provide an assortment of backdrops—along with carefully selected music playlists—for different religions.

Our caterers offer either buffets or sit-down meals for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Various cuisines, menus, and even live stations with chefs can be arranged upon request. Catering rates vary depending on the menu and quantity ordered.

Religious Services

We provide a comprehensive suite of religious services for Buddhists, Taoists, Christians, Roman Catholics, SOKA, and freethinkers. On top of a partner team of experienced monks, pastors, and priests, we also have a variety of religious supplies to cover your needs.

Hindu Funeral Packages

For our full range of funeral packages and customised services, please email us at info@directfuneral.com.sg or call our 24/7 helpline at +65 6555 1115.

Direct Cremation Funeral Packages

Direct cremation or direct burial is a basic funeral option without a wake. From the passing of your loved one to the dressing process, and finally sending your beloved for cremation or burial, everything will take place in a single day.

This simple, fuss-free service is suitable for small families who do not wish to hold a wake, or when family members and friends are unable to gather in time for a wake. Budget constraint is also one of the top reasons for choosing direct cremation or direct burial.

Even though a wake is not conducted, we are here to help if you wish to spend some quiet moments with your loved one or have a short prayer performed at the cremation or burial hall.

Precious Angel Funeral Packages

The passing of a child is the hardest heartbreak any parent can endure, and we want to be there for you. Our Precious Angel funeral packages are specially tailored for these age groups:

  • Stillborn
  • Newborn: 0 – 2 months
  • Infant: 2 months – 1 year old
  • Toddler: 1 – 4 years old

With much love, we have curated a set of items, including a romper, books, booties, a plush toy, and a blanket for your little angel. These lovely items will bring comfort to your baby and accompany them on their journey.

Goodbye is not final, but a ‘we shall see you later when the time comes, our little one’.

Memorial Service Packages

Unlike a traditional wake or funeral where the body and casket of the departed are present, a memorial service takes place after the remains have been cared for. If your loved one is cremated, the memorial service will feature the urn containing their ashes. And if ground burial is chosen, a memorial service can still be held with your loved one’s portrait. Memorial services serve the same purpose as other forms of funeral ceremonies, and that is to honour a person who is no longer around.

Families go with a memorial service for various reasons. One of the main reasons is when their loved one has passed away due to an unnatural cause, which makes the body unsuitable for a wake. Others opt for a memorial service when a loved one has passed away overseas. It’s also not uncommon for organisations to conduct memorial services for a departed founder or key business leader.

A memorial service can be held anywhere as long as it’s allowed, such as funeral parlours, void decks, offices, residences, and even hotels. From the floral arrangements to the eulogies, our team at Direct will do our best to meet your requirements.

To find out more about having a memorial service with us, please email us at info@directfuneral.com.sg or call our 24/7 helpline at +65 6555 1115.

Personalised Funerals

We want to help you share the life of your loved one because everyone has a story to tell. Photo collages projected on television, wishing trees with condolence messages, and personal excerpts showcased for guests to read, are all services exclusive to our clients throughout the wake.

Tales of bravery, laughter, and love—let the legacy of your loved one live on through stories.

Direct Memorial Hall

  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Restroom with shower facilities
  • Wireless internet access
  • 24/7 security surveillance
  • Sound system and television
  • Parking within the vicinity
  • 5 minutes’ walk from Geylang Bahru MRT station

Situated at 89 Geylang Bahru, Direct Memorial Hall’s convenient, central location means that your guests will be able to find the venue with ease. It can accommodate up to 45 guests and is furnished to provide a comfortable and peaceful environment for wakes and commemorations.

Nearest MRT Station: Geylang Bahru MRT Station Exit A
Buses: 140, 175, 26, 61, 107, 107M, 853, 853M

For venue availability, please email us at info@directfuneral.com.sg or call our 24/7 helpline at +65 6555 1115.

Curated Caskets

The Batesville Collection

The Batesville name represents a century-old tradition of quality and service. While maintaining their heritage of delivering caskets of superior standards, Batesville constantly innovates new products, making them the market leader in casket manufacturing.

Batesville has provided caskets for several U.S. presidents including Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon, John Kennedy, and Harry Truman. Batesville was also the casket of choice for celebrities like Bob Hope, Wilt Chamberlain, Farrah Fawcett, Fred Astaire, James Brown, and the legendary king of pop Michael Jackson.

Batesville Classic Gold
Batesville Classic Gold
Batesville Classic Gold – Exterior
Batesville Classic Gold – Interior
Batesville Classic Gold – Memorial Record System
Batesville Puritan Copper
Batesville Puritan Copper
Batesville Puritan Copper – Exterior
Batesville Puritan Copper – Interior
Batesville Puritan Copper – Memory Drawer
Batesville Promethean
Batesville Promethean
Batesville Promethean – Exterior
Batesville Promethean – Interior
Other Premium Imported Caskets

In addition to Batesville from the U.S., we also import caskets of good quality wood such as teak and chengai from all over the world. At Direct, there’s a casket for every preference.

Handcrafted Dragon Casket
Handcrafted Dragon Casket – Exterior
Handcrafted Dragon Casket – Details
Handcrafted Dragon Casket – Interior
Handcrafted Dragon Casket – Exterior
Blissful Casket
Blissful Casket – Exterior
Blissful Casket – Exterior
Blissful Casket – Details
Blissful Casket – Interior
Half Glass Casket
Comfort Casket
8 Sided Comfort Casket
Half Glass Deluxe Brown
Half Glass Deluxe White
Nirvana Lotus
Chengai Half Glass Deluxe
Supreme Teak
Full Glass Casket
Grace Casket
Internationally Imported Casket - S180
8 Sided Lotus Casket
Internationally Imported Casket - S809

Mitsuoka Hearse

Premium Mitsuoka Hearse

Our stately hearses will ensure that your loved one is sent off with dignity. Amongst our fleet, you will find the exclusive Mitsuoka hearse, directly imported from Japan. Its classy exterior, coupled with a fine leather-clad interior, makes it an outstanding choice for your loved one’s final journey.

Traditional Hearses

If you would like something that complements your loved one’s religion, our traditional hearses are ready to serve.

Dedicated Service Team

Guidance

Our funeral directors are passionate about helping families create meaningful and personalised funeral ceremonies. With warmth and sincerity, they will be there to guide you and your family during a difficult time. Using their experience and expertise, they strive to provide clarity on what is to be done and expected at every stage of your loved one’s final farewell.

Embalming & Dressing

Our embalmers are professionally certified and use the latest tools of the trade that are sourced from the U.S., England, Australia, and New Zealand. Opting for embalming chemicals that are gentler on the skin, the team works with the aim of giving your loved one a more serene appearance.

Emcee Services

We provide an extensive range of services to give your family peace of mind in a trying period. This includes a team of emcees who are trained to facilitate smooth, heartfelt funeral ceremonies. They will help you articulate what you would like to convey but are unable to as you grieve.

Waitering Services

Table-wait service is also available so that your guests are duly attended to. Other value-added services such as night vigil and daily cleaning can always be requested if you need additional support.

Ground Services

From dressing your loved one in a dignified manner to helping to ensure a peaceful send-off for your loved one, our operations and logistics crew members are committed to providing you with all the assistance you need.

Funeral Wreaths

With more than 30 years of combined experience in floristry, there’s no floral arrangement that’s too complex for our team of florists. Using fresh blooms imported from across the globe, they add a warm and personal touch to your loved one’s wake or funeral. Visit Flower Story to view some of the team’s latest creations.

Burial, Cremation & Ash Arrangement

When it comes to afterlife options, you may be more familiar with traditional choices like burial, cremation, and the storing of one’s ashes in a columbarium. At Direct, we will guide you to make the most informed decision and follow you through your loved one’s final journey to the best of our abilities.

Here are all the available afterlife options in Singapore:

Ground Burial

Due to Singapore’s limited land space, Choa Chu Kang Cemetery Complex is the only cemetery still open for ground burials.

The following documents are required during the application for ground burials:

  • Digital death certificate
  • Permit to Bury
  • Identity papers of next-of-kin and applicant (e.g. NRIC, passport, etc.)

It’s important to note that the burial period for all graves is limited to 15 years. After which, the grave will be exhumed. For those whose religions permit cremation, the exhumed remains will be cremated and stored in a government-managed or private columbarium. However, where burial is mandated by religion, the exhumed remains will be re-buried in smaller individual burial grounds. For more information about our exhumation services, please click here.

If you wish to opt for ground burial, you may want to consider the Batesville Classic Gold casket. Imported from the U.S., Batesville Classic Gold is made of air-tight material and 24K gold plated bronze instead of conventional wood. This aids in slowing down the decomposition process for better preservation of remains. Its interior is fully lined with velvet and features a MemorySafe drawer that allows you to secure private mementos and farewell messages.

Cremation - Columbarium Niches

A common ash management option in Singapore is the placement of the ashes in columbarium niches. Niches are available at both government-managed and private columbariums.

There are two government-managed columbariums: Mandai Crematorium and Columbarium Complex, as well as Choa Chu Kang Columbarium. Bookings for these columbariums can be made online or in-person at the respective booking offices.

If you are looking for a temple or private columbarium, these are just some locations you can consider:

  • Nirvana Memorial Garden (富贵山庄)
  • The Garden Of Remembrance
  • Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery (Bright Hill Temple)
  • Tze Tho Aum Temple

The pricing differs for each columbarium. You may also be keen to know that we have a collection of urns in various materials, sizes, shapes, and colours for you to choose from.

Cremation - Sea Burial

Sea burial (also known as sea scattering) is another way of ash management after cremation. This option is limited to certain parts of the island. Our crew and boatman will accompany you and your family out to the approved scattering waters. If you wish to have any religious ceremony onboard, our monks or priests will be at hand to facilitate the ritual.

There’s a variety of boats and yachts for sea burials, each with different seating capacities and facilities. You may choose to board from one of the locations listed below, but do note that each location has a specific fleet of boats and/or yachts:

  • Changi Jetty 
  • Marina South Pier
  • ONE°15 Marina

Sea scattering can be conducted between 7am and 7pm daily. For more information, please contact the Port Marine Safety Control Centre at +65 6325 2488.

Specially for sea scattering, we have the biodegradable seashell and lotus urns that will stay gracefully afloat for about 10 to 20 minutes before dissolving into the water, allowing you some peaceful moments with your loved one before sending them off.

Cremation - Inland Ash Scattering

Ground burial has become less popular as a result of Singapore’s limited land space. In its place, cremation is now the more preferred alternative. While cremation brings to mind traditional urns or sea scatterings, there’s an increasingly talked about option that’s none other than inland scattering.

You can scatter the ashes of your loved one at the Garden of Peace, located within Choa Chu Kang Cemetery. The Garden of Peace comprises designated lanes for the scattering of ashes. These lanes are spaciously laid out between trees and hedges to accord you and your family privacy during this intimate, emotional moment.

There are two entrances to the Garden of Peace:

  • The North Gate along Old Choa Chu Kang Road, next to bus stop number 31139
  • The South Gate along Cemetery South Street 18, at the junction of Cemetery South Street 18 and Muslim Cemetery Path 11

The following verification documents are required before inland ash scattering can be conducted:

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

For more information, please refer to the National Environment Agency’s terms and conditions.

Cremation - Keepsake Jewellery

Our keepsake jewellery allows you to keep a part of your loved one close to you always. Featuring various styles and colours, the collection is beautifully handcrafted in Australia.

A token of your loved one’s ashes is kept securely in a chamber, closed with a tungsten stainless steel countersunk screw using the hex or Allen key provided. Each pendant comes along with an adjustable 925 silver snake chain, so you can wear it anywhere you go.

Post-funeral Services

Our services extend beyond the funeral day. Whether it’s for your loved one’s passing anniversary or remains relocation, our post-funeral services will meet your needs.

Exhumation & Remains Relocation

If your loved one requires a relocation, we are just a call away to provide you with reliable and professional exhumation services. Depending on your religion, a prayer ceremony will be conducted by a monk, priest, or pastor before we extract your loved one’s remains from the tomb.

You may choose to cremate the exhumed remains locally or have them exported overseas. If you decide to go with the former, a second round of prayer ceremony will be conducted before the ashes are placed into an urn and moved to either a temple, monastery, or columbarium.

In the case of remains exportation, each bone is meticulously washed in rice wine and water to remove as much debris as possible. The remains are then reassembled in your casket of choice before being sealed and certified by the National Environment Agency.

An Ling (安灵) Services

According to Buddhist and Taoist beliefs, An Ling is an act of filial piety by the deceased’s descendants. Descendants will have to prepare the following items in their home for the next 49 days following the funeral:

  • A table to place the tablet
  • Photo of the deceased
  • Joss pot
  • Food and drink offerings

Food, drinks, and joss sticks should be offered daily till the end of the 49 days.

Apart from monk/priest services, we are also able to help you with the An Ling prayer date calculation, so you won’t miss this significant ritual.

Ji Ling (寄灵) Services

Ji Ling holds the same meaning as An Ling. The only difference is that the tablet, photo, and other prayer items are placed in a temple or columbarium instead of your home. The monks, priests, or caretakers will assist with the daily offerings and chantings till the end of the 49 days.

Death Anniversary Prayer Services

For more information on chanting services for your loved one’s death anniversary, please email us at info@directfuneral.com.sg or call our 24/7 helpline at +65 6555 1115.

Repatriation

With over 30 years of experience in both inbound and outbound human remains repatriation, we know what it takes to send or bring your loved one safely back home. We are familiar with the regulations and documentation requirements of different countries, and we offer the following for a worry-free repatriation:

  • Round-the-clock dedicated service team to follow through the repatriation process
  • Professionally certified and experienced embalmers who will preserve your loved one for the duration of the transfer back home and for the funeral
  • Strong worldwide repatriation network
  • Booking of flight tickets and hotel accommodation for bereaved family members
  • Air-conditioned holding area with 24-hour camera surveillance for security

Grief Counselling

We understand that grief is a journey one is not meant to walk alone; and when a loved one passes, immense support is needed for the bereaved family members. At Direct, we are committed to serving not just your immediate funeral needs, but your heart needs as well. Led by psychotherapist Darren Cheng who’s also Direct’s CEO, our team of counsellors are with you every step of the way as you cope with the departure of a dear one.

Our Lead Counsellor

Darren holds a master’s in counselling and a bachelor’s in psychology, as well as a master trainer level certification in hypnotherapy. Before joining Direct, he ran a successful practice at the renowned Camden Medical Centre.

Darren is passionate about raising awareness on mental health care and has conducted talks for organisations including the Singapore Police Force, Institute of Mental Health, DBS Bank, United Overseas Bank, and many more. He also travels the island to give talks on the practical aspects of dealing with death. This series of talks is aptly titled Journey to the West. He believes that with a little nudge, everyone can be propelled in the right direction.

Taking his interest in psychology and counselling a step further, Darren wrote his first children’s book based on his practice in 2010. Entitled A Bowl Full of Ice Cream, his book was sold islandwide in bookstores such as Borders, MPH, Popular, and Kinokuniya. He has since gone on to author a couple more books on bereavement to help children and parents alike go through this tough time.

Take a read at the overviews of his books. For purchase, please visit here.

Books for Sale

A Bowl Full of Ice Cream

A Bowl Full of Ice Cream is a collection of 18 fascinating and delightful short stories designed to inspire change and motivate excellence in children. Develop your child’s creativity and imagination through these stories, and discover how to solve problems.

Find out what important lessons Hector the hydra, Tailor Tail, and Lily Lye learned. Join Pam the bird as she goes on a quest to find her voice and take a walk with Fiona Greenfingers in a magical forest. Watch as Wendy stirs up a tornado and Fo floats in a bubble. Sail the high seas with Peggy the pirate, dive underwater with little Grum, and fly up into the sky with brave Lucy. Come and listen to Uncle Dino tell all these stories and more!

 Retail Price: $25  
Last Wishes

Written by a financial consultant, a lawyer, and two funeral directors (Darren and our managing director Jenny Tay), Last Wishes will set you thinking about life’s final journey and how you can leave a legacy beyond the days when you are gone. This book will show you that death does not have to be traumatic for your loved ones. Instead, it can be a celebration of life–of your life.

 Retail Price: $25 
Where Did Grandpa Go?

Where Did Grandpa Go? was written for the child in all of us. In this simple and short story, a loving grandfather shares with his grandson what may happen when his time is up. Co-written by Darren and his journalist friend Andre Frois, this book was inspired by the most common question that little children ask at their grandparents’ wakes: “Where did grandpa/grandma go?”.

 Retail Price: $18 
I Remember Grandma

I Remember Grandma is dedicated to those of us missing that special someone in our lives. For the girl in this story, grandma lives on through the family recipes that were passed down to her. This book pays tribute to the loving grandmothers who often cooked every dish from scratch at home, toiling in the kitchen to bring us soulful tastes that only they can create.

 Retail Price: $18 

Pet Cremation

We work with an NEA-approved pet crematorium to help you say goodbye to your animal companion in the most humane and respectful manner possible. Nestled in 81 Sungei Tengah Road, Paws To Heaven provides a serene, private environment to send your beloved pet off.

Cremation and funeral packages are available for small animals (such as fish, hamsters, birds, and rabbits) as well as cats and dogs. All packages come with an assurance tagging system, so you can have peace of mind that your pet will be treated with utmost care. Upon your need, the team from Paws To Heaven will be there to collect your pet from your home, an animal clinic, or a boarding facility. There’s also a variety of urns and keepsake jewellery that you can choose from to store the ashes of your dearest companion in.

If you ever need support with your pet’s cremation and funeral ceremonies, please call our 24/7 helpline at +65 6555 1115.