Our Services

Direct Funeral Services’ compassionate work ethic and professionalism is reflected in everything we say and do. Taking an empathetic, solutions-driven approach to after life 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 PackagesPersonalised FuneralsDirect Memorial HallCurated CasketsMitsuoka HearseDedicated Service TeamOrder Funeral WreathsBurial, Cremation, Ash ArrangementPost Funeral ServicesRepatriationGrief Counselling

3 Days 2 Nights Funeral Packages

At Direct Funeral Services, we are committed to creating a memorable, meaningful and dignified funeral to help families honour the life of their loved one. We import caskets of premium quality into Singapore. With our comprehensive range of services, we strive to provide families with a total peace of heart in the midst of their most difficult times. Featured here are our economical packages for a 3 days and 2 nights wake.

Buddhist Funeral Packages

From $5,888, with 7% GST $6,300.16

Taoist Funeral Packages

From $8,288, with 7% GST $8,868.16

Wake Set Up

Our passionate design team is dedicated to the creation of a dignified wake set up for your loved one. We provide a wide range of backdrops along with a bluetooth speaker with carefully selected music playlists suited for the different religions.

Our caterers provide catering in the form of either buffet or a sit-down meal prepared at the wake location. Various cuisines, menus or even live stations with chefs can be arranged upon request. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals can be provided. Catering rates depend on the menu and quantity ordered.

Hindu Funeral Packages

For our full range and bespoke packages, please contact us at info@directfuneral.com.sg or call our helpline at +65 6555 1115.

Direct Cremation Funeral Packages

What is direct cremation or direct burial?

From the passing of your loved one to the dressing process and finally sending your beloved for cremation or burial – this series of events will take place in a single day.

This service is suitable for small families who do not wish to hold a wake, or when death occurs and family members and friends cannot gather in time for a wake. Limited and budget constraints are also one of the reasons why some of our clients use this service.

For direct cremation or burial packages, a wake is not conducted but should you wish to spend some quiet moments with your loved one, our team will be here to guide and assist you.

Precious Angel Funeral Packages

Grief will fade over time… but the sound of the first heartbeat and their tiny footprints are memories that last forever.

Farewell is the hardest when the unexpected happens. We are here to guide and help you prepare for the final moments with your little angel. Our precious angel funeral package is suitable for these age groups.

Stillbirth / Stillborn
Newborn: 0 – 2 months
Infant: 2 months – 1 year old
Toddler: 1 – 4 year old

With much love, we’ve curated a series of rompers, books, booties, plush toys and blankets for your little angel. These soft and comfortable wears will accompany your little angel on their journey.

It’s not a finality in the goodbye we say but it’s a ‘we shall see you later when the time comes, our little one’.

Personalised Funerals

We want to help your loved ones share their life because everyone has a story to tell. Photo collages projected on television, wishing trees with condolence messages and personalised excerpts that peek into the life of your loved ones are services exclusive to our clients throughout the wake.

Let their legacy live on through their stories – tales of bravery, laughter and love. Occasion like this are when we remember them for who they truly were. These stories are printed and placed on the tables for your guests to read.

Direct Memorial Hall

  • Fully air-conditioned room
  • Outdoor seating
  • Restroom with shower facilities
  • Wireless internet services
  • 24/7 security surveillance
  • Sound system and television
  • Parking within the vicinity
  • 5 minutes walking distance from Geylang Bahru MRT station

Direct Funeral Services’ Memorial Hall is located at 89 Geylang Bahru and is furnished to provide a dignified and peaceful environment for wakes and commemorations. Situated conveniently in a central location, your guests will be able to locate the hall with ease. This hall accommodates up to 45 guests, with the following amenities to provide comfort and ease for family, friends and guests.

Please contact us at info@directfuneral.com.sg or call our helpline at +65 6555 1115 to check on availability.

Curated Caskets

Casket Selections

The Batesville name represents a century-old tradition of quality and service. They are well known for manufacturing caskets with excellence and maintaining the tradition of delivering only the best quality to customers. Constantly creating new product innovations is what makes Batesville the market leader in casket manufacturing.

It has provided caskets for U.S. presidents Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon, John Kennedy, Harry Truman and celebrities including 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
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
Imported Caskets

Our caskets are imported from all over the world. We bring in caskets of quality wood such as Teak and Chengai. There is a casket for every preference. After all, your loved one deserves the best.

Half Glass Casket
Comfort Casket
8 Sided Comfort Casket
Half Glass Deluxe Brown
Half Glass Deluxe White
Nirvana Lotus
Chenggai 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 elegant fleet of hearses allows your loved one to be sent off in a dignified manner. Amongst our fleet, you will find the exclusive and unique Mitsuoka hearse which is imported from Japan. Its interiors are clad with fine leather and has a classic exterior, making it the preferred choice for one’s final journey.

Traditional Hearse

Our traditional hearses will suit all your religious needs.

Dedicated Service Team

Guidance

Our funeral guides are passionate about leading families in a meaningful and personalised ceremony. As funeral directors, they will guide your family during this difficult time – keeping all essential information bite-size, to provide clarity and awareness of what is to be done and expected.

Embalming & Dressing

Our embalming team is professionally certified, using the latest tools of the trade, sourcing our embalming products from England, Australia, New Zealand and USA.

Opting for embalming chemicals that are softer on the skin, our team of embalmers work with the aim of giving a more serene look to your beloved one.

Emcee & Waitering Services

With our dedication to providing families with a peace of mind during their most difficult times, our services include extensive features.

These features include a team of well-trained emcees who are able to facilitate a smooth and heartfelt funeral. They will help you articulate what you would like to convey, but are unable to in times of grief. Table-wait service is also available to ensure that your guests are comfortably attended to, giving you a peace of heart in these difficult times. Additional support for your family is provided, should you require services such as night vigil and daily cleaning services.

Ground Services

From first contact with you and your loved one, dressing your loved one in a dignified manner, and assisting you and your loved one with a peaceful send off, our on-the-grounds team comprises of staff who are determined to provide you with all the support you need.

Order Funeral Wreaths

Our team of florists with a combined experience of more than 20 years in floristry are dedicated to dressing up the wake area with fresh import of florals from all around the world. Click here to view some of their latest creations.

Burial, Cremation, Ash Arrangement

When it comes to after death options, we’re most familiar with the traditional ways – cremation, burial and columbarium. At Direct Funeral Services, we strive to guide and follow you through the final journey of your choice to the best of our abilities.

After the funeral, you may opt to have the ashes of your loved one kept in a columbarium or scattered in the sea. 

Here are the available options in Singapore to help you make an informed decision. 

Ground Burial

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

The following documents are required for verification during processing of application:

  • Digital death certificate
  • Permit to Bury
  • Identification Papers of Next-of-kin and Applicant (e.g. NRIC, passport, etc.)

Should you wish to proceed with the burial option, do note that with effect from 1 November 1998, the burial period for all graves will be limited to 15 years. The graves will be exhumed after the 15 years come to an end. You may refer to our exhumation services here. 

The exhumed remains will be cremated and stored in columbaria niches for those whose religions permit cremation. Where burial is mandated by religion, the exhumed remains will be re-buried in smaller individual burial ground.

For those opting for burial, you may consider this casket imported from USA. Its material is ideal as it is air tight and made up of 24k gold plated bronze instead of wood, which aids in slowing down the decomposition process for better preservation. Its interior is fully lined with velvet and has a MemorySafe drawer feature that allows you to secure your private mementos and farewell messages with your loved one.

Cremation - Sea Burial

Sea burial is another option for ash placement upon cremation. Sea scattering (also known as sea burial) is limited to certain parts of the island. Our crew and boatman will accompany you and your family out to the approved scattering waters. Should you require any religious ceremony on board, our monks and priests will be able to conduct them. 

There are a variety of boats and yachts to suit your needs and budget, each coming with different seating capacity, facilities and boarding site. You may choose to board from the locations listed below. Do note that each location has a specific fleet of boat or yacht. 

  • Changi Jetty 
  • Marina south pier
  • ONE°15 Marina

Sea scattering is available daily from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. For more information, please contact the MPA’s Port Marine Safety Control Centre at 6325 2488.

Our biodegradable seashell and lotus urns are alternatives for your loved one’s ashes to be placed in and gracefully set afloat onto the sea. These urns will stay afloat for approximately 10 to 20 minutes before dissolving, leaving you with a peaceful moment for your final send off.

Cremation - Inland Ash Scattering at Garden of Peace, Choa Chu Kang Cemetery

Inland burial is an option that’s becoming decreasingly popular as it requires land space. Its alternative, cremation, is an increasingly popular option amongst families. While cremation brings our thoughts to old school urns or sea scatterings, times have changed.

Traditional urns still remain an option but alongside that, we now have the option of scattering the ashes of our loved ones inland at the Garden of Peace located at Choa Chu Kang. The Garden of Peace contains designated lanes for the scattering of ashes. These lanes are spaciously laid out between trees and hedges to accord families with privacy during this intimate moment. 

There are 2 entrances to Garden of Peace.

  • The North Gate is located along Old Choa Chu Kang Road, next to bus stop no. 31139.
  • The South Gate is located along Cemetery South Street 18, at the junction of Cemetery South Street 18 and Muslim Cemetery Path 11.

Documents required for verification before ash scattering service:

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

Refer to NEA terms and conditions.

Cremation - Columbaria Niches

Another option for the placement of the ashes of your loved one are columbaria niches. Niches are available at government-managed columbarium and private columbarium.

Bookings for government-managed columbarium can be made online, or in person at the booking office. Government columbarium includes Mandai Crematorium and Columbarium Complex and Choa Chu Kang Columbarium.

If you are looking for temple or private columbarium options, you may consider the following. 

  • 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 and the size of the columbaria. We do have a collection of urns in various materials, sizes, shapes and colours for you to choose from.

Cremation - Keepsake Jewellery

Our keepsake jewellery comes in various styles and colours, allowing you to personalise them and keep a part of your loved one close to you always.

By storing a small memento of their ashes in a beautifully handcrafted jewellery made in Australia. Ashes are kept securely in a chamber, closed with a tungsten stainless steel countersunk screw using the hex or Allen key provided. Each pendant comes with an adjustable 925 silver snake chain.

Post Funeral Services

Our services extend beyond the funeral day. We provide a wide range of post funeral services suited for your needs.

Religious Services

We provide a comprehensive range of religious services for Buddhists, Taoists, Christians and Roman Catholics, including but not limited to a selection of monks, pastors, priests, religious supplies etc.

With our dedication to providing families with a peace of mind during their most difficult times, we have a team of well-trained emcees who are able to facilitate a smooth and heartfelt funeral. They will help you articulate what you would like to convey, but are unable to in times of grief.

Exhumation & Remains Relocation

We provide exhumation services should your loved one require a relocation. A prayer ceremony will be conducted by a monk, priest or pastor before extracting the remains from the tomb. The exhumed remains may either be cremated locally or exported overseas, depending on your requirements. For remains that have been cremated, there will be a second round of prayer ceremony to place the ashes into an urn before your loved one is moved to the temple, monastery or columbarium.

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

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 at their home for the next 49 days after the funeral. Food, drink and joss sticks should be offered daily till the end of the 49 days.

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

We provide monk services and 49 days prayer date calculation for your reference.

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 their homes. The monks or caretakers will then assist with the daily offerings and chantings till the end of the 49 days.

Death Anniversary Prayer Services

Chanting services can be arranged on the death anniversary of your loved ones. Please contact us at info@directfuneral.com.sg or call our helpline at +65 6555 1115 for more information.

Repatriation

We are committed to sending or bringing your loved ones back home. Our professionally certified embalmers are able to preserve your loved one for the duration of the transfer back to your home country and for the funeral.

With over 30 years of experience in human remains repatriation (inbound and outbound), we are familiar with different countries’ regulations and documentation. As such, we offer:

  • Round the clock dedicated service team to follow through the repatriation process.
  • Certified, experienced and well-trained embalmers.
  • Strong worldwide network for the repatriation of human remains.
  • Assist bereaved family members to book flight tickets & arrange hotel accommodations.
  • Air-conditioned holding area with a 24-hour surveillance camera for security.

Grief Counselling

We understand that grief is a journey one is not meant to walk alone; and when a loved one dies, immense support is needed for the bereaved families. At Direct Funeral Services, we are committed to serving, not just your immediate needs for funeral service, but your heart needs as well. Led by Psychotherapist Darren Cheng, we have a team of dedicated counsellors to help you cope with the departure of your loved one.

Our Counsellor

Darren travels the island to give talks to organisations to educate them on the practical aspects on dealing with death. His series of talks is titled Journey To The West.

Darren Cheng holds a Masters Degree in Counselling, a Bachelor Degree in Psychology and a Master Trainer Level Certification in Hypnotherapy. He has accumulated 7 years of experience helping people with a myriad of problems and ran a successful practice in the prestigious Camden Medical Center.

He gives talks to various organisations including SPF, IMH, DBS, UOB, SPARKS and many more on various topics of mental health care. He believes that with a little nudge, everyone can be propelled in the right direction.

He has published a children’s book based on his practice in 2010 called A Bowlful of Ice Cream. His book was sold island-wide in bookstores such as Borders, MPH, Popular and Kinokuniya.

Currently he is writing another book on bereavement to help children and parents alike go through this tough time.

Books For Sale

Our books are on sale at this link.

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 powers of 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!

 Sale Price: $25  
Last Wishes

Last Wishes was written by a Financial Consultant, a Lawyer and two Funeral Directors, this book would set you thinking about life’s final journey, and how you can leave a living legacy even 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.

 Sale Price: $25 
Where Did Grandpa Go?

Where Did Grandpa Go? was written for the child in all of us. Its a simple and short story of how a loving grandfather shares with his grandson what may happen when his time is up. Written by funeral director Darren TK Cheng of Direct Funeral Services and author Andre Frois, this book was inspired by the most common question little children ask during the wake of their grandparents, “Where did grandpa go?”.

 Sale Price: $8 
I Remember Grandma

I Remember Grandma written for those of us who miss that special someone tin our lives, is a heartfelt tale about love for our family & those dear to our hearts.

For this little girl, grandma lives on through the traditional family recipes that were passed down to her. This book was inspired by the grandmothers of our time who often cook every dish at home, from scratch; toiling & labouring in the kitchen to bring us soulful food that only our grandma can make.

 Sale Price: $12.90