Helping the deceased and consoling the family they leave behind
Our Taoist funeral service and packages place equal emphasis on helping the deceased and consoling the family they leave behind.
Like a Taoist funeral, SG Funeral focuses more on life than death. This is why many members of Taoist communities in Singapore seek our specialist, customised Taoist funeral services.
Our Taoist funeral packages also focus on easing the journey of your loved one along The Way, according to the traditions of your particular Chinese dialect group.
SG Funeral LLP team personnel completed our beloved’s funeral with elegant wake decor and offer us reasonable pricing, in contrast to another funeral undertaker whom we engaged previously for my other family member.
True peace-of-mind, complete Taoist funeral packages
$10,800 (3 days) | $11,800 (5 days)
Our Taoist funeral packages don’t just include basic items, we also include essential items and services that a complete funeral requires whereby many other seemingly “low-cost” funeral services companies regard as add-ons:
- Cremation fee at Mandai Crematorium and Columbarium
- Half-glass casket
- Online obituary
- Taoist funeral prayer services performed by experienced Taoist priests
- 49 days of an ling (安灵) service at Sin Ming
- Taoist prayer service on urn/ashes placement day and 49th-day ceremony
- 1 standard marble urn for cremated ashes
- 1 standard marble niche plaque
- 1 standard niche at a government-managed columbarium
Complete package item list
- 24/7 respond to any enquiry
- Professional coordinator to meet deceased next kin, within 1 hour to let you understand the proceeding
Encoffining & embalming service
- Collection of deceased from hospital or HSA Block 9 or nursing home or home
- Professional embalming, cleaning, dressing and makeup service
- Casket (half-glass)
Preparation of memorial ceremony
- Deceased essential
- 1 large photo with 10’’ x 12’’ wooden frame with 6 passport size photos
- Filial lantern/Soul lantern (1 set)
- Standard Heaven & Earth blanket
- Paper house essential – 6 ft paper house (1 unit), gold and silver mountain (1 unit), golden boy and jade maiden (1 set), joss paper (10 units), clothing chest (2 units), 6 ft paper burner (1 unit)
- Lantern & lantern bearer (1 set)
- In house online obituary memories services
- Void deck enclosure
- Curtains & carpet in casket area
- Altar setup
- Round table (10 units)
- Square table (15 units)
- Chairs (100 units)
- Fans (4 units)
- General lighting
- Mobile toilet (1 unit)
- Chiller (1 unit)
- Floral arrangement 1 floral photo wreath (11’’ x 13’’), 2 floral bouquets on deceased offer table
- Mandai cremation charge included
- Hand sanitizer (1 unit)
- Digital infrared thermometer (1 unit)
- Condolence book (1 unit)
- Stationary set (1 unit)
Coordination of funeral service & memorial ceremony
- Taoist prayer service – encoffining (1 master) & final night (3 masters) & cremation day (1 master)
Funeral procession service
- 1-way funeral hearse
- 2-way 45 seater, air-conditioned bus (1 unit)
After care service
- Towel souvenirs for guests (40 units)
- Flower water setup
- 49 days an ling service at Sin Ming with vegetarian food offering (2 sets/day)
- 1 single niche storage at NEA columbarium
- 1 standard marble urn for cremated ashes
- 1 standard marble plaque with colour photo
- Ash collection service
- Taoist prayer service (1 master) – ash installation day
- Taoist prayer service (1 master) – 49th day
Our Taoist funeral services
SG Funeral provides full Taoist funeral services that greatly ease the burden of the multiple organisational issues that arise immediately after a death.
We’ll handle all the practicalities to allow you space to mourn the departed and help them into the afterlife – from encoffining to collection of ashes.
You can be assured of the utmost compassion from our funeral directors before, during and after the funeral – as with all our funeral services and packages.
Why Taoist families choose SG Funeral
Our Taoist funeral service gives you a one-stop funeral resource that avoids middlemen. This enables direct supervision of every aspect of the funeral process by our experienced Taoist funeral specialists.
Our total Taoist funeral solution also provides two further key advantages:
- You get supplementary funeral services few undertakers in Singapore offer – such as funeral supplies and post-funeral arrangements.
- We save you the extra costs of third-party involvement.
Benefits of our Taoist funeral service and packages
Our Taoist funeral service and packages are designed to help alleviate the anguish of bereavement while ensuring your loved gets a dignified Taoist funeral that respects the beliefs of the ancient philosophy and religion.
Benefits of our Taoist funeral service and packages include:
- Streamlined package of funeral services that cover everything you need after a death.
- Deep understanding of – and compliance with – Taoist funeral rites in Singapore.
- Transparent pricing – you won’t suddenly discover hidden costs.
- Personal attention from funeral directors specialising in bereavement care.
What you can expect from our Taoist funeral service
Our Taoist funeral service ensures a meaningful funeral that revolves around Taoist concepts and philosophy, the natural harmony of the universe, and continuing life of the soul after death of its current physical body.
We realise that funeral costs may be a major concern for many families, so we strive to make our funeral services as affordable as possible. As well as our cost-cutting one-stop funeral solution, we can offer advice on ways to trim funeral costs without affecting quality of service.
Our Taoist funerals reflect our core business ethos of providing respectful and sincere funeral services with responsibility, honesty and integrity.
Complete Taoist funeral packages
Our Taoist funeral packages offers a comprehensive Taoist funeral resource. SG Funeral will take care of everything for you, including:
- Embalming and encoffining.
- Tentage with curtains and carpets.
- Ceremonial altar to symbolise eternal life, with floral tributes and photos of the deceased.
- Provision of hearse plus funeral cortege cars for family without their own transport.
- Music and chanting.
- Burning of joss paper offerings.
- Funeral feast, with a seat reserved for the soul of the departed.
- Booking of cremation or burial site.
- Ashes collection.
- Post-funeral services to mark the 49th day after death.
Taoist funeral customs & rites
Taoist funerals generally last 3, 5, or 7 days. Mourners wear white to show respect, and funeral guests give the family a white envelope containing money.
Mourning continues for 49 days, during which the deceased’s children and grandchildren traditionally avoid cutting their hair. Prayers are said every 7th day.
Taoist funeral ritual varies according to dialect group but a common theme is safeguarding the deceased against monsters and demons. This typically involves chanting of Taoist texts by priests, with percussion and woodwind accompaniment.
Teochew funeral customs
Teochew funeral rituals before the departed is placed in the casket include Crossing the Bridge.
This is regarded as the most important aspect of a Teochew funeral, in which a priest carries the deceased’s Soul Lantern and leads the family in procession across the bridge to the afterlife.
Hokkien funeral customs
Hokkien families take part in a pre-funeral ceremony involving joss offerings to “buy water” from the Earth Deity to purify the body of the departed.
On the funeral day, family members make offerings as they’re called to the altar. These gifts differ according to their relationship to the deceased. A Funeral Oration is also recited.
Zhao’an funeral customs
Zhao’an funeral ritual combines Teochew and Hokkien and funeral rituals. This is because of the Zhao’an location in a Hokkien province near the Teochew area.
SG Funeral is often asked to organise Teochew and Hokkien priests to hold chanting ceremonies on different nights.
Cantonese funeral customs
Cantonese funeral traditions include the Breaking Hell ritual, which sets the deceased free from obsessions to transcend the mortal world and avoid suffering in hell.
This Taoist rite is performed on the night of the funeral, with priests chanting in the Cantonese dialect and dancing around a ball of fire.