Useful Information

Ang Yew Seng Remembrance Hall

Block 38 Sin Ming Drive #01-537 to 545
Singapore 575712

Casket Fairprice

Block 37 Sin Ming Drive #01-573
Singapore 575711

Chapel of Light

Block 38 Sin Ming Drive #01-531
Singapore 575712

Chapel of Repose, Church of St Teresa

510 Kampong Bahru Road
Singapore 099446

Chapel of Resurrection, St Joseph Church

620 Upper Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 678116

Church of St Stephen

30 Sallim Road
Singapore 387639

Garden of Remembrance

920 Old Choa Chu Kang Road
Singapore 699815

Holy Spirit Oratory, Church of the Holy Spirit

248 Upper Thomson Road
Singapore 574371

La Verna Chapel, Church of St Mary of the Angels

5 Bukit Batok East Avenue 5
Singapore 659918

Lourdes Hall of Repose, Church of our Lady of Lourdes

50 Ophir Road
Singapore 188690

Oratory Nativity Parish, Church of the Nativity of the B.V.M.

1259 Upper Serangoon Road
Singapore 534795

Singapore Casket

131 Lavender Street
Singapore 338737

Singapore Funeral Parlour

91 Tampines Link
Singapore 528746

Sin Min Funeral Parlour

Block 37 Sin Ming Drive #01-577
Singapore 575711

St Claude de la Colombiere, Church of St Ignatius

120 King’s Road
Singapore 268144

Teochew Funeral Parlour

10 Ubi Road 4
Singapore 408609

Choa Chu Kang Colombarium

51 Choa Chu Kang Road, Chinese Cemetery
Path 4

Tel: 6795 0731
Fax: 6795 0885
Opening hours
8:00am - 5:30pm daily

Mandai Columbarium

300 Mandai Road Singapore 779393

Tel: 6554 5655
Fax: 6459 5228
Opening hours
8:00am - 5:30pm daily

Yishun Columbarium

Yishun Ring Road

Tel: 6554 5655
Fax: 6459 5228
Opening hours
8:00am - 5:30pm daily
Please notify the deceased person’s bank, especially for receipts and cheques deposited automatically, or if mortgage payments and other transactions (e.g. GIRO deductions) are carried out directly from the account.
Insurance Companies

Inform the deceased person’s insurance companies. Beneficiaries may receive payouts from insurance policies, credit and trade unions or fraternal organisations, etc.

Bills & Miscellaneous Item

Check for any outstanding debts, such as credit-card bills. For bills where payment is made automatically via GIRO, inform the companies to cancel the GIRO.

Where appropriate, contact the deceased person's landlord, cancel utilities such as electricity and telephone connections, and other items such as safety deposit boxes etc. Give the post office a forwarding address for the deceased person's mail.

Lawyers/Solicitors
Obtain the deceased person's will and inform his lawyer and/or executor.

Estate Duty

An estate duty is payable on the value of a deceased person's net assets above a specified threshold amount. There is no estate duty payable for deaths on and after 15 Feb 2008. More information on estate duties is available here. You can also contact:

Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore
Ruling and Compliance Branch
Tel: 6351 3169
Email: ed@iras.gov.sg

Public Trustee
The Public Trustee administers the estates of deceased persons if the value does not exceed $50,000.

The Public Trustee will:
  1. Administer the assets of the deceased.
  2. Sell or transfer shares held by the deceased person in Singapore-Listed companies.
  3. Transfer any vehicle belonging to the deceased to the beneficiary.
  4. Ascertain the validity of claimaint's entitlement as beneficiaries and the relationship between the claimant and the deceased person.
  5. Hold the minor's share in trust until the beneficiary reaches age of maturity and may make monthly payments for the minor's maintenance and education

    More information can be found at:
If your loved one is a Singapore citizen / permanent resident, there is no need to report the death to CPF Board, as the Board will be notified by the relevant public agency. If he is a foreigner with a CPF account, please report at any CPF Service Centre with the member’s original death certificate, your identity card / passport and proof of relationship. If your loved one had made a valid CPF nomination, his CPF savings will be distributed to his nominee(s) in the proportion as listed in the nomination. Otherwise, his CPF savings will be forwarded to the Public Trustee for distribution in accordance with the intestacy laws or inheritance certificate (for Muslims) in Singapore.
Please visit www.cpf.gov.sg for more information.
Bills & Miscellaneous Item

Check for any outstanding debts, such as credit-card bills. For bills where payment is made automatically via GIRO, inform the companies to cancel the GIRO.

Where appropriate, contact the deceased person's landlord, cancel utilities such as electricity and telephone connections, and other items such as safety deposit boxes etc. Give the post office a forwarding address for the deceased person's mail.

Directory of Family Services

National FSC Helpline: 1800-838 0100 (toll free line)
Please call the Helpline, which operates in English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil, to contact your
nearest FSC.
You may also wish to seek professional counselling from the following voluntary welfare organizations.

Samaritans of Singapore (SOS)

Helpline: 1800 221 4444 (24-hr toll-free line)
SOS provides a 24-hour crisis line service, which gives emotional support to people who are troubled.
All calls to SOS are kept in strict confidentiality.

Care Corner Mandarin Counselling Centre

Hotline: 1800 353 5800 (10am to 10pm daily)
Care Corner Mandarin Counselling Centre provides counselling services to the Mandarin-speaking population, allowing them to share their problems in total anonymity and strict confidentiality.

The death of a child can be a particularly difficult loss. Child Bereavement Support (Singapore) is a support group for bereaved parents set up by bereaved parents, providing support groups, befriending and information.
There are various government social assistance schemes available if help is needed. These schemes are administered by the Community Development Councils.

The schemes are:
  1. Administer the assets of the deceased.
  2. Sell or transfer shares held by the deceased person in Singapore-Listed companies.
  3. Transfer any vehicle belonging to the deceased to the beneficiary.
  4. Ascertain the validity of claimaint's entitlement as beneficiaries and the relationship between the claimant and the deceased person.
  5. Hold the minor's share in trust until the beneficiary reaches age of maturity and may make monthly payments for the minor's maintenance and education

    More information can be found at:
    • Public Assistance (PA) Scheme / Special Grant (SG)
    • Home Ownership Plus Education Scheme (HOPE)
    • Rent and Utilities Assistance Scheme (RUAS)
    • Interim Financial Assistance Scheme (IFAS)
    • Student Care Fee Assistance (SCFA)
    • Centre-based Financial Assistance Scheme for Child Care (CFAC)
    • Work Assistance Programme (WAP)
    • Kindergarten Financial Assistance Scheme (KiFAS) More details on these social assistance schemes can be found at
The Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA) allows employees who have sustained injuries in a work- related accident or contracted an occupational disease to claim work injury compensation. Dependants of employees who died in a work-related accident are also eligible for compensation.Claimable compensation includes medical leave wages, medical expenses and permanent incapacity or death.

Unlike civil claims, compensation is generally payable under the Act regardless of whether the employer is at fault, as long as the employee had suffered an injury by accident arising out of and in the course of his employment or had contracted an occupational disease as defined under the Act. The compensation benefits are computed based on fixed formulae and capped under the Act.

Once an employee decides to pursue his claim under the Act, he will generally no longer be able to lodge a civil claim against his employer for damages.

More information on Work Injury Compensation Act can be found here.
If the deceased person leaves behind a child below the age of 21, family and friends may wish to adopt the child and give him or her a new home. Adopting a child is not just a legal process. It involves much thought and emotion as well. More information and resources on the process of adoption, issues and challenges post-adoption are available here.