"My father passed away on 28 May 2020. In light of Covid-19 circuit breaker measures, all government-managed columbaria (Choa Chu Kang, Mandai and Yishun Columbarium) will be closed, with effect from 7 April 2020 until further notice. During the period of closure, visits to the Choa Chu Kang Cemetery and Mandai Crematorium are not permitted, other than attending a funeral. Choa Chu Kang Cemetery and Mandai Crematorium will only remain open for burials and cremation services respectively. Installation of urns into niches may continue, with permit from NEA. Next-of-kin may be present, but should be limited in number, with proper safe distancing observed. The number of attendees for wakes/ cremation/ burial services, including foot procession, shall be kept to 10 persons or fewer, and limited to family members as far as possible. This is a photograph of 4 entry passes to Mandai crematorium for relatives who were attending the funeral there. Besides the entry passes, death certificate was required for main entry access. Visitors without entry passes would be turn away."--Contributed by Lim Bee Leng, as part of the "Documenting COVID-19 in Singapore" collection community call.
All rights reserved. Lim Bee Leng, 2020