You will need to prepare the necessary documents, the content for the obituary and also the payment.
You will need to prepare the following documents to place an obituary:
Original Death Certificate
Identity Card of person placing the notice
You will also need to prepare the contents of the obituary. Here’s a simple guideline on the details that can be included in the obituary:
Photo of loved one
Name of loved one and alias, if any
Date of death (Time optional)
Names of family members (parents, spouse, children, adopted children, in-laws, grandchildren, siblings, nephews/nieces, uncles/aunts, cousins, godparents/god children, etc.)
If any family member is deceased, name should be within brackets with word deceased or late, e.g. (Tan Ah Kow, deceased) or (Late Tan Ah Kow)
Location of wake
Details of service and prayers such as date, time and location.
Funeral date and time
Burial or cremation details with the name of cemetery or crematorium and time. If necessary, include a message such as No wreaths please and indicate name of charity for any donations.
After finalising the details, payment will have to be made for the space on the newspaper. Payments can be made through:
(1) Credit cards
(2) NETS, or
(3) Cash (during office hours only).