S’pore’s 1st Ash Scattering Garden Receives Over 1,900 Applications, Located In Choa Chu Kang Cemetery

Ash Scattering Garden In Choa Chu Kang Receives Excessive Number Of Applications Due To High Demand

Last year, the National Environment Agency (NEA) announced the opening of Singapore’s first ash scattering garden.

Allowing more options for managing cremated ashes, the Garden of Peace began operations on 17 May 2021.

CCK Cemetery Has New Serene ‘Garden of Peace’ For Families To Scatter Ashes Of Loved Ones

Since then, the facility has received over 1,900 applications for the use of its services.

Increasing demand for ash scattering garden

8world News reports that as of 13 Sep this year, the Garden of Peace has received more than 1,900 applications for its ash scattering services.

ash scattering garden

Source: NEA

Situated at the Choa Chu Kang Cemetery Complex, the garden is the first of its kind in Singapore.

In addition, NEA said that due to an ageing population, the number of yearly deaths may double from 20,000 in 2016 to 40,000 by 2040.

Source: NEA

Tranquil setting offers families privacy

According to NEA, a second garden offering ash scattering services, called the Garden of Serenity, is expected to launch this year.

It will be located at the new Mandai Crematorium Complex. According to 8world News, it will feature three ceremony halls and nine cremation furnaces with viewing rooms.

Both places have an open-garden concept, with designated lanes for walkways and ash scattering.

Families will be able to gather, view, and take part in the process of scattering ashes in a respectful and dignified manner.

Source: NEA

The establishment also offers a serene garden setting, segregating the different lanes with trees and hedges to afford families their privacy.

A secular facility open to all religious faiths, those interested can visit NEA’s online portal to submit an application.

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Featured image adapted from NEA.

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