For 2 years I saw her getting older and weaker but there was nothing I could do. A week before end of January, she got admitted to CGH and was diagnosed with pneumonia and heart disease. 3 days later she passed on. We were able to spend her last moments by her side and we believed she left peacefully. The wake and Buddhist funeral rites was carried out for the next 2 days at Sin Ming Funeral Parlor, and on the third, the eve of Chinese New Year Eve, she was buried at Choa Chu Kang cemetery. These are the sketches done during the funeral wake and the burial ceremony.
Buddhist monks performing the funeral rites.
Friends and relatives who came to pay respect to the deceased on the first night of the funeral wake.
Family members chanting and praying with the Buddhist monks.
Visitors are given red threads or red packets containing a coin to ensure a safe journey home. They are supposed to leave quietly, without saying goodbye to the deceased’s family.
Friends and relatives who came on the second night of the funeral wake.
Grandma was buried at Choa Chu Kang cemetery.
Rest in peace Grandma.