Mandai Crematorium's Hall 1 was packed with over 100 family members and friends wanting to say their final goodbyes to the two Kovan murder victims, Mr Tan Boon Sin, 66, and Mr Tan Chee Heong, 42.
Mr Tan Boon Sin's wife, who did not follow the hearses to the crematorium, was sobbing as the rest of the family circled around the two coffins as part of Buddhist funeral rites. She was too distraught to take part.
Mr Tan Chee Heong's wife was calm and sat quietly on a bench in the hall. Family members took turns to take care of the younger Mr Tan's three-year-old son. They carried the boy and offered him snacks.The boy seemed unaware that he would be bidding goodbye to his grandfather and father.
Younger brother, Tan Chee Wee, was heard shouting at the funeral in Hokkien: "Dad, brother, don't worry I will take care of the family. Brother, your kids are my kids." The bodies were cremated around 3.40pm on Tuesday afternoon.
Mr Tan Boon Sin and his son, Mr Tan Chee Heong, were found dead about 1km apart in the Kovan neighbourhood last Wednesday. The suspect, Iskandar Rahmat, 34, was charged in court on Monday.