1 in 10 adults prepaid for their funerals

People generally fear or are reluctant to think about their mortality.
People generally fear or are reluctant to think about their mortality.PHOTO: TIMOTHY FOO

A retired professional was keen to make sure that his journey to the afterlife started on the right footing so he went ahead to plan his own funeral.

He approached his usual place of worship and got all the religious leaders there to agree to hold an elaborate funeral rite for him and to pray for him when his time came. But the plan did not take off because when he died, his family made other arrangements.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 23, 2020, with the headline '1 in 10 adults prepaid for their funerals'. Print Edition | Subscribe