Death becomes her: Why more women in Singapore are joining the funeral industry

Ms Angjolie Mei from The Life Celebrant. ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
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SINGAPORE - Inside the shadowy, male-dominated trade of funeral services - once considered the preserve of those with paltry education and few other career prospects - change has been brewing.

Increased media coverage, more opportunities and a loosening of superstitions around death have led to more women, especially younger ones, entering the funeral trade, industry insiders say.

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