Barbecue, photoshoots and parties for the dead

People are looking beyond traditional funeral rites to send their loved ones off

Guests laughed and shared memories of the good times - some of them sipping wine and eating ice cream and candy floss.

But this was no party. This was a wake for Madam Lim Geok Khim, who died two years ago after a decade-long fight with breast cancer.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 25, 2018, with the headline 'Barbecue, photoshoots and parties for the dead'. Print Edition | Subscribe