Funeral parlours: Calls to treat the dead with more respect

A dog roaming the road at night near some funeral parlours in Geylang Bahru Terrace. An ST reader had complained last month of dogs entering a parlour where his mother's body was being prepared for her funeral.
A hearse near funeral parlours along Geylang Bahru Terrace. ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
New: Gift this subscriber-only story to your friends and family

SINGAPORE - A man who engaged a funeral parlour to handle the preparation of his mother's body for her funeral was appalled to find her lying uncovered on an embalming table.

In the night, neighbourhood dogs entered the parlour and slept beneath the tables.

Already a subscriber? 

Dive deeper at $0.99/month

Want more exclusives, sharp insights into what's happening at home and abroad? Subscribe to stay informed.

Unlock these benefits

  • All subscriber-only content on ST app and

  • Easy access any time via ST app on 1 mobile device

  • 2-week e-paper archive so you never miss out on any topic that matters to you

Join ST's Telegram channel and get the latest breaking news delivered to you.