Raise standards at funeral parlours, operators urge

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 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.ST PHOTOS: GAVIN FOO

Suggestions include guidelines for treatment of bodies, air-conditioning embalming rooms

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.

Please or to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM.

Enjoy unlimited access to ST's best work

  • Exclusive stories and features on multiple devices
  • In-depth analyses and opinion pieces
  • ePaper and award-winning multimedia content
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 09, 2019, with the headline 'Raise standards at funeral parlours, operators urge'. Print Edition | Subscribe