Four Funerals

Over the weekend, I had an encounter with four funeral wakes. It started on Saturday morning with a drive to Ang Mo Kio town where I was looking for block 213, the wake’s exact location. It is common and convenient in Singapore for wakes to be organized at the ground level (known as void decks) of the nation’s most “iconic” architecture – the government flats built by the Housing Development Board. Also, it is not difficult to spot a funeral wake as it comes with distinctive decorations that tell the nature of the ceremony.Continue reading “Four Funerals”