Singapore Is A Top City To Live In, But What About When You Die?


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Who are the people who care for the dead lovingly and carefully before their final sendoff?

This documentary puts a face to a bereavement care in a first world economy, where needs for urban development and land scarcity creeps its way into cemeteries and new burial systems.

Meet: a man who exhumed 120,000 graves, a family-run business, entrepreneurs in the professionalisation of services, and an embalmer from Australia.

It’s a business for sure, and a necessary service. But their stories are heartening, human, and fascinating. It’s regarded as a noble profession, and one that they carry out with pride and honour.

Watch ‘The Final Sendoff’ by Axel Toh Singapore on Viddsee:

Axel’s documentary is part of the Filmmakers@DFT Channel on Viddsee.

Here’s an inspiring short film about a young makeup artist who ends up working in a funeral parlour, and finds honour in her new career path. Watch ‘Sunflowers’ by Quek Shio Chuan

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