TAOIST FUNERAL SERVICES SINGAPORE (Hokkien, Teochew, Hakka, Cantonese, Hainanese)

Traditionally, Taoist believe in focusing more on health and longevity than on afterlife. The goal especially in early Taoism was to achieve immortality, with the practice and cultivation of various task categorised as Neidan and Waidan. Coupled with that fact that Chinese traditionally avoid talking about death, there is very little written about Taoist Funerals, even on the internet. Hence, there is a trend of Taoist funerals becoming more simplified with each passing generation, with traditions of old, lost or often forgotten.

To add to the confusion, Taoism, for most part of Chinese history, co-existed with Buddhism and Confucianism. There is therefore some influence from Buddhism in the Taoist practice of some Singaporean families. Examples of these includes having both Monks and Taoist Priest performing rites for the deceased during a Taoist Funeral wake. The above sometimes result in Taoist families being at a loss on what to do, if death besets a family member.

Why Holyland Casket Singapore?

Holyland Casket Singapore Pte Ltd is Singapore’s #1  funeral services director experienced in handling and arranging TasistFuneral Services. We have a professional service team which caters solely for Taoist funeral cases. The funeral consultants are all well trained and approachable. We serve families with sincerity and professionalism from planning and so on.

3 Days Fr. $7888

5 Days Fr. $8588

7 Days Fr. $9288

1. Coffin (Panel with half viewing glass)

2. Transportation, Pall Bearer, Hearse and Funeral Arrangement Service

a) Collecting the body from hospital or house

b) Transportation to our mortuary for cleaning

c) Sending the deceased and casket back to the place of funeral wake

d) Assist family to book cremation slot

e) Paper Servants & a pair of golden/silver mountains

f) Collection of ashes

g) Funeral Assistant on the funeral day

h) One standard hearse on the funeral day

3. Embalming, dressing and make-up

** Clothing to be provided by family

4. Photo Enlargement

5. Flower Arrangement

6. Tasist Backdrop set up with Altar Set Ups

7. Rental of Tentage, Tables, Chairs, Lightings and Fans (Only applicable for HDB)

8. Taoist priest chanting services inclusive of vegetarian food offering for the deceased

9. Joss praying items

10. 1 x 40 Seater air-con bus from wake to crematorium and then back to wake only

11. Visit by Funeral Director

Funeral Director in a Taoist Funeral

Given the above, the role of a funeral director becomes even more important. Other than just providing the arrangements, a funeral director, experienced in Taoist Funeral practices and customs will be able to provide advise and guidance to the family to ensure their love ones are properly honored with a meaningful and dignified funeral. Holyland Casket Singapore Pte Ltd funeral services team has more than 20 years of experience helping Singapore Taoist families with funeral services and arrangements. Our Funeral Consultants are familiar with both Taoist Rites and customs and can be counted upon to provide the right advise whenever needed. Above all, our staff are well trained, understand the family’s grief and are always sensitive to the needs of all family members. That’s the reason why many Taoist families in Singapore trust us when it comes to funeral services.

Overview of Taoist Funeral Rites

In a traditional Taoist Funeral, an alter is set up with a sacred lamp, symbolising the Elixir of Immortality, 2 large candles, cups filled with tea, water and rice plus 5 plates of fruits to represent the 5 elements. An incense burner right in the middle completes the set up of the alter.

Because there are many different denominations within Taoism, rites and rituals for the deceased can differ. However some common rites performed during Taoist Funerals include those for:

  • Gaining merits for the deceased;
  • Protecting the deceased body from demons and monsters;
  • Separating the dead from the living; and
  • Blessings and protection for the family

These days, Taoist Funerals are typically held for 3, 5 or 7 days.


We are Holyland Casket Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore’s award winning funeral services solutions provider in Singapore. We practice transparent pricing, no GST, listing our funeral packages inclusive of price, so that you will feel at ease when you engage our funeral services. Indeed with us, you will never be overcharged because what you see on our website and brochure is what you pay. With 20 years of experience in the funerary industry, few of our competitors know Singapore funerals better than us.