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  1. A mistress for the dearly departed?

    Posted Mar 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wuhan authorities found marriage certificates for the dead on sale for 50 yuan at a public cemetery in the city, China News Services reported. Ching Ming, or tomb-sweeping day, the most ...

  2. Online cemetery and a burial ferry planned

    Posted Dec 31st 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Free ferry services for sea burials and an online cemetery will be launched early next year, the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department says. From the end of next month, the free boat services will take people from Sai Wan Ho public pier to the east of Tung Lung Chau every Saturday morning to scatter ashes of loved ones in the sea. 'We want to offer ...

  3. Hong Kong Faces

    Posted Aug 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and disposed of before they had grown old- a common practice then. Decades later, Mr Chan is offering funeral services to help owners with the final arrangements for their dead animals. His ... cremation services. After cremation, some pet owners scatter the ashes, although most choose to place them in an urn. In 2002, Mr Chan set up Hong Kong's first pet memorial hall where urn ...

  4. Traditional coffins don't fit new crematorium

    Posted Sep 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the older models. Mr Leung said the department had distributed notices asking undertakers and funeral services companies to inform customers of the new crematorium's sizes. 'We suggested that first they advise their customers of the unique size requirements at Kwai Chung. And if they insist on using a specific size, then the funeral service provider should direct them to the other ...

  5. Fallen airman is honoured with symbolic final flight and a hero's burial

    Posted Sep 06th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... of respect to his role as an airman, a photograph of Chan was taken onto a Government Flying Service helicopter and flown around the harbour as part of a 'last flight' ritual before his ... in Wo Hop Shek after a service at the Universal Funeral Parlour in Hunghom. 'It was a moving ceremony,' GFS chief operations officer captain Johnny Lee said last night. This was a very ...

  6. Sea burial made easier, but few are interested

    Posted Sep 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Joyce Ng

    ... Services, and Water Supplies departments before making an approval. With almost 40,000 deaths annually in recent years, the government has also been pushing more land-saving burials ...

  7. take action

    Posted Nov 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The column for anyone fed up with bureaucracy, frustrated with delays or furious with poor service. Tell us your complaint and we'll try to fix it... Reader Steve Cheng had ... on a complimentary basis and as per the hotel information, a honeymoon suite was assigned to Mr Cheng. We always serve our customers with full effort and try to satisfy their needs without hesitation. ...

  8. Ancestor or money worship?

    Posted Apr 19th 2005, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... Many feature air conditioning and offer a variety of services for the dead- which can be sustained as long as the surviving relatives pay for them. The economics of such investments ...

  9. How burying a tradition fuelled black market in corpse-selling

    Posted Oct 24th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam It's a simple truth: people who don't agree with a law find ways to get around it. It's true in life, and now it's true even in death. Chinese tradition holds that interred loved ones provide blessings and protection to the l ...

  10. Urn firm claims it's running a shrine

    Posted Jan 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Austin Chiu, Sherry Lee

    ... in a shrine is not confined to a saint or deity, but can be a person' and suggests it is a Chinese custom for people to worship the dead by setting up shrines at home or in other places. ...




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