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  1. Should the government build columbaria in all 18 districts?

    Posted Nov 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hugo Lai Chung-yan, Yuen Hui-ling Hugo Lai Chung-yan, Stewards Pooi Kei College We are running out of places to store the ashes of the dead. So what should we do? The government has proposed building columbaria in all 18 districts across the territory. Th ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/985550/should-government-build-columbaria-all-18-districts
  2. Problem far from dead and buried

    Posted Oct 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dying without a final resting place is a Chinese taboo. Yet that is the frustrating reality for thousands of Hong Kong families. The lack of public burial places means many have to wait for months or sometimes years to lay their loved ones to rest. It als ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/981864/problem-far-dead-and-buried
  3. More than 1,000 people at funeral of parents of girl who survived crash

    Posted Aug 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai william.clem@scmp.com More than a thousand mourners showed up at a funeral in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, to pay their last respects to the parents of toddler Xiang Weiyi, who was 'miraculously' pulled alive from the wrecka ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/975424/more-1000-people-funeral-parents-girl-who-survived-crash
  4. Undertaker wannabes, stand up!

    Posted Jun 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Maggie Tam and Martin Cheung If you're dying to make a lasting impression in an industry that booms whether times are good or bad, you might consider the funeral business. Industry insiders have set up 7749 Company, the city's first for-profit v ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/970605/undertaker-wannabes-stand
  5. The way to flying fitness

    Posted Oct 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com George Clooney, eat your heart out and say hello to Sergio Mello, the Italian entrepreneur who'd give your Up in the Air character a run for his money- or should we say, a run for his mileage. Mello, a native of T ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/982807/way-flying-fitness
  6. Court to rule on shrine status

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com A court will rule on whether to allow a legal challenge over the status of a converted building that contains niches for urns. A judge reserved judgment yesterday on whether the building should be classified a shrine or a co ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/974548/court-rule-shrine-status
  7. Actor-singer gets his priorities right after disasters in Japan

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... in Okinawa next month. The trip is now likely to be postponed. 'I wouldn't mind going back to Japan. I believe life or death is destiny. I should really do what I want before it's too ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741042/actor-singer-gets-his-priorities-right-after-disasters-japan
  8. Officials seize land from columbarium operator in dispute

    Posted Jan 15th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng and Maggie Ng A columbarium operator locked in a land dispute with the government had part of its site seized by authorities yesterday. Police and lands officials arrived at The Shrine, which is being converted from a historic village house into ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/735739/officials-seize-land-columbarium-operator-dispute
  9. The business of death becomes her

    Posted Oct 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... hospitals and universities, and give talks to students, social workers and the public about death and funeral rituals, so they have a better understanding of our profession. Do you want to introduce ... schoolmate contacted me a while ago on the death of her husband. It was the first time since we graduated. She later explained she felt she shouldn't call me unless there was the need for it. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983248/business-death-becomes-her
  10. Syndicate controls monopoly of preferred times for cremations

    Posted Oct 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I am writing to express my deep dissatisfaction and disappointment regarding the system of Deaths Registries set up in Hong Kong. My wife died on September 8 and the family hoped to have the cremation on September 25 (a weekend). The earliest cremation booking is two weeks in advance with a death certificate required from the Department of Health. On September 10, the family arrived ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983381/syndicate-controls-monopoly-preferred-times-cremations

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