Casket Services in Singapore
Casket services are one of the essentials when a loved one passes away. The problem with this is that families often make their choices during a high-stress and emotional state of mind.
Sure, the funeral service provider may have some nice caskets selected that come with the service packages. However, they could not be what the deceased may have wanted. The casket may not be the best option given several factors that the family has not considered.
This is where an experienced and compassionate funeral director can help the most. They can go beyond just providing you with funeral package options. They will provide a full range of funeral services including a careful selection of casket services.
Casket vs. Coffin
Is there a difference between a casket and a coffin? Yes there is! Other funeral providers may neglect to explain it but here are some significant differences. It is correct that both are used to hold your loved one’s remains.
A casket is rectangular shaped. It has four sides, a bottom base, and a lid. There are rails along the sides of this rectangular shaped receptacle which are used for handling. Caskets are best suited for cremation compared to a coffin. It is at times the more affordable option of the two.
A coffin on the other hand is also a final resting place for the deceased remains. The difference is that a coffin has six or eight sides instead of four. Note also that the top of a coffin is often wider than the bottom.
They are also tapered to conform to the shape of the occupant’s body. The lids on coffins are removable not hinged like the ones on a casket. If the deceased is larger in size than most people, then a casket maybe a better option.
Whether you choose a casket or a coffin, another important factor to consider is the type of material to be used. Your choices include metal and wood. There are also green caskets, which we will cover in the discussion below.
Wooden caskets are the more common type in Singapore. They are often made of hard woods like veneer, oak, or mahogany. Considering the cost, the more affordable types of wood include veneer, poplar, and pine. The more expensive ones are walnut, cherry, and mahogany. Choose wood as the material if you plan to cremate the remains of the deceased.
Metal caskets and coffins are often made of copper or bronze. However, these are not suitable for cremation and burial hence the unpopular option for casket in Singapore.
More Factors to Consider
Here are some of the other factors that you need to consider when comparing casket services:
- Interior lining – the linings come in a variety of colors that you can choose from. The material can be of cotton, satin, or velvet.
- Gasket – some coffins can be sealed with a gasket. This is a matter of preference actually and it has no effect on how well the body of the deceased will be preserved.
- Color – many caskets are painted in white with some adornments on the exterior. Another common color is black with matching colors in the design. Other colors can also be ordered upon request.
Need Professional Advice?
The passing of dearly beloved is a terribly difficult time. A compassionate funeral director will be there to listen to you and have the professional knowledge and experience to provide for your needs so you can focus on what’s more important.
Let us worry about casket services in Singapore. We understand all traditions and we provide a variety of options that will suit each one. Call today for a free quote and consultation.