Caskets, also often referred to as coffins, are usually made of either metal or wood. These days, fibre glass coffins, finished in faux wood or marble, are also available and are lighter and usually used for infant burials.
The main problem with selecting a casket is that the decision is almost always made when the family is emotional (rather than rational) after having lost a loved one. This is not the best time to make purchase decisions and thus having an experienced and honest one stop funeral services provider around to guide you in your casket selection, can be very helpful.
Types of Caskets
Of the many metals used to make caskets, those in bronze or copper are usually the most expensive and prestigious. They are rust proof, considered to be of the highest possible quality and usually priced by weight per foot. However, because metal caskets cannot be used for cremation, they are not as commonly found in Singapore
These are more commonly seen in Singapore funerals and can be made of various types of hardwood, from Mahogany to Oak or even Veneer.
Of these, the Mahogany, Cherry and Walnut ones are usually the most prestigious and expensive while those made with Pine, Poplar or Veneer are normally the cheapest.
In line with the Green movement worldwide, Green Caskets, made of eco friendly materials such as bamboo, hemp or organic wood are now available in western countries. We are currently studying the feasibility of bringing these caskets into Singapore.
Gasketed vs Non-Gasketed Casket
There is a misconception that gasketed (or sealed) caskets can preserve the body better. In reality, all they do is keep out water, dust and debris. Gas will still freely enter and escape and hence, decomposition will still take place.
Interior Lining of Casket
The interior is often lined with either velvet, satin or cotton crepe. There is also a variety of colours to choose from.
Burial or Cremation Casket
If the Casket is being used for cremation, metal caskets as well as caskets with metal parts are automatically out.
Our Full Funeral Casket Services
At, Singapore Funeral Group Pte. Ltd., other than selling Caskets, we also provide full funeral services solutions for all race and religion. This includes, the casket, urns or tombstones, collection and embalming of the body, cremation or burial arrangements, funeral tentage, condolences wreaths, funeral food catering and more.
Our funeral packages as transparently priced and you need only pay for services you consume.
Why Choose Singapore Funeral Group Pte. Ltd.?
We are familiar with all types of Singapore funeral services and our prices are competitive and fair. Above all, our staff are all trained to be both compassionate and understanding and thus will be more sensitive to your needs throughout the funeral.
How to Enquire or Engage Us?
To enquire about our Casket or Casket Services, simply give us a ring at +65 6817 4288. Our Funeral Consultants will be on hand to understand your needs and offer advice, as needed. Alternatively, if you prefer, you can email us using the contact form found here.