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Monday with the Editor: Singapore Cemetery Online Memorials revamped

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In May 2000, we started the Singapore Cemetery Online Memorials. It's been 2˝ years since but the take-up rate among Singaporeans has been very dismal.

By and large, Singaporeans have not warmed up to the idea of having online memorials for their departed loved ones, be they people or pets. This is although in the western countries, online memorials are part of the culture.

It most likely means we are conservative in this area, though we have assimilated many western ideas and practices. It cannot be that we are superstitious, as I don't quite see the difference between placing an Online Memorial and having a tablet at a temple as both allow us to visit our departed loved ones as and when we want to. 

Of course, I am not talking about the practice of putting the remains of people in columbariums. That's a different thing altogether.

Indeed, we appear to be ahead of the times here in Singapore in having an Online Memorial site for Singaporeans to make use of. We may be lacking in clients wishing to utilise the memorial services, but I believe that given time, our people will accept the idea of going onto the Internet to pay a visit to a dear departed.

Therefore, instead of closing down the Online Memorial site, we have revamped it. Our SingaporeCemetery.com site now sports a more serene look in order to entice clients. We have lowered our prices quite a bit. We have also introduced the option of letting clients have private memorials accessible via passwords at no extra cost.

And we have added a new feature too - letting visitors to the memorials upload messages and pictures of flowers or gifts, such as teddy bears, at the respective memorials for individuals or pets.

It may take a few more years before our Singapore Cemetery's Online Memorials become popular, but we will not despair. We will wait for that time to come. We were the first to be set up in Singapore, but we will not be the first to give up. There's another local Online Memorial site - www.HeavenPoint.com  - which came online in late 2000. It's still around.

In the meantime, to commemorate the opening of the revamped memorial site, we are offering FIVE free pet memorials to visitors to the Web site. To apply, just send an e-mail to the concierge@singaporecemetery.com. Each pet memorial, usually costing S$25, comes free with the following features: 

  - a one-page memorial

  - a five-year free membership

  - upload flowers/gifts feature

  - login via UserID and password

This free offer ends on 31 Dec 2002 at midnight.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

To visit our Online Memorial, go to www.singaporecemetery.com or click the logo below:

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LegalConnect.org.sg   is a cyber platform, set up by the Ministry of Law, to keep Singaopore's overseas lawyers informed of developments in the local legal scene, gather feedback on legal reform and developments in other countries and to assist the local legal fraternity to network with those working overseas.

LawTown.gov.sg  is a new one-stop portal set up by the Ministry of Law. It provides answers to frequently asked questions on legal matters by the man on the street such as whether you need to engage a lawyer to draft your will, can you still pay your traffic fine without going to court after the offer for composition has expired, or how to apply for custody of your children.

Casewatch.com.sg  is the Web site of a new online monitoring system launched by the Supreme Court on 28 Nov 2002. It allows subscribers to be automatically alerted via e-mail whenever there is any legal action involving a specified list of companies. The information is drawn directly from the databases of the Supreme Court.

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