CCK Cemetery & Gov Columbaria Will Be Reopening from 19 June But Grass Cutting is Still Ongoing


Missed out on visiting your loved ones at the cemetery or the government-managed columbaria at Choa Chu Kang, Yishun and Mandai during Qingming this year?

Wanted to visit soon after but couldn’t because of Covid-19 and Circuit Breaker?

Well, you can now do so from 19 Jun 2020.

CCK Cemetery & Gov Columbaria Will Be Reopening from 19 June

According to the National Environment Agency (NEA), visitors can once again visit Choa Chu Kang Cemetry as well as the government-managed columbaria at Choa Chu Kang, Yishun and Mandai from 19 Jun 2020 onwards.

However, visitors are reminded to wear a mask and keep a 1-metre safe distance at all times.

As per Phase 2 rules, each group is limited to a maximum of five people and attendance for cremations, burials and wakes are limited to 20 people at any single one time.

NEA is also expecting crowds during the early parts of Phase 2 and is asking for some to consider visiting in the later part of Phase 2 instead.


Again, anyone who isn’t feeling well should stay at home, see a doctor or avoid visiting the facilities.

Also, avoid bringing your elderly family members or young children, NEA added.

Some Grass Still Uncut

If you visited and realised that your family member’s burial plot is covered with grass, it’s because the workers haven’t gotten to it yet.

Due to a shortage of workers during Circuit Breaker, grass cutting at the cemetery was affected.

While they have accelerated grass cutting during Phase 1, it’s still not enough and there will be burial plots left with uncut grass even by Friday.

So before you go to CCK Cemetery, make sure to check the grass cutting schedule and try to work around it.

Image: NEA

You can find out more about the schedule here.

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Also, apply insect repellent, wear appropriate protective footwear (means no flipflops, go for covered shoes comfortable for walking) and watch out for “potholes, cracks or uneven surfaces”.

NEA officers will be deployed around burial blocks pending grass cutting services to ensure the safety of visitors and advisory signs will be put up, NEA says.

Here is the list of useful telephone numbers you might need while planning your trip:

Image: NEA

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