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After Hours @ My Toa Payoh with Patrick Lee

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Kim Keat Palm Market & Food Centre

22A Lorong 7 Toa Payoh

Singapore, 310022

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Join us as we tour Toa Payoh’s funeral services after hours for a conversation about beginnings and ends.

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Rostered on standby to handle any cases in the night, the unsung heroes of the funeral industry at Toa Payoh are truly the guardians of the night. Join tour guide Patrick Lee who will be bringing you to meet the faces behind Singapore Funeral Services and Ang Chin Moh Funeral Directors! End the tour at the Toa Payoh vegetable wholesale market as we look into a new day and the life that springs forth from dust.

Meet the people of Toa Payoh – Patrick Lee, Hoo Hung Chye, Ang Ziqian and Shane Teo!

Patrick (Guide)

Hello everyone, I am Patrick - a STB-licensed guide and a Toa Payoh Kampong Boy. Literally born in and bred in the Lorongs of Toa Payoh, I have lived through this town’s development from its glorious beginnings as HDB’s first satellite town, to its residents’ exodus, the estate’s decline in the 90s and its resurgence in the 2010s. I always have a strong attachment to the town and guiding is my way of reconnecting with and telling the stories of Toa Payoh.

While other children played at the iconic Dragon Playground at Block 28, my playground was the Toa Payoh Industrial Park, where my father owned an engineering business and where an entire range of funerary services is located. As a child, my father always warned me to not cross into ‘that side’ but this year, let me bring you to explore those ‘forbidden’ places in Toa Payoh’s fun(eral) side!

Hoo Hung Chye (Funeral Director at SFS)

Hello everyone, I am Hung Chye - the Founder and Funeral Director at Singapore Funeral Services (SFS). I first got involved in the industry during my army days, supporting my parents to supply mineral water at funerals. As I forged connections and friendships along the way, the business grew into the one-stop funeral service you see today.

In my career spanning two decades, I have come across death in all its forms – accidents, suicides, miscarriages etc.. Regardless of where they come from and how they leave, everyone deserves a dignified departure. While many of us are undoubtedly shy to talk about death, I want to encourage a candid and open discussion about death today because if there is anything that I have learnt, it is that tomorrow is not a given. I am very happy for you to ask me anything in this upcoming session!

Ang Ziqian (Deputy Chairman of Ang Chin Moh Group)

I am Ang Ziqian, a 4th generation funeral director. I started as a funeral associate at the age of 13, working my way up to be the Deputy Chairman of Ang Chin Moh Group. Recognising death as the finality of life allows me to live my life meaningfully. It gives me the urgency to create many firsts in the Singapore funeral profession that shape what it is today. Today, Ang Chin Moh Group provides one stop funeral services, international repatriation, human ash transformation to Algordanza memorial diamonds, funeral service hall leasing and the supply of embalming chemicals to other funeral directors in Singapore.

My role today is to groom and inspire the next generation of funeral directors. Talking about death does not kill you. In fact, preplanning your funeral is the last gift you can give to your loved ones.

Shane Teo (Facial Reconstruction Specialist & Embalmer at Ang Chin Moh Funeral Directors)

Hello, I am Shane – a facial reconstruction specialist and embalmer at Ang Chin Moh Funeral Directors! I don’t want to sugarcoat things and pass off death as nothing to be afraid of. Death – both our own, and that of our loved ones - is understandably something we fear. Even after embalming hundreds of bodies and literally staring at death in the face for most of my day, I admit that I sometimes still struggle with the emotional labour of the profession.

Just because the work is challenging or seen as ‘taboo’ does not mean that we should distance ourselves from it. I am very proud of the role I play in bringing closure to many families and I look forward to sharing much more about my work this coming August!

Details of the Programme

  • Language: English
  • Dates:
    • Fri, 10 Sep: 2200 to 0100
    • Sat, 11 Sep: 2200 to 0100
    • Fri, 17 Sep: 2200 to 0100
    • Sat, 18 Sep: 2200 to 0100
    • Fri, 24 Sep: 2200 to 0100
    • Sat, 25 Sep: 2200 to 0100
    • Fri, 1 Oct: 2200 to 0100
    • Sat, 2 Oct: 2200 to 0100
  • Meeting Point:
    • Start and End Point: Blk 22 Near Kim Keat Palm Market (22 Lor 7 Toa Payoh Singapore 310022)
  • Please arrive 20 minutes before the event for registration. Our facilitators will be wearing our event t-shirt.
  • Parking is available at Kim Keat Palm Market.
  • Venue is not wheelchair accessible.
  • The event will proceed rain or shine.

Who should come?

  • Participants must be 13 years and above to participate.

What to bring?

  • Participants should bring along an umbrella, hand sanitisers, insect repellent, and a bottle of water.
  • Participants are encouraged to dress comfortably and wear covered shoes for hiking/trekking.
  • Participants are encouraged to bring their own earphones (with a standard 3.5mm audio jack) because we will be using radio guides for the tour!
  • Asthmatic individuals are encouraged to bring their inhaler.

COVID-19 Precautions

  • Not all of the hosts and facilitators in this tour programme are fully vaccinated or have taken a Pre-Event Test (PET) in the past 24 hours
  • Facilitators in this tour or programme are trained in basic first-aid.
  • All participants must complete TraceTogether, a health declaration form and temperature taking at the start of the event.
  • All participants must wear their masks properly throughout the event.
  • All participants must maintain a one-metre distance from other participants during the event.
  • All participants will be issued with coloured stickers and be divided into smaller groups. Participants must stay with their groups and not intermingle between the groups

Disclaimer

  • All ticket sales are final. There will be no refund if you wish to cancel your tickets.
  • By agreeing to participate in the event, participants are responsible for any injury, loss or damage due to the negligence on his/her part or of the children under his/her charge.
  • Participants must abide by the house rules set out by the host. Facilitators will brief participants at the start of the programme.
  • Videos and photographs may also be taken during the event. By registering for this event, you give My Community full rights to use the photos for marketing and publicity.

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  • Visit mycommunityfestival.sg for all our latest updates.
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Location

Kim Keat Palm Market & Food Centre

22A Lorong 7 Toa Payoh

Singapore, 310022

Singapore

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Refund policy

Contact the organiser to request a refund.

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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My Community Festival is a ground-up initiative showcasing Singapore’s best kept secrets and community stories through immersive tours, tastings and other cultural and heritage experiences.

4 Things To Know About The Festival

  • It is curated in collaboration with heritage practitioners, business owners, legacy brands as well as a number of religious and cultural institutions.
  • It builds upon the demand for culinary travel, cultural exploration and activity-based travel experiences - evident from the consumption habits of locals and tourists alike.
  • It aims to connect people from all walks of life through the festival platform in the hopes that they may go on to expand their social networks.
  • The festival has taken on an added dimension as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. It serves as a means in which to re-introduce locals back to the island’s ethnic enclaves and to support local, legacy establishments in a triumphant display of resilience as a community. Let’s come together to celebrate the Singaporean spirit after a challenging 2020.

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