How to book an appointment for Qing Ming 2022 in Singapore?

How to book an appointment for Qing Ming 2022 in Singapore?

Qing Ming 2022 - Mandai Crematorium and Columbarium Complex - Office
Qing Ming 2022 falls on the 5 April 2022. Learn whether you need to and how to make an appointment with NEA or temples to visit the Columbariums for the annual tomb sweeping festival.

When is Qing Ming 2022 in Singapore?

Qing Ming 2022 (清明节2022) falls on the 5 April 2022, Tuesday. Qing Ming is an annual festival that is observed by Han Chinese on 15th day after the Spring Equinox (春分). During the festival, descendants visit their ancestors tombs with their extended family members to perform tomb sweeping activities. In Singapore and many parts of Southeast Asia, the festival is observed from around 10 days before and after the actual date. 

What are the operating hours of Columbariums and Cemeteries during Qing Ming 2022?

In anticipation of crowds visiting the public Columbariums in Singapore where the ashes of the majority of deceased are housed during this period, the National Environment Agency (NEA) announced that Choa Chu Kang Columbarium, Mandai Columbarium, and Yishun Columbarium will operate 24 hours daily from 26 March 2022 to 17 April 2022.

Choa Chu Kang Cemetery will operate 24 hours daily as usual.

Garden of Peace, where ashes are scattered in the garden, opens from 9am to 5pm on weekdays, excluding Qing Ming Day and public holidays.

Do I need to make a booking for Qing Ming 2022?

Bookings for Qing Ming 2022 are only required for those driving to Choa Chu Kang Columbarium or Mandai Columbarium, and on selected dates between 26 March 2022 to 17 April 2022. 

The following are the dates that requires booking for drivers:

  • Choa Chu Kang Columbarium
    • Visiting between 6.00am and 4.00pm
    • Mar 2022: 26, 27
    • Apr 2022: 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17
  • Mandai Columbarium
    • Visiting between 6.00am and 4.00pm
    • From 26 March 2022 to 17 April 2022

 

Click here for Qing Ming 2022 booking.

Visitors taking public transport, including public buses, shuttle buses, taxis, public hire vehicles (PHVs), do not need to make any appointment.

What are the public transport options for Qing Ming 2022?

The following are the public buses that you could take to the respective resting places of the deceased:

  • Mandai Crematorium and Columbarium Complex
    • 138
      • Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange
      • Springleaf MRT Station
    • 171
      • Yishun Bus Interchange
      • Pending LRT Station
      • Bukit Panjang MRT Station
      • Petir LRT Station
  • Choa Chu Kang Columbarium and Cemetery
    • Note: Long walking distance from bus stop to destination of around 1 to 2 km. 
    • 975
      • Bukit Panjang Bus Interchange
      • Phoenix LRT Station
      • Choa Chu Kang MRT Station
    • 172
      • Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange
      • Boon Lay Bus Interchange

Other than the usual public buses, special shuttle services are being offered on selected dates and time as follows:

  • Choa Chu Kang Cemetery and Columbarium Complex
    • SGD 1.00 per trip
    • Pick-up / Drop-off points
      • NEA’s Claims & Registration Office (2 Christian Cemetery Path 2)
      • Choa Chu Kang Columbarium (51 Chinese Cemetery Path 4)
    • Operating Dates / Hours
      • 26, 27 March 2022 and 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 April 2022
      • 15-minute intervals from 0700 hours to 1700
  • Mandai Crematorium and Columbarium Complex
    • SGD 1.00 per trip
    • Pick-up / Drop-off points
      • Khatib MRT Station (Exit A pick-up point)
      • Rear entrance of Mandai Columbarium along Mandai Avenue
    • Operating Dates / Hours
      • 26, 27 March 2022 and 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 April 2022
      • 15-minute intervals from 0700 hours to 1700

What are the Qing Ming 2022 information for Kong Meng San, Tse Tho Aum, Shuan Lin Monastery, and Peck San Theng?

  • Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery 光明山普觉禅寺
    • Qing Ming Festival 2022: 19 March 2022 – 17 April 2022
    • Operating hours
      • Monday – Friday: 7am to 4pm
      • Saturday, Sunday, Public Holiday: 6am to 5pm
      • Qing Ming (5 April 2022): 6am to 8pm
    • Appointment booking is required and no walk-ins are allowed. Visitors must be fully vaccinated. Click here to register.
  • Tse Tho Aum Temple 妙华山自度庵
    • Qing Ming Festival 2022: 26 March 2022 – 17 April 2022
    • Appointment booking is required and no walk-ins are allow. Call 6454 7666 / 6453 0493 between 9am to 12pm or 1pm to 3pm.
  • Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery 莲山双林禅寺
    • Qing Ming Festival 2022: 26 March 2022 – 16 April 2022
    • Operating hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm
    • Appointment booking is required for visitors during weekends, 5 April 2022, and public holidays to the Columbarium, Ancestral Hall and Remembrance Alter. 
      • Click here to register visit to Columbarium.
      • Click here to register visit to Ancestral Hall.
    • More details can be found here.
  • Kwong Wai Siew Peck San Theng 广惠肇碧山亭
    • Qing Ming Festival 2022: 26 March 2022 – 1 May 2022
    • Operating hours
      • Monday – Friday (excluding public holiday): 8am to 5pm
      • Saturday, Sunday, Public Holiday: 7am to 5pm
      • Last entry at 4:30pm
    • Appointment booking is required and no walk-ins are allowed. Visitors can register on their website here or call 6256 2426 to register.

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