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Placing a newspaper obituary

Notification of death can be done today using online memorial and other social means, you may still opt to use the traditional newspaper obituary.

Also read: Ways to inform about death and reach out

List of newspapers

  • English: The Straits Times and The Sunday Times, Today
  • Chinese: Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News
  • Malay: Berita Harian and Berita Minggu
  • Tamil: Tamil Murasu

Documents required

  • Original Death Certificate
  • Identity card of person placing the notice

Rates

The rates range from $15-$63 per col cm. Hence, a typical black-white obituary of 3 columns (~12cm) by 12cm with The Straits Times will cost about $2500 with an addition of 7% GST. A colour charge will be about additional 30% of the cost. The minimum size for a newspaper obituary is 3cm x 1 col which will cost about $202.23 with GST.

You may refer to the Singapore Press Holdings website for the advertisement rates.

Details required during submission

  • Photo of deceased
  • Name of deceased and alias, if any
  • Date of death (Time optional)
  • Names of family members (parents, spouse, children, adopted children, in-laws, grandchildren, siblings, nephews/nieces, uncles/aunts, cousins, godparents/ godchildren, etc.) If any family member is deceased, name should be within brackets with word deceased or late, e.g. (Tan Ah Kow, deceased) or (Late Tan Ah Kow)
  • Location of wake
  • Details of service and prayers such as date, time and location
  • Funeral date and time
  • Burial or cremation details with the name of cemetery or crematorium and time. If necessary, include a message such as No wreaths please and indicate the name of charity for any donations.

Location and contact

Newspaper Address Operating Hours
(During office hours)
Operating Hours
(After office hours)
Contact Number
The Straits Times,
The Sunday Times,
Singapore Press Holdings, News Centre
1000 Toa Payoh North Singapore 318994
Mon – Fri:
08:30 – 21:30
Mon – Fri:
05:30 – 21:30

Sat:
12:30 – 21:30

Sun, PH:
12:30 – 21:30
1800 289 9988 
Lianhe Zaobao,
Lianhe Wanbao,
Shin Min Daily News
Singapore Press Holdings News Centre
1000 Toa Payoh North Singapore 318994
Mon – Fri:
08:30 – 21:30
Sat, Sun, PH:
12:30pm to 4:00pm
1800 289 9988 
Berita Harian,
Berita Minggu
Singapore Press Holdings News Centre
1000 Toa Payoh North Singapore 318994
Mon – Fri:
08:30 – 21:30
1800 289 9988 
Tamil Murasu Singapore Press Holdings,
31 Perak Road, Singapore 208147
Mon – Sat:
10:00 to 18:00
6341 7333
Today 20 Pickering Street, #03-00, Pickering Operations Complex, Singapore 048658 Mon – Fri:
09:00 to 18:00
1800 252 7723 

Online booking

You may also make an online booking of newspaper obituary via their SPH website.

In the end, we’ll all become stories. – Margaret Atwood

Updated on January 9, 2018

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