Fat Mama wrote:...... My sis stay at condo in Hougang and her husband passed on. She had to apply for permit to have to wake at the void deck in 1 of the HDB blks. She went to Hougang TC in the morning to apply. She was told the officer is not in, they will revert around noon time. She waited n waited and tried calling them but couldn't get anyone. Desperated, she called her sis-in-law to apply permit for using void deck at her place which is in Bishan. Permit IMMEDIATELY approved and the deceased is not even a resident there!!!! So much inconvenience to her family. Wake over, body cremated and still no news from Hougang TC. .....
I have to a bit.
It is a unwritten rule that void deck and communal hall are "first come first serve", and all application to use for wake, weddings, etc are automatically approved. Town councils are closed at night and over sundays & public holidays. they do not & can't expect people to die only during office hours so that application can be processed.
the undertaker for your bro-in-law wake did not do his job.
Among the very first few things a undertaker do, is to get his tentage people to place some chairs & tables at the chosen void deck to "chop" the place. Application is done much later.
since this is , let's not discuss this topic any further in this thread.