Last month, I had the opportunity to cover a traditional Taoist Funeral in Singapore.
It was a humbling and eye-opening experience to be able to document the ceremony as I hardly get to witness such elaborate funerals.
From the outfits, crossing the ‘bridge‘ to the burning of the paper house, this is something you do not see every day and perhaps even a dying tradition given that most are opting for a simpler funeral.
I would like a tequila bar and a nice band at my funeral.
I am really intrigued that there is a meaning to every action and I wish I had more time and could learn more about what was going on and the meaning of the songs they were singing.
Although, I have to admit that I was rather terrified of the prospect of offending anyone – spirits included as I feel that this is a rather sensitive subject and I am blessed to bear witness with my Leica.
My images have not scratched the surface of the rich Taoist funeral ritual but rather gives you a glimpse of what goes on; I hope you enjoy them nonetheless.