Niche Relocation

Beyond providing columbarium niches and ancestral tablets, we also offer a wide range of prayer services.

The ideal final resting place

Do you need to relocate a niche from a temple or a government-owned columbarium? Or do you need to exhume and relocate remains from a cemetery? Or perhaps you need to exhume the grave of a loved one at Choa Chu Kang Cemetery because of the New Burial Policy?

Are you affected by the exhumation of more than 80,000 graves for the expansion of Tengah Airbase? Or the relocation of niches from Mount Vernon Columbarium?

If so, Nirvana Memorial Garden is the ideal final resting place for your loved ones. With more than 30 years of experience, we’ve helped thousands of clients with such relocations and exhumations.


New Burial Policy (Choa Chu Kang Cemetery Exhumation Programme)


Choa Chu Kang (CCK) Cemetery is currently the only active burial ground in Singapore. The NEA (National Environment Agency) has been conducting exhumation programmes in phases at CCK in accordance with the New Burial Policy. This Policy limits the burial period to 15 years. If your loved ones' remains need to be exhumed, we can help and advise you on the process.

Our Exhumation Package Starts From $800

We offer a comprehensive one-stop solution for the exhumation of your loved ones' tomb that includes:

  • Assist family members to submit application to NEA online for the exhumation service
  • Help with choosing an auspicious date and time to conduct the exhumation
  • Ground-breaking ceremony
  • Chanting service
  • Exhumation of remains
  • Bone-picking
  • Cremation service
  • Clearing of debris from the tomb and provision of new soil to fill up the exhumed tomb
  • Preparation of prayer offerings
  • Provision of essential items like the red cloth, red plate & umbrella
  • Transportation and delivery of the final cremated remains
  • Personal escort service throughout the journey

Our exhumation packages start from $800 and if you require any additional religious services to be conducted, we can also help you arrange for these rites and services to be performed. The additional charges for these religious rites and services will vary depending on the specific requirements.

Here Are The Steps For Our Grave Exhumation Package:

Step 1: Site Survey


We start by visiting the site to view and determine if it can be recovered.

STEP 2: Auspicious Date


We recommend a few auspicious dates for you to select your preferred date for the exhumation.

STEP 3: Permit Application


We assist you with the permit application to NEA online.

STEP 4: Ground Breaking Prayer

A Ground Breaking Prayer session will be conducted to gain blessings for the exhumation process.

STEP 5: Night Exhumation

With respect to the deceased, exhumation services are conducted after sunset. Family members are encouraged to witness the process.

STEP 6: Post Exhumation

Upon exhumation, we will clear the debris from the tomb and provide new soil to fill up the exhumed tomb.

STEP 7: Cremation

We will assist with the bone-picking ceremony and provide the prayer offerings as well as essential items like the red cloth, red plate & umbrella for the cremation.

STEP 8: Ash Transportation

The cremated ashes will be placed into an urn to be transported to the columbarium.

STEP 9: Final Prayers

We will conduct a Final Prayer service for the installation of the urn to ensure the deceased will have a peaceful rest in their new home.

We provide a personal escort service throughout the entire journey so that you can rest assured that all aspects of the exhumation process will be well taken care of.