Dying is getting more expensive and complicated in Hong Kong

In a land-starved city like Hong Kong, many of its people are finding it increasingly difficult to secure a burial space or funeral niche for their loved ones. Hong Kong is fast becoming a city where dying is an increasingly expensive affair. Even though more than 90 per cent of the city’s deceased were cremated since 2013, the city is struggling to find niches in public columbariums.

The New York Times, “A Generation in Japan Faces a Lonely Death”, 30 November 2017.

To read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/30/world/asia/japan-lonely-deaths-the-end.html