The Western style and Chinese style Garden of Remembrance (GoR) at Wo Hop Shek Kiu Tau Road Columbarium Phase V were opened on 6 May 2013 and 2 October 2013 respectively for members of the public to apply to the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) for scattering cremated ashes in the GoRs free of charge.

The GoR features a variety of flowers and plants in a scenic and tranquil environment, with memorial walls for mounting plaques in memory of the deceased.

A Western style GoR and a Chinese style GoR are provided in the West Wing and East Wing respectively in Kiu Tau Road Columbarium. The GoR in West Wing is of western design concept and decorated with stone animal sculptures and thematic plaque walls creating an artistic atmosphere for the GoR. The GoR in East Wing is designed with Chinese concept. It comprises three tiers, carrying different themes with different Chinese plantings: bamboo, plum and willow.

Members of the public can choose to scatter the cremated ashes of their loved ones themselves or with the help of dedicated staff of the FEHD. Memorial rituals may be performed. Family members and friends can come any time to pay tribute to their loved ones in a tranquil environment.

The opening of the new GoR brings the total number of GoRs under the management of the FEHD to 11. They are located in eight public columbaria, namely Cape Collinson, Diamond Hill, Wo Hop Shek, Fu Shan, Kwai Chung, Cheung Chau, Peng Chau and Lamma Island.

For the field environment of the new GoR at Wo Hop Shek / Diamond Hill GoR and scattering of cremated ashes in GoRs, please watch the following videos:

Applicants, either in person or represented by an authorised agent, should present the completed application form and the original copy of the "Permit to Take Away Cremated Ashes" upon application at the Cemeteries and Crematoria Section offices in Hung Hom or Happy Valley.

The application may also be sent to one of the above offices by fax or by post or by filling in e-form and submit the application online. Upon receipt of the form, the FEHD will contact the applicant to arrange for submission of the original copy of the "Permit to Take Away Cremated Ashes". Approval will normally be given within five working days.

For details on the scattering cremated ashes in Gardens of Remembrance, please visit the FEHD webpage:

http://www.fehd.gov.hk/english/cc/ashes.html

The application form FEHB 219 can be downloaded from the website or obtained from the following Cemeteries and Crematoria offices:

Cemeteries and Crematoria ( Hong Kong ) Section
G/F, 1J Wong Nai Chung Road
Happy Valley
Hong Kong
Tel: 2570 4318
Fax: 2591 1879

Cemeteries and Crematoria ( Kowloon ) Section
Upper Ground Floor, 6 Cheong Hang Road
Hung Hom
Kowloon
Tel: 2365 5321
Fax: 2176 4963

Enquiries on the new Wo Hop Shek GoR can be made at telephone no.2696 4031 during office hours.