Handling of Ashes

Apart from the option of keeping cremated ashes in private or public columbaria, members of the public may also choose to scatter the ashes in the following 13 Gardens of Remembrance in 9 public columbaria managed by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD).

Gardens of Remembrance Address Telephone
(1) Cape Collinson [No.1 (Old)] 9 Cape Collinson Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong 2556 1377
(2) Cape Collinson [No.2 (New)]
(3) Diamond Hill [No.1 (Old)] 199 Po Kong Village Road, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon 2325 9996
(4) Diamond Hill [No.2 (New)]
(5) Fu Shan Lower Shing Mun Road, Tai Wai, Sha Tin, N.T. 2699 5090
(6) Kwai Chung [No.1 (Old)] 13 Wing Hau Street, Kwai Chung, N.T. 2614 4390
(7) Kwai Chung [No.2 (New)]
(8) Tsang Tsui Tsang Tsui Columbarium, 15 Nim Wan Road, Tuen Mun, N.T 2713 1077
(9) Wo Hop Shek (Phase III) Wo Hop Shek Kiu Tau Road Columbarium, Phase III , Fanling, N.T 2696 4031
(10) Wo Hop Shek (Phase V) Wo Hop Shek Kiu Tau Road Columbarium, Phase V, Fanling, N.T 2696 4031
(11) Cheung Chau Cheung Chau Peak Road West, Sai Wan, Cheung Chau 2981 5177
(12) Lamma Island Lamma Island Columbarium 2981 5177
(13) Peng Chau Peng Chau Columbarium 2981 5177

Application Procedures and Fees

Applicants, who must be the holder of the "Permit to Take Away Cremated Ashes" or the person authorised in writing by the holder of the “Permit to Take Away Cremated Ashes", should submit in person the completed application form , the original copy of "Permit To Take Away Cremated Ashes"^ [This is not applicable to those ashes still being kept in government crematoria.] and a copy of the Hong Kong Identity Card of the deceased, at least 14 days prior to the proposed date for scattering the cremated ashes, to the Cemeteries and Crematoria office of FEHD in Hung Hom or Happy Valley and make a declaration that he/she will be responsible for any liability or related matter arising from the ashes scattering. For application of scattering of cremated ashes at the Gardens of Remembrance on outlying islands, the original and a copy of letter from the relevant islands rural committee and a statutory declaration made by the legal representative or next of kin of the deceased person are required to certify and declare the deceased was an indigenous villager of the Islands District, or a bona fide resident of Island District for a "continuous residing period" of not less than 7 years or their minor children ( 10 years for Cheung Chau). For application made by fax, post or e-form, FEHD will arrange with the applicant for submission of the original copy of supporting document(s) for verification.

^If the deceased was cremated outside Hong Kong, the applicant shall be a close relative of the deceased and submit the original of the proof of cremation issued by the relevant lawful crematorium.

*“Continuous residing period” means the period that the deceased continuously resided on the island concerned right before his/her death.

Application form can be downloaded from the FEHD website (http://www.fehd.gov.hk).

Upon approval by FEHD, the applicant may arrange to scatter the cremated ashes of the deceased in the Garden of Remembrance free of charge.

Application for Mounting of Commemorative Plaque

The applicant may also mount a commemorative plaque for the eligible deceased on the dedicated wall of that Garden of Remembrance where the cremated ashes of the deceased are scattered to commemorate the deceased after paying the required administration fee. FEHD allows applicant to display photo of the deceased on the commemorative plaque.

The commemorative plaque shall be made of "Travertino" marble or a marble of the same colour tone. At present, the designated size of the commemorative plaque to be installed in all Gardens of Remembrance is 150mm (width) x 55mm (height). The serial number (e.g. A028) assigned by FEHD for each plaque space may be required to be etched into the lower right corner of the plaque according to the requirements of the respective venue.  Every word shall be clear and distinct.

Offices of the Cemeteries and Crematoria Section

Hong Kong Cemeteries and Crematoria Office Kowloon Cemeteries and Crematoria Office
Address: 1J Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong (next to Hong Kong Cemetery) Address: Upper Ground Floor, 6 Cheong Hang Road, Hung Hom, Kowloon
Tel. : 2570 4318 Tel. : 2365 5321
Fax : 2591 1879 Fax : 2176 4963

Video: Green Burial Scatter Ashes in Gardens of Remembrance - Mr Raymond Young

A booklet of Returning to Nature What Nature Creates

Video: Return to Nature