The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) will accept applications with effect from 1 March 2021 for the scattering of cremated ashes in the Garden of Remembrance (GoR) at the Tuen Mun Tsang Tsui Columbarium.
The 4,800 square metres GoR is the biggest GoR managed by the FEHD. It strives to integrate with the natural environment featuring a variety of flowers and plants in a scenic and tranquil environment, with memorial walls for mounting plaques in memory of the deceased. It is also the first GoR with areas covered by featured pebble stones. 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 to these tranquil surroundings at any time to remember their loved ones.
The new GoR brings the total number of GoRs under the management of the FEHD to thirteen. They are located in nine public columbaria including Cape Collinson, Diamond Hill, Wo Hop Shek, Fu Shan, Kwai Chung, Tsang Tsui, Cheung Chau, Peng Chau and Lamma Island.
Applicants, either in person or through an authorised agent, should bring along the completed application form and the original copy of the "Permit to Take Away Cremated Ashes" when applying at the Cemeteries and Crematoria Section offices in Hung Hom or Happy Valley.
The application form may also be sent to one of the above offices by fax or by post. On 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 ten working days. Scattering cremated ashes at GoRs is free of charge.
For details, please visit the FEHD webpage: https://www.fehd.gov.hk/english/cc/ashes.html. The application form FEHB 219 can be downloaded from the website and is also available at the following offices:
Cemeteries and Crematoria ( Hong Kong ) Section
G/F, 1J Wong Nai Chung Road
Tel: 2570 4318
Fax: 2591 1879
Cemeteries and Crematoria ( Kowloon ) Section
Upper Ground Floor, 6 Cheong Hang Road
Tel: 2365 5321
Fax: 2176 4963
Enquiries about the new Tuen Mun Tsang Tsui GoR can be made to its office on 2713 1077 during office hours.
To facilitate GoR Users, FEHD will provide a limited free shuttle bus service plying between Public Transport Interchange of Tuen Mun "V city" and the Columbarium. Service users must, at least 3 days before the use of shuttle bus service, make reservation via hotline (Tel.：5336 0135, applicable to booking on or after 1.5.2021). Seats are limited and by reservation only, first-come-first-served. For information about reservation, time and schedule of the free shuttle bus, please press here to browse.
29 April 2021