“Mount Vernon Sanctuary offers a conducive and peaceful environment for families and friends to come together to have a final and dignified service for their dearly departed.”
– Ang Ziqian, Managing Director
Mount Vernon Sanctuary is Singapore’s only six-star rated funeral service hall provider as ranked by local media. Located at 121 Upper Aljunied Road, six well-appointed service halls sit in a park environment on the largest land area in Singapore for bereavement purposes. We combine our customized and attentive services with the tranquility, serenity and dignity that Mount Vernon Sanctuary offers. It is the ideal place for families and friends for private wakes or services.
We give you a strong and dedicated team of experience and youth, delivering outstanding services to families and funeral companies across Singapore.
Managing Director – Mr. Ang Ziqian
Clearly an industry visionary, he is on a mission to improve overall standards services and facilities of the funeral industry in Singapore. Mount Vernon Sanctuary is his creation.
The plot of land and building that Mount Vernon Sanctuary occupies used to be Mount Vernon Crematorium. When we took it over, the single colonial style building on 11,500 sq ft of land, had been unoccupied for 5 years and the condition of the place was poor.
We chose to maintain and preserve the rustic feel of the European facade and we worked to ensure that preservation was done. The historical set of prayer pews were painstakingly refurbished to its former glory and provided to families who require the use of it. The total space was divided into 6 halls! Walls were brought down; rooms were merged to turn the service halls into what they are today.
We use natural lighting to give our clients a sense of space and light. The lighting in every hall and around the building has been specially chosen to reflect an elegant mood. Warm lightnings are used to create a soothing ambiance. The end result – the building looks magnificent at night, and all the halls have a warm mood in it.
When the need arises, the six service halls can be effectively combined to form an area large enough for up to 600 guests. Uniquely designed soundproof separation doors slide away to reveal an airy and comfortable seating environment.
In its 5th year, the Asia Funeral Expo (AFE) held in Hong Kong is well attended by funeral industry players in the Asia region, as well as funeral directors from USA and Europe. The first ever AFE Awards, gathering all the best practices in the region, we are proud that we are recognized for our efforts, and is the first funeral company in Singapore to win this award. (LINK)
In appreciation of Mount Vernon Sanctuary Pte Ltd for running a Water Efficient Building. This recognition was given by PUB on 13 May 2011. This is in recognition that we have energy saving and water saving features incorporated in our building design. (LINK)
PUB welcomes Mount Vernon Sanctuary Pte Ltd as a Friend of Water on 15 April 2011. This is in recognition of our contributions towards maintaining the sustainability of Singapore’s water supply. (LINK)
Mount Vernon Sanctuary invited fellow Funeral Operators to have a site viewing of the premise on 4 and 5 June 2010. These sessions are conducted to help Funeral Operators to be better understand what we can offer.
Mount Vernon Sanctuary is again honoured to be mentioned in two prominent Chinese Newspapers. (LINK)
Mount Vernon Sanctuary officially opened for booking on 1 June 2010.
On 31 May 2010, Harmony Service Hall was the first hall to be utilized.
Mount Vernon Sanctuary was first mentioned in The Straits Times on 29 May 2010.(LINK)
RAS (Restroom Association [Singapore]) awards Mount Vernon Sanctuary Pte Ltd, a 4-Stars ratings for Better Public Toilets in Singapore, in terms of Cleanliness, Green Design and Functionality. Date of award: July 2011. (LINK)
On a cool morning of 29 December 2009, MVS invited religious leaders from the Inter-Religious Organisation (IRO) to conduct a blessing ceremony at Mount Vernon Sanctuary (MVS). It is a delightful sight to see the different religious groups gathered together; something which may not be seen in other countries. We are glad that IRO is established in Singapore to promote unity, harmony and understanding among different religions.
Why Go Green?
As the world’s population continues to increase at an alarming rate, this will and has put a strain on planet Earth’s resources and cause pollution. For the good of our future generations, there is an urgency to save Mother Earth. Thus Mount Vernon Sanctuary has decided and pledges to conserve and protect the remaining resources that Mother Earth has to offer to mankind.
- Switch off the air-conditioner when the hall is not utilised.
- If the weather is cool, turn on the fans or open the windows to save on electricity usage.
- Throw litter in designated waste bins to curb pollution.
- To use half-flush when using the toilet.
- Remember to turn off the tap after use.
Some of Our Green Efforts
All our basin taps are installed with sensors and are timed to flow for a short while before it stops. This conserves water and encourages people to only use what they require.
Two of our restrooms are special. They are equipped with sensors that will only turn on the lights and ventilation fans if someone steps into the restroom. These sensors essentially help to reduce carbon footprint.