Ang Chin Moh Funeral Directors had humble origins. Arriving from Nan’an County in Quanzhou, Fujian province, the company’s founder, Mr Ang See Karr saw the need for quality and essential funeral services for the Hokkien community in Singapore.
A humble shop at Upper Pickering Street opposite the old Police Headquarters was subsequently found and under the name “Ang Chin Huat Casket”, funerary services for the Chinese communities began. At the point of founding in 1912, the company are one of the few funeral companies in Singapore. Indeed, Ang Chin Huat Casket is an early pioneer of the funeral profession in Singapore.
Over 100 years of history, Ang Chin Moh Funeral Directors moved premises several times, from No. 72 Rochore Road to Old Liang Seah Street and today, the company operates from a modern office at Block 88 Geylang Bahru.
At the turn of millenium, Ang Chin Huat Casket was being rebranded to Ang Chin Moh Funeral Directors to mark its transition into a modern and professional service provider, with a strong focus on delivering service excellence for bereaved families.
Milestones for Ang Chin Moh Funeral Directors include the grooming of Singapore’s first female embalmer in 1990, the setting up of “Western Casket” and “Flying Home” in 2000 to cater to the funerary needs of the Christian communities and the repatriation needs of Singaporeans.
In 2010, the fourth generation owner of Ang Chin Moh Funeral Directors, Mr. Ang Ziqian successfully bid for the lease for Mount Vernon Sanctuary and after months of renovations turned a disused crematorium into modern funeral service halls of choice for bereaved families and the funeral profession.
Ang Chin Moh Funeral Directors went from strength to strength with the establishment of Ang Chin Moh Foundation in 2013 to focus its efforts and profits into better serving the community in charitable causes, public education, uplifting the standards of the funeral profession and preserving the heritage of the profession.
A century on, Ang Chin Moh Funeral Directors remains committed to serving the needs of bereaved families, the funeral profession and the larger Singapore society. The progress of Ang Chin Moh Funeral Directors as a Singaporean company is a reflection of the progress of Singapore as a modern nation state.