From Ming pao 2006年8月20日
I am very glad to hear that there is an organization in HK that assists with cremation funerals at sea. But it is a pity that this is not legal within HK water territory. More should be done to promote this.
There are three things wrong with a typical HK funeral service. First, it is a rather environmentally unfriendly event, especially since people expect to use high quality wood for a good coffin. Second, local funeral houses are extremely depressing and noisy places. A funeral service is conceptualized purely in terms of mourning, and has no scope for the celebration of a person’s life and memory. With all the chanting going on, there is no possibility for quiet contemplation. Finally, it is very difficult to find a decent and tasteful cemetry in HK. There is a big need (and market) for more sympathetic and affordable services here.