How to book an obituary ad
A step-by-step guide on how to book an obituary advertisement
- Check that you have obtained the required items listed on
the Homepage before you proceed
(e.g. scanned copy of the
death certificate, photograph of the deceased, etc) by visiting the
- Register your details with us.
- Choose your preferred layout at the
Layout & Size page.
Similarly, choose your desired
size, using the examples as a guideline. Then click the
advertisement sizes are provided for a frame of reference. The
size and layout can still be changed in Editor during a later
stage of the process.
- Click on the Classification & Date
Select the publication that you want (The Straits
Times or Berita Harian), your classification (Obituary – Death
Announcement, In Memoriam, Condolences or Acknowledgements). Then
specify the date you wish your obituary advertisement to appear.
Then click the “Next” button.
All obituary advertisements are in full colour.
- Click on the Compose page to choose your
preferred background from the options given.
upload your own background if you wish. Using the plus and minus
signs, choose the height and width of your advertisement. Then
click the “Next” button.
- Compose your text in the Text Editor
Your text should include important information
like wake details, service/prayer details etc. See How to write an obituary ad for more information. Then click the
Note: You can save the
advertisement you have composed to your local computer at this
- A preview of your advertisement is now
viewable on the Confirm page.
Check to see that all
details are in order. The window on the right hand side shows the
size of your advertisement in relation to a full page of a
newspaper. Then click the “Next” button. Our sales
representatives will contact you to confirm your advertisement as
soon as they possibly can.
- On the Upload Documents page, upload the
scanned documents required in the file formats specified.
You may send us any of your requests (e.g. when we should avoid
calling you) under “Additional information”. Then click
the “Next” button.
- Pay for your advertisement on the Make
We accept payment from all major credit and
debit cards. Then click the “Next” button.
- A summary of your payment details will be given on the
Receipt & Acknowledgement section