Tearful farewell for twins found dead in canal
The Straits Times|January 25, 2022
Nearly 30 family members and friends attend cremation service at Mandai
Nadine Chua and Ang Qing

The family of the 11-year-old twins who were found dead in a canal in Upper Bukit Timah bade them an emotional farewell as they were cremated yesterday evening.

Mr Fong Chun Cheong, the funeral director of Singapore Yin Feng Shui Funeral Services, told The Straits Times that nearly 30 family members and friends, which is the cap for attendees under current Covid-19 restrictions, attended the cremation service.

“The family were emotional as they said goodbye to the boys,” added Mr Fong, who previously said that he is a family friend.

At around 7.45pm, two hearses bearing the portraits of Aston Yap Kai Shern and Ethan Yap E Chern arrived at Mandai Crematorium.

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