A Buddhist funeral consists of rites performed by monks, while a Taoist funeral consists of rites performed by a Taoist Priest. Each dialect group needs a priest specific to them; for instance the Hokkien people use a SaiGong while the Teochew people use a Gengshi. The costs involved is drastically different; Taoist funerals typically cost more. The additional costs goes to paper offerings, much more food offerings and sometimes even elaborate rites.
In Singapore, it typically depends on what your family needs are. There are many funeral directors and undertakers who prey on the ignorance of their customers; After all, how many funerals can you possibly arrange in your life? A 3 day Buddhist wake at the void deck costs about $6000. A 3 day Taoist wake at the void deck costs about $10000 A 3 day Christian wake at the void deck costs about $5000 A 2 day Hindu wake at the void deck costs about $4500 Please take note that the