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Campaign launched to encourage public to talk about death

A new campaign "Die Die Must Say" has been launched to encourage the public to talk about death.

SINGAPORE: A new campaign "Die Die Must Say" has been launched to encourage the public to talk about death.

To get the conversation going, a special Hokkien rap song will be performed at five getai shows.

In addition, organisers Lien Foundation and Ang Chin Moh Foundation are hoping to reach out to those who use dialects through a hotline as well as booklets.

Some Singaporeans said they are comfortable to talk about death-related issues with their families.

One said: "Yes, I am comfortable, and I want to let them know before I die what they should do for me."

Lee Poh Wah, CEO of Lien Foundation, said: "In our recent death attitude survey, we found that there was strongest demand from older Chinese Singaporeans -- those above fifty years old.

“Eight-six per cent of them felt that there is a need for a national conversation of death and dying, and 88 per cent felt that they want to know more about palliative care -- in fact that is higher than the national average itself." 

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