31 May '17, 12pm

Ashes of Singaporean woman who died in Nepal may be scattered in the mountains

Ashes of Singaporean woman who died in Nepal may be scattered in the mountains

SINGAPORE - The family of a Singaporean woman who died of altitude sickness on her way to Mount Everest's base camp is seeking to fulfil her last wish of having her ashes scattered in Nepal. Mr Steven Wong, brother of Ms Amy Wong Kum Ling, told the media that the family would likely keep half of her ashes in Singapore with their father's ashes, and scatter the other half in Nepal. Mr Wong, who works in a local church, told the media at the wake on Wednesday (May 31) that the family is asking for help from Ms Wong's friends who may be returning to Nepal in a few months' time to scatter the ashes in the mountains. "We want to respect her last wishes," he said. But the decision also depends on whether their mother, who wanted to be known only as Madam Wong, agrees, said Mr Wong, 49. Get The Straits Times newsletters in your inbox Sign Up He was quoted in earlier media reports...

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