memorial.gov.hk is a memorial website provided by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) for the public. It aims at facilitating the public to pay tribute and show condolence to their lost loved ones at any time, and from anywhere.
An applicant who applies for allocation of a new niche for the deceased, he/she only needs to fill in his/her email address on the application form. FEHD will then create a dedicated memorial webpage displaying the name and date of death of the deceased. The memorial webpage of the deceased will display the expiry date of the interment period on the front page and the related message will pop-up starting two years before expiry of the interment period to remind the related persons of the expiry date of the current interment period. In addition, the related persons can use a dedicated link on the webpage to update the contact list or their contact information.
Family members and friends may create a memorial webpage for a deceased, who met any one of the following conditions:
Upon input of basic information (including the applicant's email address and particulars of the deceased) at the Internet Memorial Service website, a memorial webpage for the deceased will be created. Relatives and friends of the deceased can choose the layout design, write the deceased's life story, upload photos and videos, and set up various features for the memorial webpage. The webpage can be set as either 'public' or 'private'.
The computer system of Food and Environmental Hygiene Department will verify the information of the deceased who was buried or kept in a Hong Kong private cemetery or private columbarium. If the information cannot be verified, the applicant may have to submit documentary proof. The application will then be handled by designated staff separately.
To encourage the public to adopt digital worshipping, visitors can leave message at electronic kiosks of Diamond Hill and Cape Collinson Gardens of Remembrance through "memorial.gov.hk" to pay tribute or cherish the memory of the lost beloved ones.
Applicant interested in creating a memorial webpage at the Internet Memorial Service (memorial.gov.hk) for the deceased only needs to provide his/her email address. FEHD will then create a dedicated memorial webpage displaying the name and date of death of the deceased. A notification email for confirmation will be issued within two working days after the scattering of the cremated human ashes at sea. The applicant may then activate the account, log in to the webpage and edit the contents at any time.
The Internet Memorial Service is free of charge. If a memorial webpage at the Internet Memorial Service has already been created for the same deceased by the applicant using the same email address, no additional webpage will be created.
"memorial.gov.hk" launched the mobile version and three demonstration videos on 25 September 2011.
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