Chinese Culture at Thiong Ting Funeral Home


In Indonesia, the death customs of different ethnic group have different characteristics, customs and habits. Some are buried in a special area, burned (Ngaben - Balinese) and other methods. In every province in Indonesia there are one or two Chinese funeral home services that provide mourning services to families, start from bathing, makeup, providing coffins, preparing funerals and cremations, they also give services for traditional ceremonies, religion in accordance with the beliefs. A Chinese funeral home whose existence is very striking is in the middle of the city of Surakarta, namely THIONG TING. This study aimed to describe Chinese culture in death customs, religion, socio-culture in the community using THIONG TING funeral services, describe mourning service activities and facilities provided to funeral home service users. Data was collected using observations, interviews, data processing and presenting data analysis. The results of studies and research at the THIONG TING funeral home are very useful for researchers who have an interest in the cultural life of the Chinese community.

Keywords: Funeral home, THIONG TING, Chinese culture

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