The City as Told : Dying in the city

【明報專訊】Chinese people don't talk much about death, as if by doing so, we could avoid the inevitable ending. Mr Ng has seen, and perhaps "handled", too many deaths to be bothered by the taboo. The son of an undertaker, he has groomed thousand of corpses, prepared their coffins and designed their funerals. Each and every of the step requires experience and dexterity. "We always prepare larger-than-needed clothing for the corpses, because they swell after a while. You don't want to see a bloated doll at the funeral!" he said.