SEVERAL companies in China are offering services to those who cannot go to the cemeteries for Qing Ming or Chinese All Souls' Day, which will be observed tomorrow, Sin Chew Daily reported.
For a fee, representatives would go to the cemeteries to offer fruits, food, flowers and paper offerings on behalf of their clients, and some packages even include a live report so their clients could witness the whole ceremony.
Some of the clients even requested the workers to cry during the ceremony.
It is learned that such packages were priced at between 668 yuan (S$135) and 5,200 yuan.
According to a client in Beijing, she had to use the service as she could not go back to her hometown in Wuhan for Qing Ming.
However, netizens slammed the move saying family members should go for Qing Ming personally and not hire strangers.