Civilian War Memorial, Singapore

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This memorial was built in honour of civilian victims of the Japanese Occupation in Singapore from 1942 to 1945. Located at the War Memorial Park, the Civilian War Memorial commemorates civilian victims of the Japanese Occupation in Singapore from 1942-1945. It was unveiled by Singapore’s first prime minister, the late Lee Kuan Yew, February 1967, 25 years after Singapore fell to Japanese forces. The memorial is built over a burial chamber that contains exhumed remains of civilian war victims. Today, the memorial is an important landmark in Singapore’s Civic District and tours often make a stop here. Memorial services are held on 15 February every year to remember the victims of the war.
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  • It is a White Tower in the Park in front of Raffles City. Tower standing ginger Park, there is the sense that the Tower of remembrance of the victims of the war at that time and so are seen only as.
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  • The history of Singapore is quite sad in the period of war after the Japanese occupied Singapore with a lot of civilian suffering. This memorial is a fitting tribute to those who suffered and died dur...  more »
  • We made a point of visiting the war memorial whilst on the way to Raffles. The memorial remembers those who lost their lives in WWII and is lit up at night  more »

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