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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  • The tall tower stood, and this was a monument to the war dead. From 1942 to 45 years Japan was visited by casually like the one to commemorate the war-dead of the occupation era, the thing which is the one of the Pacific War at the Chinese notation which is kanji is respondent and it entered eyes.
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  • Erected to commemorate the deaths of the 25,000 to 50,000 thousand civilians who died during the Japanese occupation during WWII. Locally known as The Four Chop Sticks.  more »
  • A beautiful memorial to the innocent citizens who lost their lives to the Japanese during their occupation of Singapore, known locally as the 4 chopsticks, a very fitting tribute, simple, understated ...  more »
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