Kranji War Memorial, Singapore
Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
Honor the men and women of the Commonwealth who lost their lives in the line of duty during World War II with a trip to Kranji War Memorial. The memorial is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood, a scenic hillside cemetery where you'll find rows and rows of more than 4,400 white gravestones. The memorial pays tribute to men and women from all over the world, as well as the 69 Chinese servicemen who were killed by the Japanese in 1942. Sitting hilltop are several significant memorials, including the Singapore Memorial, Military Cemetery, and State Cemetery. With our world travel planner, Singapore attractions like Kranji War Memorial can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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Very moving. A humbling experience. So many lives lost in war. Beautifully kept. Worth visiting to reflect.
As the daughter of a POW interned in Changi Prison I found this a very moving place, it brought tears to my eyes.
A place where WWII soldiers were buried, some had no names. They died with pride and dignity. Each tombstones have a story to tell. Would be best if there's a record of all the stories.
How to get there: From Kranji mrt bus stop take either of these buses: 160, 170, 178, 960, 961 or 961c. Alight at the 2nd stop, after coming out of the bus, from you stance, walk left all the way untill you see a small road. Follow the path of the road until you see a building, the cemetery is just right ahead.
I had some difficulty finding it. The MRT station at Kranji no longer has a map and the lady in the office gave me verbal directions which were wrong. I asked a taxi driver on the other rank, but he didn't know where it was either. So, if you come out of the Kranji Station, where the bus stops are, turn left, keeping the Singapore Turf Club and the MRT elevated line on your left. Keep going until you get to a crossroads intersection controlled by traffic lights. Cross over (turning neither left or right) and take the next left up a small road. Between the inersection you have crossed and the small road, there is currently a building site. Walk up the road and the cemetery is ahead of you.
Quaint, peaceful, historically significant.
It's surprising its not been given the importance it deserves..beautiful memorial..really touched with Singapore govts dedication in keeping alive the names of Indian and other Commonwealth soldeirs sacrifice..great job Singapore!
One of the nicer War Memorials I've been too. easily accessible by train and a short walk (or 5 min taxi ride) from the station.
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