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Kranji War Memorial, Singapore

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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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  • Like all British War Graves cemeteries, this is impressive, relaxing, sad and beautiful all at the same time. I could spend hours there it is so peaceful and, to bring you back to reality, read some o...  more »
  •  From the stands right opposite the Western side of the Raffles Hotel, this hotel stands out better. This monument was Japan occupied Singapore (1942-1945) the is a monument to those who died. So when you go through this before and when seen from a distance, to the quiet hands clasped in prayer to ask.
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  • After visiting the Battlebox and getting the background of the fall of Singapore this is a place you have to come to in order to get an understanding of the monumental sacrifice paid by the allies and...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Solemn place of historical importance. A reminder of what happened in the past and what shouldn't happen in the future.
  • Beautiful setting for war cemetery - memorial to 240,000 war dead, many of whom were never found and therefore do not have graves. The memorial does not differentiate between ranks, races or religions.
  • 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!