Kranji War Memorial, Singapore

4.6
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. Make Kranji War Memorial part of your personalized Singapore itinerary using our Singapore attractions planner.
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  • The Changi tour will take you through some of the main sites relevant to the defense of Singapore and finishes up at the Kranji War Memorial. Extremely well presented and maintained memorial and with ...  more »
  • Any history buff should take the time to make it to the Kranji War Memorial. The park is kept clean and manicured and is a serene place to give thanks to those who fought for their country. I suggest ...  more »
  • Easy to get there, take a bus from the bus stop right in front of Kranji MRT when you exit. 2 stops, and then walk in to the memorial area. Not crowded and not touristy, just a place to take a look an...  more »
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  • Beautifully maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, this is the final resting place of over 4,400 soldiers who died fighting for the British Empire against the Japanese, and a further 27,000 more are commemorated here with their names inscribed in huge stone monoliths. These men serving in the armed forces were recruited from India, Malaya, Australia and of course Great Britain, and a scan of the names reveals the high diversity of nationalities, ethnicities and backgrounds, all fighting for the same cause. A very sombre, sobering and sad place to come and pay your respects. For a vivid portrait of Singapore's downfall and the British handover to the Japanese, read The Singapore Grip by J G Farrell.
  • The importance and historical significance of this memorial can not be overstated. Located in a key location, one of the first landing sites of the Japanese invasion of Singapore during World World 2, it is a fitting reminder and appropriate location to pay respects to so many that have lost their lives in the defence and preservation of the freedoms we enjoy today. Regardless of whether or not you are a historian, military person or visitor, I highly recommend dropping by to wander and pay your respects.
  • Very Moving war memorial and last resting place of all its occupants. It is very well maintained and has a directory of all the names and where they are to be found.
  • This was a very a dramatic place to visit. I found it very emotional and tugged at my heart strings. The atmosphere was very difficult to describe but I found this to be a very thought provoking experience.
  • Great remembrance to the heros who died protecting the land during the second world war. Its worth going there at least once in our lifetime
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