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. Make Kranji War Memorial part of your personalized Singapore itinerary using our Singapore attractions planner.
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  • The grounds are beautifully maintained. The plaque at the entrance to the Memorial shows how the Japanese managed to defeat a superior force.  more »
  • Singapore suffered much during the War years of the early 1940's following the fall of Singapore to the Japan Army in respect its of Invasion. From Japan, The British were unable to defend properly du...  more »
  • So sad walking through here seeing the age of so many young soldiers. Even sadder seeing many without a name. There is a wall that shows all names at the top.  more »
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  • Beautifully manicured and maintained. Mainly WW2 graves, but also WW1 and military deaths from Malayan Emergency and garrisons. I went for a wander that turned into 2 hours of looking and talking to other sightseers. Australian graves quite scattered
  • They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them. The Kranji War Memorial in Singapore honours the men and women from the Commonwealth who died in the line of duty during World War II. As you walk the short flight of steps to the hilltop terrace, you’ll see four memorials. The largest is the Singapore Memorial, with its huge star-topped central pylon that rises to a height of 24 metres. This memorial bears the names of more than 24,346 Allied soldiers and airmen killed in Southeast Asia who have no known grave. You can find the register, kept by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, at the entrance. Every year, on the Sunday closest to Remembrance Day on 11 November, a memorial service is held to pay tribute to those who gave their lives.
  • A place to remember those who came before and fell to protect the futures of those they never met. A beautiful place that all should visit no matter what age.
  • Place of historic importance, very calm and peaceful. I found a lot of historic evidence of India's contribution to world war 2.
  • What an amazing place to visit. It is very well kept and for being in Singapore very quiet. A real eye opener.
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