Kranji War Memorial

Attraction Woodlands Rd, Singapore, Singapore Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hours 30 mins
09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
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As you take a walk around the Kranji War Memorial, you’ll feel the echoes of courage and sacrifice during World War II (WWII). It honours the men and women from Britain, Australia, Canada, Sri Lanka, India, Malaya, the Netherlands and New Zealand who gave their lives for freedom in WWII.

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As you take a walk around the Kranji War Memorial, you’ll feel the echoes of courage and sacrifice during World War II (WWII). It honours the men and women from Britain, Australia, Canada, Sri Lanka, India, Malaya, the Netherlands and New Zealand who gave their lives for freedom in WWII. On your visit here at the Kranji War Memorial, you’ll see the war graves, the state cemetery, the memorial walls and the military graves. The names of over 25,000 allied soldiers killed in the war but whose bodies were never recovered, are inscribed on both sides of the 12 standing Memorial Walls. Every year, on the Sunday nearest to 11 November, a memorial is held to pay tribute to those who gave their lives. Known as Remembrance Sunday or Veterans Day, this day marks the date when the hostilities of WWII ended at 11am. Place poppies – the memorial symbol – on the neatly laid out graves on the manicured lawns and observe a two minute silence during the event.

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Duration
2.0 days
Estimated
115.19 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
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Woodlands Rd, Singapore, Singapore

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our sacred ground , pochong n kuntilanak In The House !!!!

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Rest in peace..

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Got to go a distance to reach the place

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No pets allowed at this cemetery. Lotsa signs to remind visitors that :-P

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Sacred grounds. Very peaceful.

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I hadn't planned this trip... I went for a hike along the old railway in Singapore for a few hours, came off to find the mrt and found Kranji cemeteryI have an interest in WW2, In a sense I want to understand more, what happened over here and how. This cemetery gave me a real insight into how many fought and died for freedom just in singapore.. Seeing a figure in a book is not like seeing the names engraved on those walls... And what countries they were from... I know these are not all the names either...It is a pristine place...and a reflective place. On a hill, but it does have cover but do take water to drink as it gets hot out here! Worth a visit.

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I am not a great lover of Cementries. But I found this one in Singapore very well kept and beutifully laid out. We went to pay our respects to our fathers mate who died at the fall of Singapore durinf WWII, I didnt want to go, but my brother insisted. Im glad I went, for the best part I sat and just reflected, peaceful and so sad. The lads were so young (20 year olds!!)Its worth the trip out and can be gotten to by the MRT. Get off at Krani station. Taking public transport alos allows you to see some of the country side of SIngapore. It then is a matter of making sure you take the right turn out of the station. We became lost because we took the racecourse exit and stayed inside the fence of the turf club.

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The 1st place I visited after I landed in Singapore. The highlight of my trip. Catch the MRT to Kranji Station walk past the racecourse and it takes about a 10 to 15 minute walk - be aware that the hoeat and humidity of Singapore can be sapping. Beautifuly laid out and very well maintained. Mainly dedicated to UK and Australian service personnel. Also does feature some Dutch and Gurkha grave stones as well. Very moving (I broke down several times) and highly recommended.

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I hadn't planned this trip... I went for a hike along the old railway in Singapore for a few hours, came off to find the mrt and found Kranji cemetery I have an interest in WW2, In a sense I want to understand more, what happened over here and how. This cemetery gave me a real insight into how many fought and died for freedom just in singapore.. Seeing a figure in a book is not like seeing the names engraved on those walls... And what countries they were from... I know these are not all the names either...It is a pristine place...and a reflective place. On a hill, but it does have cover but do take water to drink as it gets hot out here! Worth a visit. Visited March 2013

I visited this place on the 7th lunar month.... The road in was curvy and deep, along the way there was no cars. The moment I reached there, we warned each other to be serious and keep my playfulness. Out of respect, the visit to this place was almost in silence. My first impression there was that it was very well maintained, the grass are those that will make you feel like lying there and roll a few times. The grave will equally spaced out and in between each of them, colorful flowers were placed. There are also stone walls with names engraved on them to commemorate the allied soldiers during World War II. Afar, we saw around 3 workers that are diligently maintaining the place. We walked around and spent around 15mins there. Leaving the place, I saw people walking in which changed my impression that no one will walk in to this place giving the quiet roads.

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