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Address: 9 Woodlands Road, Singapore 738656, Singapore
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The Commonwealth War Graves Commission's Kranji War Cemetery is 22 kilometres north of the city of Singapore, on the north side of Singapore Island overlooking the Straits of Johore. It is located just to the West of the Singapore-Johore road (Bukit Timah Expressway) on Woodlands Road, just to the south of the crossroads with Turf Club Avenue and Kranji Road. There is a short approach road from the main road.

The Cemetery is known locally as Kranji Memorial and one must be sure of the address before boarding a taxi as most taxi drivers do not know the Cemetery. There are also bus stops on the main road facing the Cemetery. The Kranji MRT (train) terminal is a short distance from the Cemetery, approximately 10 to 15 minutes away by foot. A previous visitor has advised us that a small map of the route can be obtained from the MRT ticket office.

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Kranji War Cemetery is open every day 07:00-18:30. The cemetery is constructed on a hill with the means of access being via three flights of steps, rising over four metres from the road level, which makes wheelchair access to this site impossible.

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Peaceful place to reflect

Memorial place for the fallen heroes of world war 2. Young men and women who's sacrifice will never be forgotten. The lawn is beautifully kept. The nearest public transport is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2015
Singapore, Singapore

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW

Memorial place for the fallen heroes of world war 2. Young men and women who's sacrifice will never be forgotten. The lawn is beautifully kept. The nearest public transport is Kranji MRT station. About 10 to 15 minutes walk away.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 NEW

We visited this Memorial to honour the sacrifice made by the brave men. Who gave their lives so me, and future generations could live in relative freedom. The ages and the number of young men from all parts of the commonwealth. Reduced me to tears.

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Robina, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

A beautifully maintained memorial to fallen soldiers of many countries. The gardens are very well kept and neat and it was a lovely peaceful walk through the graves and reading the inscriptions.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

A bit of a way out from singapore. No public transport i understand. Lovely grounds. Actually has a book that you can look through to see someone in particular etc. did as part of a tour that included the changi prison.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Kranji War Memorial honours the men and women from the countries of Sri Lanka, India, Malaya, Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand and Netherlands who died defending Singapore and Malaya during the Second World War. The war memorial has 12 standing memorial walls that have inscribed on them the names of 25,000 allied soldiers killed in the war whose bodies were... More 

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Scarborough, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Worthy of a visit but a knowledge of WWII history beforehand would be useful as there is only one plaque tucked away next to the car park that explains the significance of the Japanese landing only 2 miles from here in 1942 and fighting Commonwealth troops including many from Australia in the swamps along the shoreline almost visible from the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Kranji War Memorial is located approx... 20 kilometres from the city centre, a hillside cemetery that is quite beautiful in its serenity once you get there. The memorial honours the men and women from Britain, Australia, Canada, Sri Lanka, India, Malaya, the Netherlands and New Zealand who died in the line of duty during World War II. There are more... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

See it in the early when the sun is about to rise, the tranquility of the ground is a good break of the traffic noise. It opens at 07:00am

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Did this one on a tour it is very emotional even if you don't know anyone that was in that war Seeing all the cross and names on the wall of people that lost there life is hard to believe but well worth it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We visited for personal reasons, we got the MRT to Kranji and then got a taxi from the bus station, this was only a 5 minute drive, but the heat made us lazy, as normally we would of walked. The Memorial is so well kept, and maintained, the grounds are lovely and it is so serene to walk around, as... More 

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