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Kranji War Memorial
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Owner description: Location Information 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. Visiting Information 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.
Singapore, Singapore
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“Research first to get the most out of your visit”
Reviewed June 26, 2012

A visiting relative wanted to go and "look for her uncle" after failing to find him at Changi on her last visit to Singapore. When I googled to get basic visitor information, I found the excellent search facilities of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
http://www.cwgc.org/
Using this we were able to discover that her long lost uncle was indeed listed on the memorial at Kranji, and which column he was on. Her family had never known what became of him, and so it was wonderful to discover, via this website (and further internet research), where and when he had died.

The memorial is well described by other reviewers, and I agree is a beautiful spot to visit, even if you have no family connection to WW2 Singapore and Malaya. We went by taxi, and were able to phone book a taxi to pick us up again. We went before 9.00am when it was still fairly cool, which I recommend. There are no toilets on site, and not necessarily any staff available to answer your questions.

We combined with a visit to the nearby Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.

Visited June 2012
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“Include this as part of your visit to Sungei Buloh wetlands”
Reviewed May 18, 2012

This is a war memorial & as such is definitely worth a visit. Naturally it may not be on every tourist's agenda. Add it to your visit to Sungei Buloh wetlands and the farms around northern Singapore. It will add another perspective to your trip.

Visited November 2011
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“Not really a tourist detination, more a drive past”
Reviewed May 12, 2012

Its in central Singapore, you drive past it regularly, I like its simple form and poignant message, but its not really a destination in itself.

Visited November 2011
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“Not At The Top Of Attraction But Worth The Visit ...”
Reviewed April 28, 2012

if you want to know more about Singapore's history.

Visited June 2011
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“Unmissable”
Reviewed April 14, 2012 via mobile

Lived in Singapore off and on since 2003. Visited for the first time yesterday with my mother. This place is very moving and real. Should be a must visit for all of us. The Japs were barbarous.

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