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“24000 souls named and laid to rest”

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.
Launceston, Australia
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“24000 souls named and laid to rest”
Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

Wow I am never surprised when I have been able to visit a war graves / memorial at the work that goes into maintaining it to the highest of standards. The local people in conjunction with the War Greaves Commission i thank you for making the place where people can pay their respects to those who fell.
Theirs so many different countries respected in this cemetery the memorial for the Singapore people and those who served and died is moving. I have been able to visit Flanders Field in Belgium and now Sandakan and Kranji memorials and have found them to the highest of standards.
Anyone who has a relative their will find when you walk up and past he first large table stone two alcoves on the left is a small chamber holding all the names of the soldiers and a book to write your name and comment if any.

Getting their, take the green line (airport) to Kranji maybe 30+ minutes from town. Go outside and DONT TAKE THE BUS. It's about 500m to the entrance point past the race track and over the road. Large sign and walk up a long drive, you will than see the gates. From the station you can see the tallest spire.

Visited January 2014
4 Thank Peter M
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“A time to reflect”
Reviewed January 14, 2014

The Kranji War Memorial is a very moving site. So many names. So many lives. Every Australian should visit this place.

Visited December 2013
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Gympie, Australia
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“Moving Experience”
Reviewed January 13, 2014

Kranji War Memorial is about a 20 min walk from the Kranji MRT Station. You can not help being moved by this place. It is very well looked after, and is a credit to the Commonwealth War Graves people. Many of the headstones are marked with the fallen soilders names, many are not. We bought poppies with us from Aust and my daughters layed these on some of the headstones. It is such a peaceful place and well worth the trip out to see. Don't forget to take plenty of water with you, can be very hot and there is not place to purchase it once you're there.

Visited December 2013
4 Thank Kelli11822
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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“Kranji war memorial”
Reviewed January 13, 2014

We went to Kranji war memorial by MRT, it was a 45minute journey. We walked for @15 mins. The cemetery is very well kept. It's a very emotional place, we walked round the gravestones for about 2hours reading the epitaphs, noticing a lone poppy on some headstones. We signed the visitors book at the end of our visit, it's located in the archways at the entrance in a little cupboard. Well worth a visit.

Visited January 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Moving experience”
Reviewed January 12, 2014

You cannot help but be moved by this place. You can read about it, but nothing will prepare you for the feeling of being there among the headstones. People of all ages are moved to tears and the Commonwealth War Graves people keep it very well. I have visited it twice now and learn more each time.
Just be aware, as mentioned by other reviewers, there is no water available (thankfully no kitsch/kiosks) but also no toilets or other facilities that I saw. To prepare to spend any time there - and you should - ensure you have sufficient water, sunscreen, hat and have visited other facilities beforehand. We were also caught in a tropical downpour, so a brolly is useful too!

Visited January 2014
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