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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.
Reviewed February 1, 2014

The visit was part of a Singapore City tour (well worth taking). The war memorial is a replica of the memorial in Washington DC and is surrounded by a large water feature. On the ceiling of the walkway are the badges of battalions that fought in the war. It was interesting to see them all and the memorial is actually quite breath taking.

Thank Windmill64
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Reviewed February 1, 2014

Like all "Commonwealth War Graves Commission" cemeteries, the Kranji War Memorial is no exception in being incredibly well maintained. It is beautifully tranquil and a wonderfully peaceful last resting place for those, mostly very young men who died horribly in the most un peaceful of circumstances. I strongly recommend a visit here to pay respects to those gallant souls who tragically died in the service of their country, in a struggle to try and make a better world and a struggle that sadly unbeknownst to them, did eventually overturn an evil tyranny. Andrew Bruce, Dumfries, Scotland, U.K.

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Reviewed January 29, 2014

This is a wonderful memorial to the armed service personal who lost their lives in trying to protect Singapore. We used public transport (train) which is quite accessible once you know where to go. Directions need improvement from the station. Definitely worth the effort.

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Reviewed January 24, 2014

An ethereal reminder of what must never happen again. Well kept. thanks to those who keep this place for us.

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Reviewed January 16, 2014

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.

4  Thank Peter M
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