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Kranji War Memorial

9 Woodlands Road, Singapore 738656, Singapore
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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.
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9 Woodlands Road, Singapore 738656, Singapore
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A silence hangs over the area and you think of what all these people went through in the war. Most of us have no idea and no only what we have been told and seen in films. They need to be remembered

Thank jjsteed
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walk into the site and one could sense the great acts of the heros involved in the fight against Singapore enemies way back in history.

Thank Roy F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Used to enjoy going to the Kranji War Memorial for Anzac Day Services. Spend some time viewing the headstones and you really come away with the reality of how young some of the fallen were - it's an interesting place to spend some time and...More

Thank 197montrose
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although Singapore has a tropical climate, it seems like the breezes at Kranji keep this hallowed ground blessed by cooling breezes. It is located just high enough to catch the cooling ocean breezes as visitors can see Indonesia from it's vistas. What's most impressive about...More

Thank julianawriter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well Maintained memorial, the place is calm and history of the memorial is all we need to go through before going inside.. Can spend around an hour at leisure .. But i will not recommend this as a must watch in Singapore..

Thank Kaviyanathan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This amazing place of solemn respect to those who are at rest here is quite beautiful. So carefully looked after. Very emotional to the visitor. Please go.

Thank Tim E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came to remember my Uncle who died in the war, and who I had never met. Very emotional experience. Wouldn't have missed it for the world.

Thank julia61510
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited many overseas War Cemetaries and they are all immaculate and very respectful places . This is no different . Obviously a place of sadness when you look at the ages but such a mixture of nationalities & regiments . Hundreds of headstones...More

Thank Pat S
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Singapore has progressed to this level all because they had gone through this terrible disaster. When a country remembers its history and work with pride to not let this happen again they will always prosperr. The sad part is that not many tourists visit this...More

Thank Isobel B
Reviewed 19 May 2017

If you are using public transport it will be pretty difficult to get to. Well maintained memorial to all those who laid down their lives 75 years ago. To me this was a personal pilgrimage. My great uncles name is also on the wall.

Thank Shajumudeen
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Thanks for your​ nice report. I will visit Singapore in late June and plan to leave flowers at the Memorial for an old friend here in Ireland, in memory of his father who was a prisioner and died during the Occupation in1943. Are there places where I can purchase a floral display suitable for the memorial. My friend has asked if I can get a floral item in the shape of a Cross. I would really appreciate any advice I receive, it would help make an old man very happy, he himself in not in good health as I write. Thanks for taking the time to read this, any help or advice would be appreciated.
10 May 2017|
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Response from Stubbs1956 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately we didn't see any florists near Kranji. The Singapore florists do some brilliant arrangements so we suggest ordering the flowers once you arrive in Singapore and take them with you to the memorial. There were... More
Liam M
I have a family member who is buried here is there a way of finding out exactly where he is?
13 November 2016|
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Response from Robbiejo4866 | Reviewed this property |
At Commonwealth War Graves there are books available showing name and location. You may find the same information on line, try through CWG site. Good luck, if going to Singapore be sure to go to the Singapore National... More
Lorna H
Hi I am going to Singapore with friend soon. We are wanting to visit the Kranji war memorial. Can you get transport to the memorial or are you better to do a escorted tour there
8 July 2016|
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Response from Lynne N | Reviewed this property |
We caught a train from the city, the railways are very efficient and by following the lines' (ask at the information desk if you have any questions and they will inform you of what trains to get) you can buy your return... More