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Address: 9 Woodlands Road, Singapore 738656, Singapore
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The Commonwealth War Graves Commission's Kranji War...

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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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This cemetery is well maintained and absolutely spotless...we learn about the attacks on Singapore and the many casualties from the war heaps of names and some so young

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cemetery is well maintained and absolutely spotless...we learn about the attacks on Singapore and the many casualties from the war heaps of names and some so young

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting the war memorial was part of our tour & certainly the highlight. A peaceful memorial created to pay tribute to the many fallen heroes. A moving story from our guide.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We paid our respects to the memory of those who lost their lives in WWII at the hands of the Japanese. It is a beautiful location, nestling on the side of a hill, wonderfully maintained and the 4,500 who lay here can rest in peace. There is a memorial to the 24,000 missing who have no known grave. It is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to pay your respects to those who died in the war this is one of the places to go. I found it really sad that there were over 800 headstones for unknown soldiers. It would take a very long time to walk round all the headstones. It's a beautiful memorial though.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well laid out, signed, and numbered...as all CWGC. cemeteries. Called to find a friend's father, no grave, just a name engraved on a tablet...found it easily. A beautiful place, in perfect condition, and a sobering experience, as are the other CWGC cemeteries we've visited.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

A solemn place to remember the lives that were sacrificed in defending Singapore. The monument is dedicated to soldiers who lost their lives in the 2 world wars in and near Singapore. Interesting to find a huge number of Indian soldiers buried there. The involvement of the Indian Army in the world war is usually forgotten by most people. Place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

I have been here many times for work and holiday and I must say it is a place to reflect and think about what happened on the battlefront here in Singapore. Its nice to see a memorial to those who lost their lives in a country far from home. Brits , Aussies , Indians ,Singaporeans ,all lost their lives here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We travelled by MRT out to Kranji station and this was followed by a 20 minute walk to the Memorial itself. It was very easy to find our way there and back to the station and we had a walk round the immaculately kept Memorials. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission do a brilliant job in keeping this area pristine.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is well worth a visit if your interested in the history of Singapore and the decline of the British Empire. Those that survived and are not buried here suffered the long march and eventually the torturous work on the Burma railway. I found it deeply moving

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

It was a very impressive sight so well kept and very serene. It was amzing how many graves that were there. I felt sad when you read the gravestones and saw how many gave their lives at such a young age. Thank you for that!!!

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