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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am filled with deep reverence as I walk among the tombstones. To think that each name was once a young recruit or an older officer who walked this earth. We owe so much to those who gave their lives.

Thank effortleslie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kranji Memorial was the main reason I decided to visit Singapore.My uncle was killed during the Japanese invasion in 1942 and though his body was never found his name along with those of 24000 others is engraved on the beautiful Wall Memorial.The Commonwealth War Graves...More

Thank PETER29654
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have the time take the train out to Kranji (there is a SMRT station there). You can walk to the memorial/cemetery which is beautifully maintained by the Commonwealth Graves Commission. A walk between the graves and around the memorial in these peaceful grounds...More

Thank JVPG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on Remberence Day but there was only a dress rehearsal for the British 11th November timing. The cemetery is beautifully kept and very respectful. There is an MRT station within walking distance just past the Singapore Racing Club. Take plenty of water and...More

Thank Anne A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a monument in a park near raffles hotel and st Anthony church. A place to honor war vets....

Thank TruBritinUSA
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Visited 1 Nov 2017. Take the MRT red North South line out of central Singerpore to station NS7, then bus 178, 960 or 961, only one stop to Kranji CWGC site. Walk back down the road 150M, turn right at big brown sign. Walk a...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 31 October 2017

This was our first visit to any war memorial outside of Europe. In scale the losses are comparable to many of the large Flanders or Somme Cemeteries, and equal in the waste of human life, but these sacrifices make possible the peace that we hope...More

1  Thank Bluenose-on-tour
Reviewed 27 October 2017

A moving and sobre area of Singapore that pays tribute to those who gave their lives for our tomorrow's. Thank you to everyone that keeps the area so well kept. The only disappointing thing was a number of maids were having a picnic, laughing, joking...More

Thank ChocolateLovin
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This a very moving place, impeccably maintained by the Commonwealth Graves Commission. It is sobering to wander through the rows and rows of headstones and the walls which record the sacrifice of many nationalities and faiths who fought and died against a common enemy. Strangely,...More

1  Thank tripeagle
Reviewed 5 October 2017

A pleasant and well laid out location to sit and reflect on those awful days and what this part of Singapore looked like during wartime.

Thank rchristenquebec
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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
14 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
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