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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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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... read more

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure this is so easy to get to by public transportation but definitely worth the effort to borrow or hire a car and visit, and just pay for the taxi to wait for you a half hour while you're there. Very beautiful and thoughtfully laid out historical site with signages so you are get a good introduction to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place offers a poignant yet beautiful commemoration to the war dead. Very serene and contemplative atmosphere. To better experience the nature of the memorial, my advice is to read a little on some of the heroes of the war here in Singapore and the stories connected with them. Please note that is NOT a good place during wet weather.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Based on our guide Joan, Singapore really looks out for all of its citizens, specifically all of its racial groups. The design of this memorial representing four main groups all coming together at its base exemplifies this. Simple, but with a great message!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to find my grandad's grave and didn't expect what I found when I got there. You wouldn't have any idea it was so old, it is so well kept, it could have been built last year. Fantastic tribute to the sad losses in the war, but I wouldn't say it was a tourist destination unless a relative was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here as part of a tour group. I was particularly interested to visit here to view my uncle's tombstone. And it was well worth the visit. The memorial is really well laid out and beautifully maintained. It's quiet and respectful. They provide a book where I could look up my uncle's tombstone and could find it easily. Well... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Trip to Singapore I made the effort to visit the Memorial My first impression was the number of graves there were there and how well cared for the plots and gardens to me it was a emotional visit as a Aussie

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We went on a half day tour which included other places so only had about 45 minutes here. They have so much interesting stuff you could spend a day there. We would love to go back with more time to go through slowly.

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