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Address: 1 Esplanade Drive Esplanade - Theatres On the Bay, Singapore 038981, Singapore
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Battle of Singapore in World War II Full-Day Shared Tour
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worth a look if walking past

since better cenotaphs but its still worth a look if your walking past. add it too your self walking tour like we did

Reviewed 21 January 2017
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

since better cenotaphs but its still worth a look if your walking past. add it too your self walking tour like we did

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Singapore
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

Walked past the Cenotaph on my way from the National Gallery. An empty tomb constructed during the British Era. It serves to remind us of the war dead of both wars, and perhaps locally more so of the Fall of Singapore and the Japanese occupation. War is always sad - there are no real winners, and so many lives lost.... More 

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Reviewed 3 November 2015

I walked to the Cenotaph the day after the 70th Anniversary of The Fall of Singapore. Lots of floral wreaths still on display . Well worth a walk on a sunny morning. But don't expect to be blown away. Did come across a couple of Buddhist monks in full regalia having a rest at the Starbucks nearby ! Very cute.

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Thank Foard A
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 6 September 2015

Seriously, ask the kids these days and they will draw a blank. Yet this is a firm reminder on the importance of National Defence and that the Japanese, until today, still refuses to apologize for their aggressive & murderous actions during the 3 years 8 months occupation of Singapore.

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Thank JimmyNg168
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 30 December 2014 via mobile

This is just a small monument to commemorate lives lost in the world wars. Not too much to see and a few minutes is sufficient for a visit.

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Bandung,Indonesia
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Reviewed 14 October 2014

Visited the Cenotaph , located at the Esplanade Park , when we watched the Singapore Formula 1 GP ,September 2014. Its a war memorial dedicated to those who lost their lives on WW1 and WW2 , British and allied soldiers and Singapore resident during that time period. Quite ordinary monument , but well preserved , and at its best condition

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

If you are a British citizen you feel almost compelled to visit this cenotaph, like it is your duty. It is comforting to see such a familiar landmark in a place so far away from home, but at the same time really makes you feel for the soldiers during WW1 & 2 and how they must have felt.

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Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

While visiting various attractions in Singapore we happened to pass the Cenotaph. We pondered and took some photographs. Would not have made a special trip to visit it.

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Reviewed 18 March 2014

Near the Padang and near many of the attractions of Singapore this cenotaph can be visited by anyone walking out towards Lavender as well. Ultimately this is a nice enough cenotaph to honour the fallen of World War One and World War Two. There is nothing special about it and these sort of things exist the world over but it... More 

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Reviewed 5 January 2014

I came here for a photo taking session, together with Lim Bo Seng Memorial, Indian National Army Heritage Site and Tan Kim Seng Fountain, this is the best. A few names stated on the walls, supposedly the heros during the World Wars. On the stairs, you have years 1914 to 1918 on on side, 1939 to 1945 on the other... More 

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