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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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Reviewed 22 August 2016

It is a green and neat cemetery at the top of a medium hill. It would be a good place for visitors interested in history and also for everyone who needs silence and quietness! When I was there, I felt depressed because of many persons...More

Thank Maryam A
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

It's a bit of a hike to get to from the station but is well worth the visit so beautiful.. Beautifully maintained gardens in front of their graves. They over look a stunning view..

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We visited the war memorial a few times. Well kept and quiet. Great for photography. We rarely run into any visitors. The War Memorial is mainly for the allies soldiers died during the WWII in Singapore. That part of the history is not often on...More

Thank Warren H
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Was last here as a 5 year old so it was a return visit, during a memories tour with our fabulous guide Anna Ong. Could't replicate a childhood photo due to renovations but still a peaceful place, worth visiting to appreciate the amount of graves...More

Thank Kathryn M
Reviewed 10 August 2016

This memorial is in the middle of a large park that is difficult to get to. However, the design of the memorial is good and allows for contemplation. The 4 structures symbolize the 4 ethnic groups in Singapore who were occupied by the Japanese. It...More

Thank davidbViennaVA
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Found it difficult to get there but eventually resorted to a taxi but S $20 for a 30 min drive is very cheap. Unbelievable the number of lives lost and even more incredible was the number of unknown soldiers which I guess the families would...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2016

good as a day time activity for an hour or two, a few interesting things and is just like any other war memorial

Thank robbielampard
Reviewed 2 August 2016

The Kranji War Cemetery is north of Singapore City and can reached by MRT and bus or by a 45 min taxi ride. It is a strangely quite place that sits on a hill over looking the straits of Johore. This is an immaculate and...More

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Good place to visit... very well maintained... good to photograph the place... not d usual crowded place.. calm n serene.. but it's quite far.. MRT easy n cheap way to go.

Thank tomalbhattacharjee
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Went on a Tour East Tour but you could get there by train, bus etc. Beautifully kept cemetery and very peaceful location. There is a book in a small alcove to find the location of someone's grave. Reminded me of my grandad's wargrave in France....More

Thank Pomeozzy2
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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
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Liam M
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
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Lorna H
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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
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