Civilian War Memorial
Civilian War Memorial
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Neighbourhood: Marina Bay
More of a mini city than a neighbourhood in the traditional sense, the iconic Marina Bay aims to dazzle and entertain visitors of all kinds. This is the Singapore found in glossy brochures, featuring a world-class hotel, casino, shops, restaurants, bars, and other attractions all geared towards pure entertainment. The SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands provides a stunning view of the city, a must-see photo opportunity for visitors and locals alike. The ArtScience Museum always has a top-quality exhibition, and Gardens by the Bay is a fascinating manifestation of the government’s vision of Singapore as a “city in a garden”. Enticing Marina Bay is well worth a visit.

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DipuKV
Pune, India2,884 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Called Four Chopsticks by the locals, the Civilian War Memorial, located at the intersection of Brah Basah Road and Beach Road, is a landmark in the area. Lends grace and aesthetics.
Written 11 March 2023
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kim buay p
Singapore, Singapore12,824 contributions
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Oct 2021
The War Memorial Park is surrounded by iconic buildings such as Raffles Hotel, Raffles City, South Beach etc. It provides a green and calm respite from the busy city life. The walkways to the Civilian War Memorial are lined with the Belinjau trees as its conical shape complements the structure of the memorial.
Another feature seen here are the remains of the Stamford Bridge.
Stamford Canal is now a covered culvert lying parallel to Stamford Road. Long ago, water from this canal would overflow during high tide. Stamford Bridge was first permanent bridge constructed over Stamford Canal in 1956. Today the canal is covered and turned into a walkway and the bridges were demolished.
The remains of Stamford Bridge are two structures which were used to mark its piers. These structures resemble small walls of chiselled stone with a height of about 1 metre. On each wall is a single black metal plate with the words:
“1956 Stamford Bridge”.
Written 28 October 2021
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JackyTanSG
Singapore, Singapore2,703 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Solo
This is a solemn place to remember the terrible consequences of war. It is where we pay our respect to the innocent lives that were killed as the result of the war and Japanese Occupation.
Written 2 October 2020
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Explorer T
Singapore, Singapore268 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
A memorial for civilians who died during WWII in Singapore.
Peaceful park with fountains and it is located in the midst of shopping malls, museums and very near Esplanade/City Hall mrt.
Written 13 March 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,85,037 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This memorial is a monument to the civilians who died during the Japanese occupation in the Second World War. The monument consists of 4 identical columns placed together in a square. Each column is slightly triangular in shape, so when viewed from far away enough, the 4 columns appear as a single structure and the appearance of an obelisk. At the centre of the monument is a single urn, representing the ashes of the civilians who died. Around the monument are words written in all the major languages of Singapore as a poignant reminder of the unity of Singapore.
Written 9 March 2020
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL21,773 contributions
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Feb 2020 • Couples
Singapore has so many great parks and this is another one next to the Padang and close to St Andrew’s Cathedral. We walked past it a couple of times. The center of the park is the memorial to those who preserved through the Japanese occupation. It is an interesting vertical white monument that sometimes get lost in the white skyscrapers that surround it. You can’t miss it if you are anywhere between Marina Bay and the colonial historic district. It is particularly noticeable at night when lit up.
Written 21 February 2020
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David D
Devon, UK24,920 contributions
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Oct 2019 • Couples
Friday 25th October and we visited the War Memorial Park which is situated along Beach Road.

At the centre of the Park is the Civilian War Memorial commemorating those civilians who died in Singapore during World War II.

The 4 pillars, which stand 65 metres tall are built over a burial chamber that contains the exhumed remains that were found in mass graves.

Some people call the structure the chopsticks, nevertheless it proudly stands among the high towers of Singapore's skyline

Saint Andrew's Cathedral and Esplanade Park are nearby, many places of interest in the area.
Written 25 October 2019
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Chrisinkingwood2
Houston, TX5,602 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
When we left Raffle's Hotel we tried to see the monument but could only do so from a distance as they had it all roped off for the F1 race the following week. From what we could see it is a fitting memorial to those who served and died in WWII.
Written 27 September 2019
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA15,056 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Erected to commemorate the deaths of the 25,000 to 50,000 thousand civilians who died during the Japanese occupation during WWII.

Locally known as The Four Chop Sticks.
Written 16 May 2019
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SharonJT67
Durham, UK6,968 contributions
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May 2019 • Couples
A beautiful memorial to the innocent citizens who lost their lives to the Japanese during their occupation of Singapore, known locally as the 4 chopsticks, a very fitting tribute, simple, understated but beautifully maintained, ‘lest we forget’.
Written 1 May 2019
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