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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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Remembering the sacrifices.

A truly awe inspiring memorial to the horrors of the occupation. The grounds are kept immaculate and are outstanding. This is a place of remembrance and as such does not have any... read more

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A truly awe inspiring memorial to the horrors of the occupation. The grounds are kept immaculate and are outstanding. This is a place of remembrance and as such does not have any facilities. it is accessible to the less active but there are steps up to the memorial and a fairly long walk up from the road although taxis can... More 

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a beautiful memorial to the memory of the Singapore nation. The wars make you ask Why Why Why...will we ever learn the lessons.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a very historical sight for Singapore and I have learnt so much here by talking to the locals and also reading up on the internet before coming as I love Singapore's rich history.

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Brisbane, Queensland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am always rendered speechless by Commonwealth War Graves Cemetaries and this one is no different. It is quite a hike to get to (the North South MRT to Kranji, then any bus 2 stops to the left, then turn left then up the road on the right) but it is worth the effort to see the final resting place... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Hi just came back from very very worthwhile visit to cemetery. I was a little concerned at trying to get to it by public transport as it is 22km from city center. .. but it really was so simple . Simply find a bus stop that services bus number 961 tell the driver your going to bus stop oppsite kranji... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Visited twice. Basically a cemetry converted into a war memorial. Gives details of all who laid down their lives and could be identified while defending Singapore in WW II . Special interest for Indians since Indian contingent was the biggest.

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Hyderabad, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is a well known historic site in Singapore. Historic as it has the plaque reminding all tourists of the young brave soldiers from the west and in Asia who fought and laid their lives during the WWII. Many dided and remain unknown. There is a large monument remembering the dead along with the star of the common wealth and... More 

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Johor Bahru District, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

A sobering reminder of how more than just soldiers get caught up in war. The diversity of ethnic groups finding this as their last resting place is a story in itself.A beautifully kept CWGC resting place for those who fought for what we enjoy today,We will remember them.

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Peterhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

My parents visited this site many years ago as my mothers brothers name is on the memorial. Went on a tour of the Battkefields that stopped here and I found the name. An amazing cemetery and memorial and very sad

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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Though a little out of the city it is well worth the visit. WW2 in Asia is often overlooked in history so I'm pleased I went to learn more about it and to pay my respects. The memorial is about a 10-15min walk from the Kanji MRT station, it is well sign posted and Google maps works in the area.... More 

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