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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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A sober reminder of the sad futility of war

We went to fill in an afternoon. The drive out was, for Singapore quite long, but well worth it. The memorial was most impressive, and to be able to access the register of graves... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2016
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Okehampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

This was part of the well organised Viator "Round the Island" tour, who unfortunately could not also control the weather. To say it was raining cats and dogs halfway through the visit is an understatement of the greatest magnitude. The steps leading up to the memorial is through a well tended cemetery that makes very sober reading of the gravestone... More 

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Reviewed 28 June 2016

We went to fill in an afternoon. The drive out was, for Singapore quite long, but well worth it. The memorial was most impressive, and to be able to access the register of graves at the entrance was an unexpected priviledge. Walking through the manicured grounds and realising that each headstone represented a person whose life had been cut short... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

We went up to the Kranji War memorial at 6am for the WW2 remembrance service. it was a beautiful place to watch the sun rise, and it was amazing to see veterans from so many different nations gathering to honour their soldiers.

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Thank bozWarnock
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

Final resting place of many fallen Commonwealth soldiers who gave their lives in the Second World War. Beautifully maintained and peaceful and so very quiet. A short walk from the Kranji MRT. Look for my great uncle Frank Curnow in the first row as you walk in and pass on my regards as I did myself yesterday.

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Thank Scott B
Metro Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

Here lies the unsung hero of Singapore the brave souls who stood for their country with determination to overcome their own fears for the benefit of all! We salute you !

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Southampton, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Big monument in the centre of town which shows the big sacrifice given by the people of Singapore. Very humbling.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

The Kranji War Memorial is a place that once visited will never be forgotten. I visited the Memorial during my National Service. Least we forget those that made the ultimate sacrifice.

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Bundaberg, Australia
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Reviewed 17 June 2016

It's the peace and serenity that first hits you. There is an explained sense of sadness here but the light that shines through is the beauty and well maintained gardens and lawns. All of the soldiers are shown so much respect and for them to be remembered in such a caring way says so much for Singapore. Well worth the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

Singapore is always hot, so dress accordingly as its all outside in the sun. If you expect to take a taxi, you may find if very difficult to get another taxi back, so I would recommend organising transport there and back. For those with an interest in world war two, its a sobering walk back in time as you really... More 

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Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

A quiet place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. It is a very well-mantained and dignified resting place for those who fought in the war. It was a humbling experience.

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