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Civilian War Memorial

Marina Bay
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Address: War Memorial Park | Bounded by Nicoll Highway, Stamford Road, Beach Road, And Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189562, Singapore

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Pay your respects.

As a war memorial it's not outstanding but if you are close then take a look and pay respects to history.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a war memorial it's not outstanding but if you are close then take a look and pay respects to history.

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Wilton, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were walking toward Raffles from St Andrews Cathedral when we encountered the tops of the memorial looming nearby. We stopped and went to investigate this starkly humble set of four pillars with an urn in the middle. Each side features the memorial information in a different language. The site remembers the humanity lost during the WWII occupation of Singapore.... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing really to look at - very basic with limited information. On the plus side nice quiet place to stop to get your bearings.

1 Thank Dnaray
Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Its a very averagely designed memorial. Doesn't really awe you! It may be a symbol for a traumatic time but design wise and as a tourist-attraction, it doesn't provide anything.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Locally it's called the 4 chopsticks, but that title betrays the significance of this monument. The four pillars, each 70 metres tall, represent the 4 major ethnic groups which make up the Singaporean population: Chinese, EurAsian, Indian and Malay, who suffered terribly during the WW2 Japanese occupation of Singapore. We all know how badly the captured British and Australian POWs... More 

1 Thank PANTHER029
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

a great memorial to a traumatic time in this lovely countries history. well worth a look to honour the victims

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

While this might not take a huge amount of time to visit, it is still a rather sobering place namely because it recognises the civilians who lost their lives during the Japanese occupation of Singapore. Initially I expected to be dedicated to the military, however upon realising my mistake came to an understanding of the nature, and the trauma, of... More 

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Brookfield, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Based on our guide Joan, Singapore really looks out for all of its citizens, specifically all of its racial groups. The design of this memorial representing four main groups all coming together at its base exemplifies this. Simple, but with a great message!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This is a war memorial to commend the dead during World War Two. It's like a small park where this monument is located right the the centre of the park. Good for photo taking but take only about 20-30 minutes to finish.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

The memorial is quite visible while you are travelling in you car / taxi. It is in the vicinity of the bay area and the old high court building. But I did not see any tourist guide or even the folks at the hotel try and promote it as a tourist attraction. A rather unimpressive structure, it has quite a... More 

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