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Address: 9 Woodlands Road, Singapore 738656, Singapore

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The Commonwealth War Graves Commission's Kranji War...

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.

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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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We paid our respects to the memory of those who lost their lives in WWII at the hands of the Japanese. It is a beautiful location, nestling on the side of a hill, wonderfully... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We paid our respects to the memory of those who lost their lives in WWII at the hands of the Japanese. It is a beautiful location, nestling on the side of a hill, wonderfully maintained and the 4,500 who lay here can rest in peace. There is a memorial to the 24,000 missing who have no known grave. It is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you want to pay your respects to those who died in the war this is one of the places to go. I found it really sad that there were over 800 headstones for unknown soldiers. It would take a very long time to walk round all the headstones. It's a beautiful memorial though.

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Louth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well laid out, signed, and numbered...as all CWGC. cemeteries. Called to find a friend's father, no grave, just a name engraved on a tablet...found it easily. A beautiful place, in perfect condition, and a sobering experience, as are the other CWGC cemeteries we've visited.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A solemn place to remember the lives that were sacrificed in defending Singapore. The monument is dedicated to soldiers who lost their lives in the 2 world wars in and near Singapore. Interesting to find a huge number of Indian soldiers buried there. The involvement of the Indian Army in the world war is usually forgotten by most people. Place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here many times for work and holiday and I must say it is a place to reflect and think about what happened on the battlefront here in Singapore. Its nice to see a memorial to those who lost their lives in a country far from home. Brits , Aussies , Indians ,Singaporeans ,all lost their lives here.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled by MRT out to Kranji station and this was followed by a 20 minute walk to the Memorial itself. It was very easy to find our way there and back to the station and we had a walk round the immaculately kept Memorials. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission do a brilliant job in keeping this area pristine.

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is well worth a visit if your interested in the history of Singapore and the decline of the British Empire. Those that survived and are not buried here suffered the long march and eventually the torturous work on the Burma railway. I found it deeply moving

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a very impressive sight so well kept and very serene. It was amzing how many graves that were there. I felt sad when you read the gravestones and saw how many gave their lives at such a young age. Thank you for that!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not sure this is so easy to get to by public transportation but definitely worth the effort to borrow or hire a car and visit, and just pay for the taxi to wait for you a half hour while you're there. Very beautiful and thoughtfully laid out historical site with signages so you are get a good introduction to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place offers a poignant yet beautiful commemoration to the war dead. Very serene and contemplative atmosphere. To better experience the nature of the memorial, my advice is to read a little on some of the heroes of the war here in Singapore and the stories connected with them. Please note that is NOT a good place during wet weather.... More 

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