Design

Both Singapore Memorial and Kranji War Cemetery were designed by Colin St Clair Oakes. Similar to the other architects working for the Commission in Asia, his work shows modernism.

 

The 12 columns of the memorial support a flat roof through which towers a single pylon. At the foot is the inscription ‘who gave their lives in Malaya and the neighbouring lands and seas’.

Architects and Designers

Colin St Clair Oakes

‚ÄčThe architect designed cemeteries and memorials in Asia including Kranji War Cemetery and Singapore Memorial (also known as Kranji War Memorial) in Singapore and Sai Wan War Cemetery and Memorial in Hong Kong. He became an Associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1931.