The Singapore Memorial stands within Kranji War Cemetery. The cemetery is known locally as the ‘Kranji Memorial’. It is best to be sure of the address before boarding a taxi as many drivers do not know the cemetery. It is open every day, from 08:00 to 18:30.
Please bear the following in mind when considering visiting this cemetery:
- It is important to check the weather forecast, as the site is in an exposed location.
- Access is via flights of steps
- Wild boar may occasionally gain access. For safety advice, please refer to the Singapore Government’s web site.
- There may be snakes present. Please take appropriate precautions.
The Memorial stands in Kranji War Cemetery. 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 many 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.
Kranji War Cemetery, in which the memorial is located, 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.
There is a large parking area.
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other featured cemeteries & memorials
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