Flowers forbidden, graves bare and the silence broken only by the sound of insects and chirping of birds. Here lies the final ... More
Kranji War Cemetery
Flowers forbidden, graves bare and the silence broken only by the sound of insects and chirping of birds. Here lies the final resting place for thousands of Allied soldiers who perished in South-east Asia during the second World War. Rows upon rows of graves blanket the hill, some identified only as 'known unto God'. Above the Kranji War Cemetery is the memorial that records the names of more than 20,000 of these soldiers who died on the line of duty. The first two presidents of the Republic, Yusof bin Ishak and Dr Benjamin Henry Sheares, are also laid to rest here.
Standing tall at 10 metres in Esplanade Park is the Cenotaph. Made from smooth granite with the words "Our Glorious
Dead" prominently engraved on its surface, the Cenotaph was erected in memory of 124 Singaporean men who gave up ...
1905 saw the construction of Singapore's second synagogue for the growing Jewish community. It had been commissioned by Sir Reuben
Manasseh Meyer, who was a Jewish businessman and Singapore's Municipal Commissioner from 1893 to 1900. The design of the ...
Ever wondered about life as a World War II soldier? Find out at Singapore's only monument to British fortifications. A
complex of bunkers, cannons and underground passages, the preserved Fort Siloso relives the days when it once guarded Singapore ...