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Kranji War Memorial

This monument is dedicated to the 24,000 allied servicemen and women from United Kingdom, Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and New Zealand who died defending Singapore and Malaysia (then Malaya) against the invading Japanese forces during World War II. Some 4000 graves are to be seen, many nameless. Others are commemorated on the walls of the monument. Many of the martyrs were barely out of their teens. The graves are on the gradual slope and today, from the top, the skyline of Singapore as well as nearby Johor Bahru in Malaysia can be easily seen. 


Additionally Yusof Ishak, the first President of Singapore and Benjamin Sheares, the second President of Singapore are buried here. Clouds were rolling in rapidly by the time I was done with my visit. I purposefully adopted a low horizon and included more of the skies and clouds. 

Kranji War Memorial

This monument is dedicated to the 24,000 allied servicemen and women from United Kingdom, Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and New Zealand who died defending Singapore and Malaysia (then Malaya) against the invading Japanese forces during World War II. Some 4000 graves are to be seen, many nameless. Others are commemorated on the walls of the monument. Many of the martyrs were barely out of their teens. The graves are on the gradual slope and today, from the top, the skyline of Singapore as well as nearby Johor Bahru in Malaysia can be easily seen. 


Additionally Yusof Ishak, the first President of Singapore and Benjamin Sheares, the second President of Singapore are buried here. Clouds were rolling in rapidly by the time I was done with my visit. I purposefully adopted a low horizon and included more of the skies and clouds. 

comments (5)

  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 17 Sep 2010, 06:56
Impressive !
Always a bit sad when I see pictures like that.
Ayush Basu: I agree Sidney, and thanks for stopping bye smile
These memorials are quite impressive!
Ayush Basu: Cheers, mate. I thought so too.
  • Scotia
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Sep 2010, 20:49
Lovely image and stand out sky very impressive well done.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Sep 2010, 08:39
I like your POV on this memorial, Ayush. And the sky...it seems so appropriate!
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 6 Jan 2011, 00:01
Welcome to SC Ayush and i am very happy that you visited my site recently.....i like the composition of this photo of the War Memorial.....i hope that we will see much more of your fine works in the near future.....thank you for your visit today
I have browsed thought your archive and i like what i see......petersmile
Ayush Basu: Thank you for your kind comments, I enjoyed going through your images too! Will follow more of your work

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