War Memorial Park, Singapore
The War Memorial at War Memorial Park is made of four 67m high columns to commemorate the Chinese, Malays, Indians, British, Australians and Others who were killed during the Japanese occupation of Singapore during WWII. The British, Australians, New Zealand and others who surrendered to the Japanese were marched to Changi war prison camp, many died and some sent to work on the Burma Railway. During the Japanese occupation the Chinese population suffered the most, they were sent to termination camp and 50,000 died.
Travel and Transport: MTR : City Hall (NS25/EW13)
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War Memorial Park. and the 61 metres tall memorial, surrounded by pond and comprising of four columns, it is dedicated to the civilians of all races who were victims of World War II.
On 15 February every year, memorial services are held at the park.
The park has a lot of open lawn areas with Melinjau trees lining the walkway leading up to the memorial from the four corners of the park.
It is lit from...7:00 pm to 7:00 am
LOCATION......Bounded by Nicoll Highway, Stamford Road, Beach Road and Bras Basah Road
Known to the locals as 'Chopsticks', this slender structure is the Civilian War Memorial to the civilians of Singapore who lost their lives during the Japanese ccupation of World War II.
Standing at over 60 metres tall, this impressive monument gives you pause for thought - the number of civilians killed during the occupation (1942-45) is not known, but they are remembered here.
This is a memorial for the thousands of civilians killed by the Japanese during the World War II occupation from December, 1942 to September, 1945. There are some ashes buried in the memorial. If you want to see it from a distance, walk underground from the MRT City Hall station, through City Link, towards Suntec City. When you walk on the elevated walkway (follow the signs to Suntec City), you will see the memorial on your left.
If you want to see it from the outside, it is very close to St. Andrew's Cathedral (which I have a separate entry and picture on VT).
The four pillars represents four ethnic communities in Singapore that were tortured and killed.
Like every country who participated in World War 2, Singapore has its own way to commemorate those who have valiantly fought in the war. Being in the Asia-Pacific, Singapore defended its territory from the Japanese. This memorial is erected to remind the people of those who died from the hands of the Japenese invaders.
This park actually reminds me of Washington Memorial. This place also is cool to just chill and walk around with your love ones.