Kranji War Memorial

West & Southwest Singapore

The austere white structures and rolling hillside of the Kranji War Memorial contain the WWII graves of thousands of Allied troops. Headstones, many of which are inscribed simply with the words: 'a soldier of the 1939–1945 war', are lined in neat rows across manicured lawns. Walls are etched with the names of over 24,000 men and women who lost their lives in Southeast Asia, and registers are available for inspection.

There is no wheelchair access.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby West & Southwest Singapore attractions

1. Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

2.27 MILES

Sungei Buloh's 202 hectares of mangroves, mudflats, ponds and secondary rainforest are a birdwatcher's paradise, with migratory birds including egrets,…

2. Night Safari

2.35 MILES

Electric trams glide past close to 100 species, including tigers and elephants, with more docile creatures often passing within centimetres of the trams…

3. Singapore Zoo

2.47 MILES

The line between zoo and botanic oasis blurs at this pulse-slowing sweep of spacious, naturalistic enclosures and interactive attractions. Get up close to…

4. River Safari

2.49 MILES

This wildlife park re-creates the habitats of numerous world-famous rivers, including the Yangtze, Mississippi and Congo. While most are underwhelming,…

5. Royal Abu Bakar Museum

2.49 MILES

The marvellous Istana Besar, once the Johor royal family’s principal palace, was flung up in Victorian style by Anglophile sultan Abu Bakar in 1866. It…

6. Chinese Heritage Museum

2.57 MILES

Well-displayed exhibits chronicling the history of Chinese immigrants in this part of the Malay peninsula are the highlight of this three-storey museum…

7. Heritage District

2.63 MILES

Wandering around the characterful heritage area between Jln Ibrahim and Jln Ungku Puan is a high point of any visit to Johor Bahru. Walk past colourful…

8. Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque

2.64 MILES

The stunning whitewashed walls and blue-tiled roof of this Victorian-inspired mosque speak of a mix of architectural influences. Built between 1892 and…