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A Special Place in Singapore: Kranji War Memorial
A Special Place in Singapore: Kranji War Memorial
A Special Place in Singapore: Kranji War Memorial
A Special Place in Singapore: Kranji War Memorial
A Special Place in Singapore: Kranji War Memorial
A Special Place in Singapore: Kranji War Memorial
A Special Place in Singapore: Kranji War Memorial
A Special Place in Singapore: Kranji War Memorial
A Special Place in Singapore: Kranji War Memorial
A Special Place in Singapore: Kranji War Memorial
A Special Place in Singapore: Kranji War Memorial
A Special Place in Singapore: Kranji War Memorial
A Special Place in Singapore: Kranji War Memorial
A Special Place in Singapore: Kranji War Memorial
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A Special Place in Singapore: Kranji War Memorial

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  • 1. Photos taken for NTU module COM 244:Photojournalism A Special Place: Architecture of Singapore
  • 2. Entrance of Kranji War Memorial Park
  • 3. Kranji War Memorial / 克兰芝阵亡战士公坟 / Tanah Perkuburan Perang Kranji Dedicated to the men and women from United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, SriLanka, India, Malaya, the Netherlands and New Zealand who died defending Singapore and Malaya against the invading Japanese forces during World War II, it comprises the War Graves, the Memorial Walls, the State Cemetery, and the Military Graves. Kranji War Memorial Cross
  • 4. The War Cemetery is the final resting place for 4,458 alliedservicemen in marked graves laid out in rows on maintained and manicured lawns. Over 850 of these graves are unidentified.
  • 5. The War Memorial represents the three branches of the military - the Air Force, Army and Navy. The columns represent the Army, which marches in columns, the coverover the columns is shaped after of the wings of a plane, representing the Air Force, and the shape at the top resembles the periscope of a submarine, representing the Navy.
  • 6. The Memorials walls inscribe over 24,000 names of allied servicemen whose bodies were never found.
  • 7. The grounds are immaculately maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
  • 8. One of the gardeners watering the plants in front of the tombs.
  • 9. One of the gardeners watering the plants in front of the tombs.
  • 10. The grounds of the memorial is set on a hilly terrain with views around the largely undeveloped landscape, although signs of urbanity are clearly visible further afield.
  • 11. Photos taken by Khoo Fang Xuan, 2011.All rights reserved. Photo caption taken from Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kranji_War_MemorialFor more pictures of the Memorial by others, refer to - http://www.pbase.com/kepha/kranji/

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