DoesThatHelp

When you just don't know what to do with that stuff

The Civilian War Memorial

leave a comment »

Located within War Memorial Park, in Singapore’s CBD, the Civilian War Memorial is dedicated to the civilian victims of the Japanese occupation during World War II. The actual number of civilian casualties vary depending on agency, but amount to, at a minimum, 25,000.

In March 1963, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew began plans for the memorial by setting aside area for the memorial to be erected. The memorial was completed in 1967.

According to the National Parks website: “the park is characterised by open lawn areas with Gnetum gnemon (Melinjau) trees lining the walkway leading up to the memorial from the four corners of the park.”

The four points of the memorial represent the main ethnic groups that call Singapore home.

The four points of the memorial represent the main ethnic groups that call Singapore home.

Advertisements

Written by Paulo Loreto

January 1, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: