The world has had its share its share of dark ages; days where the sky was filled with the sound of cries and the streets were stained with the blood of men. The World War II marks a stretch of such an era. An era shrouded by darkness whose stories bring about chills even today. But there were many men who stood brave against this darkness; who fought till their very last breadth and rose above the evil that lingered. They saved this world with their own blood and deserve to be honored in every way. Throughout the world there are many such locations that hail the bravery of the many soldiers who fought in the World War II. The place found in Singapore is known as the Kranji War Memorial.
The Kranji War Memorial is indeed a heart tugging cemetery in Singapore. It consists of rows and rows of neatly placed tomb stones in a pure white shade almost symbolizing the sanctity of the many men who took part in the World War II. Throughout the memorial there is a strong ambience of nobility that is created by the many war lords whose bravery and courage are marked by the many tomb stones that stand tall here. Soldiers from nations like India, Sri Lanka, Malaya, Canada, Britain, Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand are all honored here; all martyrs who gave up their own lives for freedom in the bloody World War II.
The Kranji War Memorial consists of a State Cemetery, Memorial Walls and the Military Grave. The Memorial Walls consists of the names of the 25000 soldiers who were killed in the battlefield but whose bodies were never recovered. Every year on the Sunday that falls closest to the 11th of November, a tributary memorial is held known as the Remembrance Sunday. On this day all the Great War heroes of the past are paid tribute. On this day poppies are placed on the graves that stand from the neatly manicured lawns and a two minute silence is observed in the memory of these great men. When you are in Singapore, stay at the Orchard hotel Singapore. This Orchard Road Hotel Singapore has is the finest hotel Singapore calls its own.
Umanga Kahandawaarachchi is a passionate travel writer who writes under the pen name, Maggie Tulliver. Her field of writing covers a wide array of content and articles related to travel and hospitality industry. Google+