Nevertheless that this is a sign of tragedy there are a lot of people sitting around. Thats a very calm place to sit, read, listen to music, do a pitstop.
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A bueatiful tribute to all those who lost their lives during World War 2 from 1942-1945. Also the families who suffered doing the war.
An interesting memorial to the Civilians that lost their lives during a terrible time in Singapore History. It is great that the Chinese Chamber Of Commerce, The Singapore Government & People decided to raise funds for this Memorial. May be better to have a night...More
We were walking toward Raffles from St Andrews Cathedral when we encountered the tops of the memorial looming nearby. We stopped and went to investigate this starkly humble set of four pillars with an urn in the middle. Each side features the memorial information in...More
Nothing really to look at - very basic with limited information. On the plus side nice quiet place to stop to get your bearings.
Its a very averagely designed memorial. Doesn't really awe you! It may be a symbol for a traumatic time but design wise and as a tourist-attraction, it doesn't provide anything.
Locally it's called the 4 chopsticks, but that title betrays the significance of this monument. The four pillars, each 70 metres tall, represent the 4 major ethnic groups which make up the Singaporean population: Chinese, EurAsian, Indian and Malay, who suffered terribly during the WW2...More
While this might not take a huge amount of time to visit, it is still a rather sobering place namely because it recognises the civilians who lost their lives during the Japanese occupation of Singapore. Initially I expected to be dedicated to the military, however...More