CIVILIAN WAR MEMORIAL:

Overview:
Built in memory of the civilians killed and massacred during the Japanese occupation of Singapore during World War II, the Civilian War Memorial sits on serene parkland in the midst of busy city traffic near Singapore's Padang and City Hall.

Construction of the memorial began on April 23. 1966. The memorial was completed in January 1967, at a total construction cost of about S$500,000.

The architect's conception of the four identical pillars each 70m high, represents the shared experiences and unity of the four major races of Singapore - Chinese, Malay, Indian and Eurasian.

On February 15, 1967, the Civilian War Memorial was officially unveiled by then Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, who laid a wreath at the memorial. Every year on February 15 (Total Defence Day in Singapore, representing the 1942 surrender of Singapore to the Japanese), a memorial service is held at the Civilian War Memorial to remember the victims of the war.


Admission:
Free


Location:
War Memorial Park at Beach Road


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References:
Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civilian_War_Memorial