Wednesday, January 7, 2009

where in s'pore is this archway?

this is the entrance to a quiet and serene place. a place where men and women work quietly, tending to the manicured lawn and the many flowering and non-flowering plants. a place where the only noise seems to come from the birds which like to think they own the place. i saw spotted doves, orioles, parakeets and of course, the javan mynahs, the most common resident birds in singapore.

yes, it is the kranji war memorial. i wanted to wait for someone to identify the place correctly before posting the other pictures.

there is more information on this place to be found at this website

i was surprised to learn from this website that our country's first two presidents were buried at kranji. in all my previous visits to kranji, i had only seen one tomb - that of president benjamin sheares. today, i found out where the other tomb - belonging to encik yusof bin ishak, singapore's first president - was. it was at another far corner of the big field.


Icemoon said...

Kranji War Cemetery!!

yg said...

icemoon, spot on! thks for providing me the chance to post the other pics.

Lam Chun See said...
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Lam Chun See said...

Would you believe, I have never been to this place. Drove by it countless times.

yg said...

chun see, this place gets more foreign visitors than locals. the place is very well looked after.