War Memorial Park

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war memorial park 01This Civilian War Memorial is located in War Memorial Park, the open space between City Hall MRT and One Raffles Link.

war memorial park 02The Memorial is dedicated to all those who perished during 2nd World War, Japanese Occupation of Singapore from 1942 to 1945.

war memorial park 03The four vertical of 70 meters high pillars, symbolic the share experience of the Chinese, Malays, Indians and other races.

war memorial park 04The remains of unknown victims are interred beneath the monument.

war memorial park 05Today is the National Day of Singapore, we shall let this Memorial to act as a reminder, to cherish and treasure every blossom in this peaceful century.

28 thoughts on “War Memorial Park

    adinparadise said:
    August 9, 2013 at 1:24 am

    Fabulous photos of a very moving and meaningful memorial, Sydney.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      August 9, 2013 at 2:00 pm

      Thank you, I prefer this way to celebrate National day than fire works! :)

    Gretchen Del Rio said:
    August 9, 2013 at 2:48 am

    Beautiful memorial

      Sydney Fong responded:
      August 9, 2013 at 2:01 pm

      Thank you, they are the great man! :)

    tchistorygal said:
    August 9, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Hi Sydney! I’ve missed you. How is your business going? You’ve got some beautiful pictures here, as you always have! Have a wonderful day! :)

      Sydney Fong responded:
      August 9, 2013 at 1:25 pm

      Hi! My dear Marsha, Sydney is very tie up lately. I don’t blog everyday now, so much things to start up a new office! In fact, this is my 3rd office I set up, the past 2 didint turn up well! :(
      But is okay to me, I always look out a door suitable for me!
      How are you lately? You must be the same usual sweet and optimistic woman! :)

        tchistorygal said:
        August 10, 2013 at 1:01 am

        Hi dear Sydney, I hope things go well with office #3. We have a saying, “Third time’s a charm.” So best wishes on this new office. I’m busy with California Council for the Social Studies right now. I’m working with our new secretary, getting the website updated, and getting our social media active. Going to try to write a book, too, and keep up two blogs and other social media. Whew! Glad I retired. :) Lots of love, M

        Sydney Fong responded:
        September 1, 2013 at 9:56 pm

        Hi Marsha! Sorry for the long waiting catch up! I have been quite tie up with my new job and machine.
        Sydney heard you were writing a book and life fill up with many activities. I am so glad to hear that! That is double joy to have meaningful life in the Golden age!
        I hope I can do that like you in the future.
        Meanwhile you have to forgive my absent in WordPress as my task have been shifted. But I assure you it won’t be far from Addgrainonearth!
        You take care and stay tune! :)

        tchistorygal said:
        September 2, 2013 at 9:14 am

        Oh Sydney I was just thinking about you, not expecting to hear from you because I know you’ve been busy! I have been, busy, too, but I assure you, never too busy to answer my favorite Sydney’s comment. Just too busy to get out and surf the blogs as much as I’d like. :) I’m sure we will keep in touch. :)

        Sydney Fong responded:
        September 3, 2013 at 1:10 pm

        Don’t forget our coconut tree! ;)

        tchistorygal said:
        September 3, 2013 at 2:19 pm

        I almost mentioned it in my last comment! :)

        Sydney Fong responded:
        September 3, 2013 at 3:30 pm

        Sorry, need to upgrade my memory! ;)

        tchistorygal said:
        September 6, 2013 at 12:53 pm

        I’m sorry, Sydney! Upgrade and call me in the morning. :)

    Victor Ho said:
    August 10, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Sydney
    Moving pictures and thoughts. You can get around not blogging each day by scheduling your posts in advance. I do a few at a time when pictures accumulate. In the add post page, go to publish; it will let you pick date and time. I’m enjoying your posts.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      September 1, 2013 at 9:59 pm

      Hey, Victor, thanks for the tips! Okay, I should try to do that, thanks once again! :)

    Ajaytao2010 said:
    August 16, 2013 at 12:37 am

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      Sydney Fong responded:
      September 1, 2013 at 10:03 pm

      Thank you, Ajaytao! :)

        Ajaytao2010 said:
        September 1, 2013 at 10:05 pm

        thank you Sydney :) :)

    melanie said:
    August 18, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    Ni hao ma, Mr Fong! :-) Xié-xié for dropping by the New Playground, my very best and have a formidable week! Cheers, Mélanie

      Sydney Fong responded:
      September 1, 2013 at 10:05 pm

      Wo Hen Hao! xie xie, Melanie! :)

    The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap said:
    August 20, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Lovely photos, Sydney. When I read the caption, “…those who perished…” it makes me want to cry. So many lives should never be forgotten, not just here bur for all wars fought. Blessings, Paulette

      Sydney Fong responded:
      September 1, 2013 at 10:08 pm

      Yes! For those who lives in the present day, we must be able to feel and cherish every single minute and moment that the past trying to urge for!

    bert0001 said:
    August 20, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Great pictures, love the perspective!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      September 1, 2013 at 10:09 pm

      Thanks, Bert! Cheers! :)

    Julia said:
    September 1, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Hi Sydney, I really enjoyed this post; I learn so much about history from your site. You can count me in with all the others who love your blog. I hope that things go well with your new location and I look forward to more posts from you. I totally understand about being tied up with other things, we have been in a similar situation too. Your fans will be ready and waiting for you when you return!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      September 1, 2013 at 10:23 pm

      Thanks, Julia! You are such a heart warming and understanding woman! I promise I’ll be back as soon as I settle my new location.
      To share with you my little “enlightenment” lately! I realize no matter where I go, there is always a earth green land calling in me!
      The more I get in touch with technology , the more I search frequently into myself!
      This is a good news to me, this show that I won’t be losing myself in this rapidly fast space society!
      Everyone needs that sound, do you agree? :)

        Julia said:
        September 3, 2013 at 2:21 am

        YES, I agree totally!! In fact, that very balance may be the biggest challenge facing people in today’s world. In graduate school nearly 20 years ago, my professors taught me that we MUST take care to make technology our servant and not our master. I have never forgotten that advice, and I have learned to welcome those times when our minds are telling us it is time to UNPLUG and take a walk or spend some time in quiet contemplation. Good luck with your move!

        Sydney Fong responded:
        September 3, 2013 at 1:08 pm

        There is a small wood nearby my office, can’t access but if you passby you would be able to hear cicada singing and the wind whispering within.
        This is what I call a green land in me.
        Eventhought I’m in concrete jungle, I’m always finetuning the frequency to match the color of green.
        You are right, to UNPLUG, to take a walk and contemplation. Feel the breeze of Autumn.
        Feel the breeze from Julia… :)

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