The Civilian War Memorial in Singapore, alternately called the "Memorial to the civilian victims of the Japanese occupation", as the name implies, is a memorial dedicated to the Civilians who lost their lives during the World War II and the occupation. The Civilian War Memorial was built in remembrance of the 50,000 civilians from the 4 ethnic groups killed during World War II. Built in 1964, the 67-metre high landmark is better known to locals as the 'Chopsticks Memorial' with its four tapered columns symbolizing the four main races - Malay, Chinese, Tamil and 'Others' (including Eurasian and European) who lost their lives during the Japanese occupation.

"Founded in memory of the civilians who were brutally massacred by the Japanese forces during World War II, the Civilian War Memorial stands on a calm and tranquil park amidst the din and bustle of the frenzied traffic near the City Hall and Padang. The locals describe the Civilian War Memorial as a structure which resembles 4 huge chopsticks each of them standing tall at 67 meters."
Do not miss this historical monument while you are in Singapore. Your visit to the spot will be homage for the numerous victims killed during the World War II in Singapore

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