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Encyclopedia > Kranji
Kranji
English Kranji
Chinese 克兰芝
(Pinyin Kèlánzhī)
Malay Kranji
Tamil கிராஞ்சி

Kranji is a north area located in Singapore, about 22 kilometres (15 miles) of the city centre. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), commonly called Pinyin, is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ... The Malay language, also known locally as Bahasa Melayu, is an Austronesian language spoken by the Malay people who reside in the Malay Peninsula, southern Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, central eastern Sumatra, the Riau islands, parts of the coast of Borneo and even in the Netherlands[1]. It is an... Tamil ( ; IPA ) is a Dravidian language spoken predominantly by Tamils in India and Sri Lanka, with smaller communities of speakers in many other countries. ... km redirects here. ... A mile is a unit of length, usually used to measure distance, in a number of different systems, including Imperial units, United States customary units and Norwegian/Swedish mil. ... The Downtown Core is technically an urban planning area in the city-state of Singapore which surrounds the mouth of the Singapore River, and is part of the Central Area, Singapores central business district. ...

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Etymology

Kranji is named after a local tree, the kranji or keranji (Dialium indicum, Velvet tamarind), which was common in the first half of the nineteenth century but has since rapidly dwindled. The coniferous Coast Redwood, the tallest tree species on earth. ... Binomial name L. Synonyms Dialium cochinchinense Pierre There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...


History

The first Singapore-Kranji railway from Tank Road to Kranji was opened in 1903. In 1909, the Johor State railway was opened and after the completion of the Causeway in 1923, the lines were joined to become the Federated Malay States Railway. 1900 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Johor-Singapore Causeway, as viewed from the Woodlands Checkpoint in Singapore, facing towards Johor Bahru, Malaysia. ... Year 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Federated Malay States (FMS) was a federation of four states on the Malay Peninsula - Pahang, Perak, Selangor, and Negeri Sembilan - established by the British government in 1895, and lasted until 1946, when they together with the Straits Settlements and the Unfederated Malay States formed the Malayan Union. ...


Kranji served as a military camp before the Japanese invasion of Singapore in 1942, and now is the home of the Kranji War Cemetery and Kranji War Memorial, commemorating the 30,000 Commonwealth personnel who died in Singapore, Malaya, Java and Sumatra, during World War II. A military camp or bivouac is a minor, semi-permanent facility for the lodging of an army. ... Combatants Malaya Command: Indian III Corps Australian 8th Div. ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... The Kanji War Cemetery and Kranji Memorial, located in Kranji (Singapore), commemorates Allied soldiers who perished during the Japanese invasion and occupation of Singapore, 1942-1945, and in other parts of South East Asia during World War II. Before 1939 the Kranji area was a military camp and at the... The Kranji War Memorial during the Remembrance Day Ceremony proceedings on 13 November 2005 The Kranji War Memorial (Chinese: 克兰芝阵亡战士纪念碑) is located at 9 Woodlands Road, in Kranji in northern Singapore. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Map of Peninsular Malaysia Peninsular Malaysia (Malay: Semenanjung Malaysia) is the part of Malaysia which lies on the Malay Peninsula, and shares a land border with Thailand in the north. ... Java (Indonesian, Javanese, and Sundanese: Jawa) is an island of Indonesia, and the site of its capital city, Jakarta. ... Sumatra (also spelled Sumatera) is the sixth largest island in the world (approximately 470,000 km²) and is the largest island entirely in Indonesia (two larger islands, Borneo and New Guinea, are partially in Indonesia). ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


It is now an industrial area, with road names such as Kranji Loop and Kranji Way, which were conferred in 1971. 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ...


Highlights

The Singapore Turf Club operates Kranji Racecourse, the only horse racing race course in Singapore. It is located next to the Kranji MRT Station. The Singapore Turf Club was founded in 1842 as the Singapore Sporting Club. ... Horse-racing is an equestrian sporting activity which has been practiced over the centuries; the chariot races of Roman times were an early example, as was the contest of the steeds of the god Odin and the giant Hrungnir in Norse mythology. ... Kranji MRT station (NS7) is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) train station on the North South MRT Line in Singapore. ...


There is also a reservoir in Kranji, known as Kranji Reservoir, formed by the damming of the Kranji River. The Ashokan Reservoir, located in Ulster County, New York, USA. It is one of 19 that supplies New York City with drinking water. ... Kranji Reservoir is a reservoir in the northern part of Singapore, near the Straits of Johor was a former freshwater river that flowed out into the sea that dammed at its mouth to form a freshwater reservoir. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


References

  • Victor R Savage, Brenda S A Yeoh (2003), Toponymics - A Study of Singapore Street Names, Eastern Universities Press, ISBN 981-210-205-1
  • Romen Bose (2006), "Kranji - The Commonwealth War Cemetery and the Politics of the Dead", Marshall Cavendish Editions, ISBN 981-261-275-0

External links

  • Kranji War Cemetery and Singapore Memorial
  • Singapore Turf Club

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Kranji, the war cemetery and memorial in Singapore (931 words)
Kranji War Cemetery is 22 kilometres north of the city of Singapore, on the north side of Singapore Island overlooking the Straits of Johore.
After the fall of the island, the Japanese established a prisoner of war camp at Kranji and eventually a hospital was organised nearby at Woodlands.
The 107 Commonwealth casualties buried in the grave are commemorated on the Singapore Civil Hospital Grave Memorial.
Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Kranji (277 words)
Kranji is an area in Singapore, located about 22 kilometres (15 miles) north of the city centre.
Kranji is named after a local tree, the kranji or keranji (Dialium indicum), which was common in the first half of the nineteenth century but has since rapidly dwindled.
Kranji served as a military camp before the 1939 Japanese invasion, and now is the home of the Kranji War Cemetery and Kranji War Memorial, for the 30,000 British war dead from Singapore, Malaya, Java and Sumatra.
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