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Civilian War Memorial at War Memorial Park

About the memorial

The Civilian War Memorial, also referred to as "The Chopsticks", was built to honour civilians killed during the Japanese Occupation.

The four pillars of the memorial, standing at 61m, symbolise the Chinese, Malays, Indians and Eurasians who died in the war. The pillars are joined at the base to signify unity of all races.

A memorial service is held here every year on 15 February (Total Defence Day) to commemorate the anniversary of the fall of Singapore to the Japanese in 1942 and the people killed during the occupation.