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Another Japanese landmark from the Japanese Occupation era which no longer exists today is the Chureito.  This Japanese war memorial was built on the summit of Bukit Batok hill.  It honoured the Japanese soldiers who had fought and died during the Japanese invasion of Singapore in 1942.

The memorial resembled a tall obelisk and could be seen from a distance.  Interestingly, the Japanese allowed the British forces to build a smaller memorial of their own (a cross) near the Chureito.  Both memorials were later demolished.  However, the broad staircase leading to the memorial can still be seen.  Students interested in Japanese Occupation history may want to visit the Japanese Cemetery Park in Chuan Hoe Avenue off Yio Chu Kang Road.

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14 June, 2010 at 1:00 pm

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