The Lim Bo Seng Memorial is one of the three Esplanade Park Memorials gazetted as a National Monument. It was erected to commemorate Lim Bo Seng, a member of the underground resistance section of Force 136, who was brutally tortured to death in Batu Gajah Prison by the Japanese Intelligence during the Second World War.
A Lim Bo Seng Memorial Committee was established to raise funds for the memorial. It was unveiled on Lim Bo Seng’s 10th death anniverary on 29 June 1954, by Commander-in-Chief Far East Land Forces, Lietenant-General Charles Loewen. Local architect Ng Keng Siang designed the memorial, and Commissioner General for Southeast Asia, Malcolm MacDonald, laid the foundation stone on 3 November 1953.
Lim Bo Seng War Memorial was gazetted as a National Monument on 28 December 2010.
Note: He was buried at MacRitchie Reservoir. His tomb still lies there today. Read more via Lim Bo Seng tomb.
How to Get to Lim Bo Seng War Memorial Singapore
Location: Esplanade Park, Connaught Drive Singapore 179682
By Bus: 75, 100, 107, 130, 131 and 167
Parking: Not available
Nearest MRT: Raffles Place MRT
Opening Hours: 24 Hours
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Text from plaque on site.