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.

Lim Bo Seng Memorial at Esplanade Park

A Lim Bo Seng Memorial Committee was established to raise funds for the memorial. It was unveiled on Lim Bo Seng’s 10th death anniversary on 29 June 1954, by Commander-in-Chief Far East Land Forces, Lieutenant-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.

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Lim Bo Seng War Memorial was gazetted as a National Monument on 28 December 2010.

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Note: He was buried at MacRitchie Reservoir. His tomb still lies there today. Read more via Lim Bo Seng tomb.

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How to Get to Lim Bo Seng War Memorial Singapore

Location: Esplanade Park, Connaught Drive Singapore 179682
Bus: 75, 100, 107, 130, 131 and 167
Nearest MRT: Raffles Place MRT
Opening Hours: 24 Hours
Admission: FREE

Nearby places to check out:

Text from plaque on site.

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