Amazing drone footage of Kranji War Memorial gives a stunning view of the place

Different perspective.

By Tanya Ong | July 13, 2017

 

Away from the hustle bustle of the city lies Kranji War Memorial in a calm and quiet setting.

In case you have no idea where that is, here’s its location:

Screenshot from Google Maps.

Kranji War Memorial holds the graves of the men and women from Britain, Australia, Canada, Sri Lanka, India, Malaya, the Netherlands and New Zealand who died in the line of duty during the Second World War. Among those buried there are those who fell during the Battle of Singapore and the Japanese Occupation (1942-1945).

Generally, those who visit the memorial will see views like these from the ground-level:

Source: Wikipedia

 

Source: Visit Singapore

 

But a YouTube called KingAtrium had a brilliant idea of flying a drone over the memorial to capture the aerial view of the memorial in a video. And it is amazing in offering a different perspective to the place.

The video was apparently meant to be an entry for a competition, but KingAtrium didn’t make it on time for the submission.

Here are some breathtaking shots from the footage:

Screenshot from KingAtrium’s YouTube video

 

Screenshot from KingAtrium’s YouTube video 
Screenshot from KingAtrium’s YouTube video 

 

Screenshot from KingAtrium’s YouTube video 

 

Screenshot from KingAtrium’s YouTube video 

 

Screenshot from KingAtrium’s YouTube video 

 

Screenshot from KingAtrium’s YouTube video 
Screenshot from KingAtrium’s YouTube video 

 

Incidentally, the memorial below was deliberately designed to look like an airplane, and has symbolic meanings in its structure.

The columns and rows represent the Army and its organised lines of soldiers. The cover on top of the columns represent the Air Force because they resemble the wings of a plane. The shape that extends upwards was modelled after a submarine’s sail, representing the Navy.

 

Screenshot from KingAtrium’s YouTube video 

 

The video drone footage of Kranji War Memorial certainly captures the beauty and tranquility of the place. 

Here’s KingAtrium’s full video:

 

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Top photo from KingAtrium’s Youtube video.

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About Tanya Ong

Tanya is a keen bean who strives to put the “art” in “articulate”. She also knows pi to the 35th decimal place for absolutely no reason at all.

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