Lim Bo Seng Memorial is dedicated to WW2 hero Lim Bo Seng, a former student of Raffles Institution and Hong Kong University. Major General Lim Boh Seng had taken such an active part in anti-Japanese activities that the authorities had considered banishing him. At the Governors request he formed a Chinese liaison committee for civil defence and this committee proved to be the only body capable of recruiting labour during the Japanese bombardment of Singapore. Lim Bo Seng (Lim Boh Seng) escaped to India just before the fall of Singapore and worked recruiting members for the underground movement in Malaya. In 1943 he returned to Perak to join the guerillas but was caught by the Japanese was put in the Ipoh Prison at Batu Gajah and here he was unmercilessly tortured. The Japanese wanted the names of the Malaysian Communist Party (M.C.P.) members and the whereabouts of their hideouts. Finally, on 29th June 1944, he succumbed under the immense suffering and passed away and was buried in a shallow grave in the jungle near the prison. At the end of the war his body was exumed and he was given a proper burial in Singapore after a state funeral. The Nationalist Government in China accorded to him a posthumous rank of Major-General and a grand funeral procession was held on 13th January 1946. His grave is situated at MacRitchie Reservoir. On the 10th Anniversary of his death, in 1954, a memorial was unveiled at the Esplanade to commemorate him. Lim Bo Seng Memorial is near Connaught Drive; is near Empress Place; is near Esplanade Drive; is near Fullerton Road; is near Esplanade Foot Path; is near Boat Quay; is near Parliament Place; is near Saint Andrew's Road; Lim Bo Seng Memorial is geographically located at latitude(1.2885 degrees) 1° 17' 18" North of the Equator and longitude (103.8532 degrees) 103° 51' 11" East of the Prime Meridian on the Map of Singapore or JB.
The locations related to Lim Bo Seng Memorial are represented by the shortest path a radio wave would travel and may not be nearest by road. For example, Lim Bo Seng Memorial is located 105 metres from Esplanade Bridge. Lim Bo Seng Memorial is located 127 metres from Old Merlion Park. Lim Bo Seng Memorial is located 130 metres from Esplanade Park Tunnel. Lim Bo Seng Memorial is located 136 metres from Anderson Bridge. Lim Bo Seng Memorial is located 145 metres from Singapore Cricket Club.
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|Esplanade Bridge is located 0.1 Kilometres away from Lim Bo Seng Memorial. Esplanade Bridge - 2 Photo(s) Featured.|
|Esplanade Park Tunnel is located 0.1 Kilometres away from Lim Bo Seng Memorial. Esplanade Park Tunnel - 1 Photo(s) Featured.|
|Anderson Bridge is located 0.1 Kilometres away from Lim Bo Seng Memorial. Anderson Bridge - 4 Photo(s) Featured.|
Fullerton Hotel 0.3km, Swissotel The Stamford 0.5km, Marina Mandarin 0.6km, are places to stay (hotel, service apartment, inn) located near Lim Bo Seng Memorial.
Adelphi 0.4km, High Street Centre 0.5km, Citylink Mall 0.5km, are places to shop (shopping mall, shop houses) located near Lim Bo Seng Memorial.
Stamford Raffles Raffles Statue in Black 0.2km, Dalhousie Obelisk 0.2km, Cenotaph 0.2km, are places of interest (attraction) located near Lim Bo Seng Memorial.
Lee Kong Chian School of Business 0.8km, Moral Childcare Centre 0.9km, SMU School of Accountancy 0.9km, are places of learning (school, college, university) located near Lim Bo Seng Memorial.
Old Merlion Park 0.1km, Padang 0.2km, Esplanade Park 0.3km, are parks, playgrounds, open fields or commons located near Lim Bo Seng Memorial.
Lim Bo Seng Memorial
Lim Bo Seng Memorial
Esplanade is about 0.3 km away.
Fullerton Hotel is about 0.3 km away.
Sir Stamford Raffles Landing Spot is about 0.3 km away.
The National Art Gallery of Singapore is about 0.3 km away.
City Hall is about 0.3 km away.
Esplanade Park is about 0.3 km away.