Lim Bo Seng Memorial - Singapore or JB

Lim Bo Seng Memorial is geographically located at latitude 1° 17' 18" North of the Equator and longitude 103° 51' 11" East of the Prime Meridian on the Map of Singapore. 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. It is by Esplanade Foot Path, near Connaught Drive, near Fullerton Road, near Empress Place, near Esplanade Drive. The following locations related to it are represented by the nearest distances for a beam of light to travel and may not be nearest by road.

Fullerton Hotel is about 0.3km, Swissotel The Stamford is about 0.5km, Marina Mandarin is about 0.6km, Excelsior Hotel is about 0.6km, Fullerton Bay Hotel is about 0.6km. These are places to stay (hotel, service apartment, inn) located near Lim Bo Seng Memorial.

Adelphi is about 0.4km, High Street Centre is about 0.5km, Citylink Mall is about 0.5km, Peninsula is about 0.5km, Funan Digital Life Mall is about 0.5km. These are places to shop (shopping mall, shop houses) located near Lim Bo Seng Memorial.

Stamford Raffles Raffles Statue in Black is about 0.2km, Dalhousie Obelisk is about 0.2km, Cenotaph is about 0.2km, Asian Civilization Museum is about 0.2km, Old Parliament House is about 0.3km. These are places of interest (attraction) located near Lim Bo Seng Memorial.

Lee Kong Chian School of Business is about 0.8km, Moral Childcare Centre is about 0.9km, SMU School of Accountancy is about 0.9km, SMU School of Law is about 0.9km, SMU Administration Building is about 0.9km. These are places of learning (school, college, university) located near Lim Bo Seng Memorial.

Old Merlion Park is about 0.1km, Padang is about 0.2km, Esplanade Park is about 0.3km, Clifford Square is about 0.5km, Crystal Pavilion is about 0.8km. These are parks, playgrounds, open fields or commons located near Lim Bo Seng Memorial.

Esplanade Bridge is about 105 Steps away.

Esplanade Bridge is about 105 Steps away.

Esplanade Park Tunnel is about 130 Steps away.

Anderson Bridge is about 138 Steps away.