After spending his childhood playing among the cemeteries at Kranji War Memorial, Christopher never expected to end up as its caretaker today.
Now, he recognises that his former playground is actually a place of historical significance, and that his job of maintaining the 24,000 graves of Commonwealth soldiers — who made the ultimate sacrifice for Singapore — is an honourable one.
Stay tuned for the rest of the series as we learn about the different aspects of Culture, Cemeteries, and Urban Planning.
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