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Changi Chapel and Museum

Address: 1000 Upper Changi Rd N, Singapore 507707, Singapore
Phone Number: 65 6214 2451
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Changi WWII War Trail and Museum Tour
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Ranked #13 of 323 Attractions in Singapore
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: This museum honors POWs who endured the Japanese occupation of...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This museum honors POWs who endured the Japanese occupation of Singapore in World War II. Their stories are told with an impressive collection of personal artifacts and news coverage. A British internee returned to the museum decades after the war to recreate the murals he’d painted on the walls of the original chapel – a moving insight into how those held prisoner found hope and comfort in any way possible.
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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
25 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

this museum shows the strength of the human spirit. Very thought provoking. A way out of town, but easy to get to. Take the East West (green) MRT line to Tanah Merah. Then directly outside the station take a number 2 bus. Make sure you press the bell for the driver to stop at the museum. He knew a few... More 

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glenthompson
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I must admit to being initially a little underwhelmed with the museum - it was not quite what I expected. Although the museum delivered a very powerful message and it was very moving it didn't have the 'atmosphere' that I expected. Maybe I was just expecting something different

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

What a brilliant place,so so sad to see what happened to prisoners,but how they survived and what they did does make you proud.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

A well presented museum capturing the lives of both the POW's, the internees and the local villagers under the Japanese Occupation. Not easy viewing but always worthwhile to remind ourselves of both the good and evil of which humanity is capable. There are both audio tours and excellent conducted tours available but the exhibits are sufficiently moving on their own... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I was surprised that the Museum was part of the Changi Prison which is still in operation. The museum was an eye opening experience and showed the progress of its use from the start of the invasion in World War 2. The various displays give a real sense of what the life was like there and the hardships endured by... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This was a very moving museum which taught me a lot of things I did not know about Changi. Very well done and very respectful, well worth the time, 2 hours is more than enough. Entrance free, audio guides cost.

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Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

At first I was under-whelmed at the smaller size than I expected. BUT once I got inside and read (you need to take the time to stop and read) the presentations I was quietly moved. The stories were all presented in good taste and with respect. I could not have visited Singapore without a visit to 'Changi'.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We visited this location as part of a tour. A little bit more time would have been great. So much to read and understand about the wartime history of Singapore.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Changi museum, a humble dwelling of WWII relics holds the colonial past of Singapore for history lovers and a unique sentiment for those who in some way connect to the havoc of WWII at Asian front. The Museum and the adjoining Chapel are situated at Upper Changi Road North, about 1km away from the Changi prison which was known for... More 

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North Albury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

An emotional experience, well worth the visit. An eye opener for those who have heard about it but didn't know the full story behind it. A must see.

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