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Changi Chapel and Museum

1000 Upper Changi Rd N, Singapore 507707, Singapore
65 6214 2451
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Ranked #17 of 346 Attractions in Singapore
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Type: Specialty Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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... more » 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. « less
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Bangkok, Thailand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

The Changi Chapel Museum is wonderful. It is small and leaves you wanting more as you do not get to enter any part of the prison. Only a replica of the chapel has been reproduced and is actively used. You should take at least two hours to read through the varied walled posters and exhibits. The book shop is also... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

If you get a chance book yourself on an "Original Walking Tour" - Changi WW11. Part of the tour included a visit to the Chapel and Museum. The display was very informative, well organised and above all well air conditioned. Our guide on this tour was very knowledgeable and talked about many of the displays and then we were allowed... More

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Selkirk
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The museum here is very informative but quite small. Because the old Changi jail is now replaced by a modern prison, and the chapel is used by Govt forces, you can't get to see anything of the actual wartime jail apart from a couple of watchtowers visible from the main road (and due to be demolished soon). Overall, a bit... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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34 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

All those war-mongers on the loose today should be forced to visit this museum and reflect on how their actions impact on innocent people. The museum is quite restrained in its depiction of the Changi story but the overall effect lingers long after the visit. Little things I will remember, like an embroidered square in one of the women's quilts,... More

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Very emotional but definitely worth visiting. Guide on coach was so interesting telling us about life in Singapore and changi itself. It wasn't necessary to have guided tour of chapel and museum as it was all there to see

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Nice, France
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Changi was during the last world war the terrible prisoner's camp i,n Singapore ,where the Japonese kept the British, Australians, and others prisonners.....it was an awful place as they were very cruels....it was an horrific Time , so many innocents died,, were tortured....it is a must to visit and pay respect....but unfortunatly Changy camp as been altères, not much it... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I visited here as part of of a tour and while the gallery looks at a bit of a depressing subject, it is well presented and does look at the human spirit and how people managed to survive a horrific experience.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I visited Changi back in 2000 when I found it Raw and Real. In July I revisited and I found that it has been sanitised to appeal to the masses. It was such a horrific time in Singapore history for those that lived, died and those that survived that I believe it should have remained in situ. I completely respect... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Put this on your must do list. Takes a couple of hours to have a good look around. Got there on the train and bus no 2. No problem getting there at all , takes 50 mins each way from city. Had meal at the adjacent restaurant, really nice with good selection.

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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A good place to learn about the past, it was a small, but very well laid out place, telling the sad story. We caught the train to Tanah Merah and then a bus to the museum, very easy to sort out. We did this on our own not as a organised tour. The museum was free.

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