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Changi Chapel and Museum

1000 Upper Changi Rd N, Singapore 507707, Singapore
65 6214 2451
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Ranked #15 of 343 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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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Extensive choice of Western or Asian food and makes a change from Singapore itself. Ideal if you're planning to visit the prison museum.

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Sydney, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

A little out of the way but a special experience for those who respect history. Make sure that you hire a headphone tour as it has the voices of some of the people who the museum features and gives a very personal account of the history here.

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Geelong, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

A small chapel dedicated to all those who lost their lives in Singapore during the war. Something that any Australian interested in our history should take the opportunity to see. A very emotional place.

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Albury
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Despite checking on the web site before we left, when we arrived we were told guided tours were not being offered any more.It is still a mystery do for any Ozzie who visits Singapore. To try to understand what the men and women went through and to understand how any could forgive is beyond my reasoning. We travelled by MRT... More

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Perth, Western Australia
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37 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We headed here independently without a bus tour, was about $20 taxi ride from the CBD area. This is a small museum with a replica chapel dating from the prisoner of war experience when the men needed to have a place of solace and prayer to guide them through what must have been the darkest days. We chose the guided... More

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Geelong, Australia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The Changi Chapel is a great place to visit. It tells the history of the POWs in WW2 in Singapore. The chapel is a replica but it's is a true replica. You cannot help but be moved by the story of what happened. The place is free to visit. You can leave a donation which seemed more than fair. very... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The museum is a place to reflect on the atrocities of war and in particular what happened during the Japanese invasion in the 1940's. There are headphones which can be hired; 8 dollars - to tell the story but they take at least an hour to listen too as you stroll round the one storey building. Quite a difficult review... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Loved the place that has been revamped. Enjoyed the video of real life history narration. Worth bring friends to visit.

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is quite a small museum but I recommend either the guided tour or the audio tour. There's a lot to read but the audio tour puts things in context and gives more information than reading alone. It's not a place to visit if you need cheering up as it tells the history of the Japanese occupation of Singapore as... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This little museum is well worth a visit. We spent 2-3 hours there and left quite emotionally sad. Just makes you realise, in a small way, what these people must have experienced during this most awful period. Laid out very well and enjoyed the earphone commentary. I would have liked to have seen more original bits and pieces from that... More

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