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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 314 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

After a simple ride on Singapore's public transport system (train to Tanah Merah then connecting to a bus) we made it to the museum with no fuss. The museum is in a quiet area behind the male and female prisons of Singapore. The exhibits were wonderfully informative about Australian POWs as well as the impact on Singaporean civilian life. A... More

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Ballina, Australia
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71 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We visited this attraction as part of a bus tour, which was not the best way of doing it. There is far too much to see with too many people getting in the way as you move through. Very moving especially if you are of the age where you are aware of losing family and friends during WW2. We will... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

It is a small, simple, unpretentious museum, yet so well kept for a free admission place. There is just enough information to keep you focus and interested and the audio phone for 8 SGD is worth for the extra info and testimonies. It is simple but effective and terribly moving. Not many taxis just passing by that area so avoid... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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27 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

A good place to learn about the past history of Japanese world war and it's really a good place for educational purpose because i learnt a lot there too.

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84 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

the museum describe the world war ll and the quiet life of their ancestors. the path they had been through. this is the place for people look back the past and more preserve the present.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I joined some colleagues for lunch next door and afterwards wondered through the museum, which is free! I'm no historian and I could have spent hours more reading the accounts of people effected by the Japanese take over during WWII. The receptionist was friendly and welcoming, the chapel, one inside and one out is quaint. Wish I had more time... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A must if you have read any World War II stories about the Fall of Singapore or have a general interest in history. Well laid out Museum with interesting artifacts telling the story of very brave people. Standing in front of the Chapel was very moving.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

A worthwhile visit if you are interested in history of the war,we went to pay tribute to lost family member and pay our respects,the atrocities are unimaginable and we came away feeling very humble and privileged to live at peace after what these men and woman sacrificed.There is a little wall of remembrance that you can leave a message in... More

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Logan City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This place really makes you think about what happened during this terrible time in history. The museum is very well set out and the audio guide tells the story very well. It really helps you understand the whole sad story, not only of the Australians, but of the local people and soldiers from all over Asia who suffered such atrocities... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The museum is well laid out and very very interesting, even for teenagers. The maps of how the war in the Pacific developed, and the exhibits of life in the POW camp are graphic but not too much to absorb.

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