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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
Ranked #12 of 278 Attractions in Singapore
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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 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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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

This place is very special. Very well laid out and the museum is really informative. Worth a visit to remember those who were POW's in WW2 and the atrocities that those people faced. Very peaceful area at the chapel.

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Adelaide, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This is well worth the visit. We spent a few hours here and did the audio tour. It was an extremely moving and emotional experience and by doing the audio tour, we felt we really immersed ourselves in it.

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Small place with emphasis on POWs. Chapel was rebuilt a few times over the course of time. Can complete the place in half an hour. Probably a good place to visit if you have a short stopover in Singapore since it is quite near to the airport.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The experience and feeling of overwhelming pride of how the troops endured pain ,starvation and suffering during there internment in ww2. I took the audio tour with my 93 year old father. A returning war veteran. The pride in his eyes made the whole trip worth while. We must never forget what one human being can do to another.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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238 reviews 238 reviews
54 attraction reviews
317 helpful votes 317 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We spent a couple of hours here following our pilgrimage to the Kranji War Memorial and Cemetery at the opposite end of the city. The museum is a must for anyone remotely interested in the Japanese attack on Singapore and subsequent long occupation as well as the life of the allied POWs. Heaps of artefacts interspersed with loads of personal... More

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North Tamborine, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

This is definitely worth the visit. The centre is only small but the memorabilia, photographs, letters and stories make the experience very moving. Entry is free. However my wife and I hired the audio tour and at just S$8- each it was worth it. There is a guided tour too, but we arrived just after a tour had commenced. Photography... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It was not easy to get to this museum. I arrived in Singapore before my hotel room was ready and saw a bus (no. 2) at Clarke Quay that went to Changi Village and stopped near the prison and museum. I journey took over an hour and I got off at the Prison, but didn't realise that this was the... More

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Sydney NSW
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I knew someone who was interred as a POW in Changi, and I was expecting to see the actual prison grounds, but it is in a still-running prison, with only an original wall left that you see from the road. The museum was really interesting, with a few original items from the POW's, but a lot of things are only... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This isn't the most technological up to date exhibit but it has raw power. Audio only available in English. Takes about 90 minutes to see everything. As an Aussie its a must see. It can't really convey the horrors of the railway but it tries. My step dad helped build the railway - it didn't come close to conveying the... More

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Chalgrove, United Kingdom
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41 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Entry to the museum is free, but I would highly recommend the audio tour - at time of writing, S$8 per set, or you can share one set between 2 with two sets of headphones for £12. The museum itself is quite small, but the audio tour brings the exhibits to life, and has interviews with survivors of this brutal... More

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