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Changi Chapel and Museum

1000 Upper Changi Rd N, Singapore 507707, Singapore
65 6214 2451
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Ranked #16 of 333 attractions in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The trip was worth it. Not large but very moving. Staff very helpful and $8 for audio was well worth the effort. Close to public transport.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

non air con place but atmosphere is nice for dinner. they has fans running. food is average. service is friendly

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Bangkok
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Before World War II Changi was a small and peaceful village on the edges of this small island, with the Japanese invasion of the island this sleepy village was transformed into a horrific symbol of the inhumanity of man. Changi Museum and Chapel is a poignant memorial to the atrocities inflicted upon both the civilian and military population of Singapore.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Walking around this area one can see and feel the terrible time the fall of Singapore was. This is a very sombre and deep thinking place to see. One needs to take a moment to member the sadness endured here. RIP. Worth visiting this sad time in History

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Maitland, Australia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
25 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Get the audio tour, it will save you a lot of reading - but be aware, not all tracks line up with the location numbers, and not all info is covered in the audio. Lots of pictures and text. We arrived at the same time as a school group who because of their numbers were a bit noisy, so we... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The museum is small - a nice size that makes it possible to visit even with young children. The museum is well laid out and neatly ordered. Tracing over the wartime history of Singapore this museum is a must see among the series of war history museum.

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Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This is a must see while you are in Singapore. Well set out and easy too get around. Covers all of the fall of Singapore and the Death railway.

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Canberra, Australia
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11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Very moving and interesting reflections on such a tragic event. I highly recommend getting the audio tour as is makes it all the more personal. We caught a taxi out to the museum which was about $25. We thought it was well worth it if you are short on time. Give yourself a couple of hours if you want yo... More

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NSW
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Well laid out and very informative. Makes one realise how much we were not taught at school. A very balanced look at things and the longer term effects of the occupation,

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Melbourne, Australia
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129 attraction reviews
245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We took the MRT to Tanah Mesah (on the line to the airport) and then the number 2 bus outside to make this very easy journey. This is a free exhibition however would recommend paying for the fabulous audio commentary which accompanies the story boards and artefacts. Very interesting and moving. Thanks for the vote if you found this helpful.... More

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