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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
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Ranked #12 of 279 Attractions in Singapore
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: This museum honors POWs who endured the Japanese occupation of...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

No matter how short visiting this museum is a must. It details using first hand accounts of the many mistakes made by the Allies in the defence of Singapore and the terrible suffering of both the military and civilian populations. It is clear that the locals have never really forgiven the colonial power (British) for failing to defend the Island.... More 

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Brisbane
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Brilliant! This is a MUST for everyone. I think to get the most out of the place you should hire the headsets. Hearing from people actually imprisioned at Changi, heartbreaking. Particularly about the Comfort Women, that I new nothing about. Made me cry.

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Singapore
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32 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Changi Chapel is an aesthetically simple and elegant place for you to learn about and reflect on the lives of the POW during the Japanese Occupation. Quite out of the way but worth a visit

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Currumbin, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

It's a great monument, for an important part of Singapore, and associated countries. My wife and I took the local public transport to reach it (maybe S$2 each way), entry is free. We did hire the S$12 audio for two option, and it made it a very memorable event. The museum is modest, and has relied on many contributions of... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Although the museum has relocated and not as enjoyable as my first visit 12 years ago. I would still recommend you visit. Less we forget the horrors of times passed.

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Coleford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This is a poignant place for a visit. The exhibits are most enlightening and serve to highlight the plight of all on the island, soldiers, sailors, airmen and, perhaps more importantly, the local populace who suffered badly under the administration of the Japanese. I only wish that the museum had a visitors booklet on sale as there is so much... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Must see when in Singapore, about an hour tour, guides grandparents where there when Japan invaded Singapore, very moving experience

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Catalkoy, Turkish Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Another Commonwealth war site off the beaten track. An MRT and bus trip, but not difficult to get to once you understand the systems. Entry is free and we took the audio tour at Sing$8 each to take our time. Telling the story of the fall of Singapore in 1942, the Occupation through video, commentary and articles from the time.... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The staff at the museum were really warm and friendly. My friend and I went on their tour (SGD12/pax) and the lady was very patient and brought us all around the museum and told us stories about the war and the POWs then. The museum is out of the way, much much farther away than any tourist attraction, but I... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Visited Changi Museum today. The guide was knowledgeable yet sensitive and spoke in a profoundly moving way. In fact he made the visit!

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