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Address: 1000 Upper Changi Rd N, Singapore 507707, Singapore
Phone Number: 65 6214 2451
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This museum honors POWs who endured the Japanese occupation of Singapore...
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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It is a long way out of the city (we caught the MRT and bus) but worth a visit. Well laid out with a lot of information about the journey of the POW's. It's not in the original... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

It is a long way out of the city (we caught the MRT and bus) but worth a visit. Well laid out with a lot of information about the journey of the POW's. It's not in the original spot where the actual prison was, but they have managed to keep the history alive. Very moving. It is out on it's... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

not the most accessible by public transport, but worth the journey to understand the singapore war journey. self-tours with audio guides available. the chapel area allows guests to leave messages and light candles. but that part is not sheltered.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Spent the morning walking round the museum, good audio guide and exhibits. very evocative. easy to get to by public transport. good café next to museum. would recommend visiting.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I think if you are interested in World War 2 history, the Changi Museum and Chapal are well worth a visit. I had tears in my eyes as I read personal stories of the POWs. It was very moving. We had to take a train and a bus to get here but it wasn't overly difficult to do, it is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We have been visiting WWII sites the last year or so. Those of us in the Western hemisphere really don't learn much about WWII in Asia. This museum provides a peak at the horror of the war in that part of the world. Man's inhumanity to man has no bounds nor geographical boundaries.

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Rhyl, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

A must for those people interested in the appalling treatment meted out by the Japanese army and the resilience of the defeated personnel and local people during the occupation. Our guide was brilliant, very friendly and answered most questions fully. The chapel and museum is excellent. If you are interested in this period of time in Singapore's history, then this... More 

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Brugeon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

as i have been born before World War 2 it was a very moving visit. you should take at least 2 to 3 hours to see the museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Although the museum is small it has such a story to tell. The suffering and strength shown by so many is told in personal stories. It takes about 2.5 hours to read all the materials. You can get an audio tour. The chapel and the murals have their own personal insights. A place worth taking the time to visit, especially... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Worth a visit for an hour or so. We stopped there on the island tour with Tour East If you are interested in WWII, go there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Year 11 students from Phnom Penh, Cambodia's french school. 5 days and 4 nights school trip to Singapore with two teachers. Went to Changi museum last wednesday afternoon. Personally, it was the highlight of the trip. I learnt so much about the Japanese occupation, the Changi prison, the fate of prisoners of war, the suffering, the anguish and death. Moved... More 

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