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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 #16 of 531 things to do 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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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This is a display greatly assisted by the audio guide. It is well worth a visit but don't expect children to want to spend more than a few minutes here. Having said that my wife and I found it very interesting and had to be thrown out at closing time. It gives another side to the happy go lucky Singapore... More 

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

What we didn't realise was the no. 2 bus that starts near the Dorsett Hotel (where we were staying) goes all the way out to the Changi Chapel and Museum and saves you from having to catch train/s and then the no. 2 bus from the last station. The museum isn't well sign posted until you are upon it; so... More 

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Main Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I did not know much about the fall of singapore disaster, but after an hour or so in this museum, the details become clearer. So many lives lost, and not just Australians. I did not know about the many many Chinese and Indians that lost their lives. The museum is not outstanding but there are many interesting and sobering photos,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

To know a little more about Singapore's historical past in a different perspective, the Changi Chapel & Museum is a visit not to be missed. The murals drawn by the POW's during the Japanese Occupation really captured my attention and I started to enquire more about their sacrifice and how the chapel became such a place of seeking some peace... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Getting there was tricky if you want to avoid tour operator charges, with MRT changeovers and a bus. Best to map out using phone app. When you see the remnants of the old prison gates on the right, within the current prison grounds, then you are close. Don't blink or you will miss the little white chapel - hit the... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Brilliant, for all Aussies it is a must see, all the documentation of those who were POW's are there, and the staff were very helpful.

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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A very moving tribute to the Allied forces and the people of Singapore who endured defeat and the Japanese occupation during World War ll. The documentation and first hand recollections are at times harrowing but what happened should never be forgotten. This museum brings the story to life.

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Williams, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A beautiful and poignant reminder of what Singapore and the allies went through during the war. Some amazing stories of courage and survival

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Duisburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Information provided are very interesting. The Way they are displayed are good, although we found the order a Little bit confusing. This is a great Place, bit unfortunately it is a Little hard to go there by Public Transport, coming from the Airport.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I took this tour on Monday, 2/16 and Carol was our guide. She is extremely knowledgeable and narrates with passion. She gave much information about the Japanese strategical invasion and Australian/British (reluctant) surrender. An intriguing history but very sad for so many victims, both Asian and Occidental. I would have liked to peruse the Museum a little longer as I... More 

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