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Changi Chapel and Museum

1000 Upper Changi Rd N, Singapore 507707, Singapore
65 6214 2451
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Ranked #15 of 337 Attractions in Singapore
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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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Newcastle, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Attended on an organized bus tour. The time allocated wasn't quite enough to read and absorb all the information in the museum as well as attend the chapel. The original chapel has been moved to Canberra (I think) so it was kind of weird to have a replica that doesn't resemble the original. However the museum s really good and... More

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Wamberal, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The museum is mostly full of photos, and the audio sets bring them to life, but surprisingly few artefacts. nevertheless it is something of a pilgrimage for Aussies to visit the replica chapel and read the notes left to fallen comrades and relatives.

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Marian
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We paid to have someone tell us about the museum and the prison. She was wonderful. We were all moved by what we were told. Please go and learn about some of the Singapore History.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

All travellers should visit this historical place to show respect to those who sacrificed all to give us our freedom today. Staff were very friendly and knowledgable.

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Wodonga, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This place was amazing to see and contained a LOT of historical information and it was very sad reading about it all. Spent a fair tie slowly making our way through and left the place in tears.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It was a couple of years ago, when I visited Changi Museum. Is it because I was a forces child that I had to go and visits these places? No it's out of respect to the people who died and were tortured by the Japanese while they occupied Singapore. I picked up an audio tape when first entering the museum... More

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Birdwoodton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We visited the museum as part of an organised tour and had limited time to take in all the information. What we did get to see was very moving and a reminder of the atrocities of war and testomony to the resilience of our POW's. Well worth a the visit but would suggest that if you wanted to spend more... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

One of the best museums I've been to anywhere in the world. I've been twice now, each time for over 3 hours, and I don't feel I've finished yet. Even though it's comparatively small, the stories are so interesting and moving. Highly recommended. The only drawback is the complicated journey to get there and back. You have to take the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We took the self guided audio your so we could move along alone at our own pace. If was very emotional and moving and found myself in tears at a few points. Some of the audio accounts are powerful and raw so be prepared to feel slightly overwhelmed! I can tick this off my bucket list. I highly recommend this... More

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Milton Keynes
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

There is so much material that is available to the museum and I do think that it should be re curated. The chapel is very impressive and it would be hard to improve on this. Maybe I should have listened to the audio guide, but my tour did not leave enough time for this.

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