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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 336 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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Newcastle
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Looked at booking a Changi tour well before we landed in Singapore. Couldn't really find a tour that we liked. Not that there are many options as they are all basically the same 4 hr trip. My recommendation is to wait to you arrive at your hotel and speak to the tour desk. We found a tour by RMG tours... More

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HARLOW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

i Wanted to visit Changi on our visit to Singapore and feel it is a 'must' for anyone who wants to learn about the history of the war in the Far East. I was a little disappointed that it is not the actual Changi as that is now part of the new prison and is inaccessble to visitors but seeing... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

After two hours in the museum listening to personal testimonies and witnessing photos & memorabilia charting the Japanese occupation of Singapore, the visit to the Chapel at the end was deeply moving – especially the juxtaposition of the notes from surviving relatives of POWs (one written just the day before my visit) and the Tsuru (collection of 1000 cranes symbolising... More

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This place is a 'must' for anyone who takes travel seriously and wants to learn about the places they visit. The prison/museum is a small building with a huge message. My only regret is that I did not have enough time there but it has made me want to find out more about this piece of history.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

A very good insight of life in Singapore during the Japanese occupation. The people of that generation were really made of sterner stuff than generations that have followed.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This site provides an important piece of history for all Australians...and others of course. Located on a very small part of the huge Changi Prison complex, it provides a graphic description of the horrors of the brutal invasion of Singapore and the heroics of the local population and the defending forces.

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Shepparton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited today, and found it and making and fascinating experience, bringing very much to the fire the futility of war, and the extraordinary brutality of the Japanese during WW2. An extraordinary reminder of the heart and spirit of the POW's - well worth the time to pay a very small respect for their spirit and sacrifice!!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The chapel and museum is a must to see,. this museum is full of relics from the POW,s own survival kit and personnel effects.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The Chapel and Museum are simple yet informative, moving and important. This year is 100 years since WW1 and everyone is making great efforts to remember and reflect on the many lost souls from ALL wars. A visit to this museum will help you do just that. It is not all sad though, there are moving stories of friendship and... More

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Cooma, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This museum is quite small, but you need at least 2 hours to be able to read what's on offer plus more time to contemplate what life must have been like for the civilians and the pow's. Messages from family of pow's powerful. I was so moved I could not write a thing. How could you possibly imagine the courage... More

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