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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 334 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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Pinjarra, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I felt a real need to visit. To see and learn more of the history of this place is a must for all Australians. I left humbled but glad for the experience.

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Perth, Australia
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We did a three hour trip of the ww2 war trail bus trip. Our guide carol dragon was fantastic and really gave us a interesting tour. She told many stories of how brave the pow and singorean people were. It's amazing how anyone can forgive the atrocities of ww2. We were taken to the beach where people were taken and... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Good chapel that still exist in Singapore. Visited last year and felt it had some nice memory left untold there. If you are free do drop by there the next time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Changi war Museum is a real eye opener to what went on in Singapore when it was invaded by the Japanese. You need to spend the time to take it all in and that could be at least a couple of hours. There is a café and toilets for your convenience and don't miss the chapel. A worthwhile place to... More

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Well worth taking the time out to see this and read the story behind the occupation and privations of the prisoners of war.

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Canberra, Australia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This small private museum has a very good collection of material, well displayed and captions (only a few quibbles). I've heard many Australians are disappointed that it's not larger and doesn't include the actual gaol itself. We have to remember that Changi Gaol is still an active prison and many of the old parts were long overdue for updating. The... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The trip was worth it. Not large but very moving. Staff very helpful and $8 for audio was well worth the effort. Close to public transport.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

non air con place but atmosphere is nice for dinner. they has fans running. food is average. service is friendly

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Bangkok
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Before World War II Changi was a small and peaceful village on the edges of this small island, with the Japanese invasion of the island this sleepy village was transformed into a horrific symbol of the inhumanity of man. Changi Museum and Chapel is a poignant memorial to the atrocities inflicted upon both the civilian and military population of Singapore.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Walking around this area one can see and feel the terrible time the fall of Singapore was. This is a very sombre and deep thinking place to see. One needs to take a moment to member the sadness endured here. RIP. Worth visiting this sad time in History

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