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Address: 1000 Upper Changi Road North, Singapore 507707, Singapore
Phone Number: 65 6214 2451
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Changi WWII War Trail and Museum Tour

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Very interesting and worth a visit

Free to get in but I'd recommend paying the $8 to get the audio tour. Very informative and thought provoking. Great little restaurant attached with lovely food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Free to get in but I'd recommend paying the $8 to get the audio tour. Very informative and thought provoking. Great little restaurant attached with lovely food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I took my 11 & 14 yo's to get a glimpse of some of the terrible things that war & conflict can result in. Even I got more than I expected, but it has presented in a respectful manner.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We were advised that taking the organised tour which includes the chapel and museum was not a good idea because the time spent here is too short. So we made our own way there by MRT and bus which was straightforward enough. In the end we spent around 3 hours following the harrowing stories of the POW's. The museum is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

having visited this on the back of a trip to Kranji I felt that this was an Ok experience but nothing exceptional. if you are on a tight time scale leave this one off your must do list

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Displays were very well done with a mix of photographs, artefacts and stories/explanations. The $8 charge for the recorded commentary via headset was well worth it (entry is free), especially the short pieces recording people in their own words and voices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

From Changi Airport by taxi, however can be reached by bus from various locations of the city. A visit of one to two hours are sufficient - lots to read inside and digest afterwards. World War II in Asia is not wellknown in Europe and there were a couple of "light bulb moments" when reading what had happened when and... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

I caught a bus there , a bit of a journey , the display is informative but not very big , entrance is free , great pics from jap occupation .

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

First, its out of the way. Second, 5 minutes will do (to me, its like a place to have a break). Third, there ain't nothing to see (well, for some, even grasses can be an attraction so to each his own). My opinion, just Google, read it, save those pix and claim you have been there...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

World War II was a catastrophic event that affected lives of millions of people around the world. In Singapore, this tragedy was particularly painful for Prisoners-of-War (POWs) and civilians who were interned at the infamous Changi Prison during the Japanese Occupation. The Changi Museum is a abstemious reminder of this dark period, and sheds a light on the emotional events... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This museum is a thoughtful and, I thought, worthwhile experience for visitors interested in the events that transpired there during the second world war. Because Changi prison is in fact still a prison, and rather a large one at that, the actual location of the exhibits are a little removed from the original but the photos, recollections and relics from... More 

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