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Changi Chapel and Museum

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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
Fee: Yes
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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Well worth the visit. The information provided is excellent and provides an insight into the suffering of the civilians and the military during the occupation of World War 2.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Well worth the visit. The information provided is excellent and provides an insight into the suffering of the civilians and the military during the occupation of World War 2.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Small but full of information. It is fascinating. I like to bring visitors here. There is also a small cafe to get refreshments. This is a nice place to visit en route to Pulau Ubin. It is well thought out and very thought provoking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Although small, the museum is very touching and gives you many views of the horrifying affects of war. Be sure to rent an audio device, it definitely is worth it for the museum. Story telling and pictures can give you so much about how much people went through in World War II. There are frequent buses that pass by in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

So much History and things to learn at this Museum. This is a must visit when visiting Singapore. Seeing what the Japanese did to prisoners of war during WWII is such an eye opener. We should never forget and never allow this to ever happen again.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I'm so glad we visited this chapel & museum. I was so overcome with grief after reading & listening to all the survivor accounts. It is a truly moving experience which should be part of everyone's trip to Singapore.

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My son and I went couple of weeks ago to visit this museum and we both enjoy the experience, the museum is very academic for adults and kids. Have a look if you have some time in Singapore.

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Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This museum was great - it's pretty small but interesting.Two tips: public transport from the centre of town took us ages - cab is better. Also they shut the gates at 4.30 religiously so don't be late.

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Canberra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The Changi Chapel and Museum is a sobering, but very worthwhile place to visit. Admission is free but we paid for an audio tour that gives extra information to that already in the displays. It is especially poignant to listen to former prisoners give harrowing details of their experiences. Not only does this museum display information about the male prisoners... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

My fiance and I travelled up to Changi Chapel and museum, parked up on our motorbike in their car park. We firstly walked around the museum, which was very informative into the war and it's background. I didn't know a lot about Singapore during the war, what happened the other side of the world and came away feeling like I... More 

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Rockhampton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This museum provides a written and pictorial history of Changi prison and world war 2 in the Pacific. An important place for Australians who had relatives fighting in the war or imprisoned here. The chapel provides the opportunity to reflect and remember those who fought, survived and died.

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