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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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This museum honors POWs who endured the Japanese occupation of Singapore in...

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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Visit to the museum included in tour by 'The Original Singapore Walks'. The Guide was very knowledgeable and throughout the trip both the grim and the more less pleasant parts... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Les C
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Glasgow, United Kingdom

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visit to the museum included in tour by 'The Original Singapore Walks'. The Guide was very knowledgeable and throughout the trip both the grim and the more less pleasant parts were described great detail - he could not have been better! The Museum is fascinating, having an amazing collection of artifacts which bring the whole atmosphere of the visit 'back... More 

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Cary, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This gave us a chance to take the MRT train out of the main part of the city and see where people live. We took it to the closest stop and then used Uber to get to the museum. The museum was interesting and informative about the Japanese occupation during WWII

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Thank lair12
Lahore, Pakistan
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Really an amazing collection of artifact. You will definitely enjoy the visit and will be amazed by seeing the vast collection here. Come if you love history and nature. Fabulous place and most of all it isn't expensive at all, really economical place with lot to admire and learn

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1 Thank Atif K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome museum. Took MRT and local bus 2 to the museum. Make sure you have shrapnel for the bus. $1.60 to the museum and it is bus shelter 1 at the bottom of the escalator,turn right. Respectfully covers all the Comenwealth countries that sacrificed so much for our freedom and the locals too who some times get overlooked. Once you... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a Sunday afternoon here and took the audio tour - really interesting and well put together. Highly recommend to all

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Northumberland, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you’ve got a spare couple of hours travel out to the museum and pay your respects to the men, women and children who endured the Japanese brutal occupation of Singapore during WW2. The headsets can be shared and give that extra understanding of the enormity of the suffering. Afterwards a cool drink in the adjacent restaurant prepares you for... More 

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Bicton, Australia
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thankyou for sharing this amazing display of Singapore history . We can never forget such significant events, and the hardships those endured. a special thankyou to our tour guide Char ( "Cheryl") for a very informative insight to early Singapore. very easy to get to using the train and bus service. A visit to the Changi Museum is a must.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose to do the audio tour, which provided 25 comprehensive audio interpretations of the history and experiences at Changi prison during the Japanese occupation. In addition, there was a good selection of photographs, first-hand accounts and exhibits. Well worth visiting to gain an understanding of life during the early 1940s.

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Thank Perthyte
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very sobering museum and one which is a testimony to both the resilience of man as well as the cruelty man can inflict on his fellow man. Take in the ingeniousness of the Australian Prisoners and their colleagues. And be aware that next door 2 fellow Australians lost their lives due to drugs.

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Thank Ian M
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great little museum. You only need a maximum of two hours to get round it. Very informative and accessible. Great cafe next door as well. Well worth the trip.

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