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Address: 1000 Upper Changi Road North, Singapore 507707, Singapore
Phone Number: +65 6214 2451
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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

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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If you are interested in ww2 history definitely go. It is a bit of a way out of the city but ok to get here on the mrt and taxi. Take the audio tour to hear the words from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Goulburn, Australia

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Goulburn, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are interested in ww2 history definitely go. It is a bit of a way out of the city but ok to get here on the mrt and taxi. Take the audio tour to hear the words from the survivors of the Japanese invasion. Very moving

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As ex RAF Vet having served in Singapore early seventies, I felt it necessary to learn more of the Japanese occupation and the suffering endured by so many. The museum is well laid out and presented in an extremely respectful way and takes you on a very emotional journey

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The museum is dedicated to the interns who stayed at Changi Prison during WW2. We should not forget the cruelty of war and that it also brings out the worse in mankind

Thank Family C
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well presented history of Singapore's occupation. Very moving. Do take the audioguide. Helpful staff.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We viisted the museum on a short trip to Singapore. I thought the museum and its exhibit was sad but at the same time inspiring that in the middle of such horror there were tales of inspiration, good deeds and the way the human spirit can survive. I found the information very interesting but I would have preferred for the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Most visitors to Singapore marvel at the modern metropolis and how far it has come over the past half century. The popular destinations in this island nation are the Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands Resort, Resorts World Sentosa and the Singapore Zoological Gardens. These landmarks tell the story of a successful multi-racial nation-state that, having been unceremoniously thrust... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very moving museum located not far from the original Changi Gaol. It's reminder of the Japanese occupation of Singapore and their appalling treatment of British, Australian, Indian POW's and not forgetting the ill treatment of the civilians from Malaya & Singapore. To get there I travelled from City Hall in city centre out to Tanah Merah then took bus... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleasantly surprised to visit this museum. Located in a quiet and far away place, not too crowded. Gives you a glimpse of Singapore history around WW II time. Very well maintained and presented. There is also a small chapel which is nice and quiet. Bonus was the cafe adjacent to the museum, which turned out to be excellent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this museum on one of the Singapore Original Walks in June. Excellent tour.....but wanted to return and spend more time in the actual museum itself. Very moving place to visit.... and great cafe beside it for lunch/snacks.

Thank Denise Y
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was very well presented with enough detailed information to keep you enthralled for some time. Was very interesting to see the local perspective of the occupation which is often missed in accounts of the Australian POW accounts. Well worth the $8 for the audio tour.

Thank Paul T

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