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“Recreated but catches the atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Changi Chapel and Museum

Changi Chapel and Museum
1000 Upper Changi Rd N, Singapore 507707, Singapore
65 6214 2451
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Ranked #15 of 564 things to do in Singapore
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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 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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“Recreated but catches the atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Having read The Naked Island years ago and many other books about the fall of Singapore since, I was keen to visit Changi Prison. This museum is not the old prison but so thoughtfully laid out that you still get the feeling of what it was like not only to be a POW but also how the local people suffered during the Japanese occupation. We paid to take the guided tour and I would recommend doing so - our guide was so knowledgeable and informative. Afterwards we had time to wander around alone.

Well worth a visit.

Visited October 2013
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“Moving experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Well displayed and touching stories. The cafe next door is a must visit to refresh after the museum. They serve the best fries in Singapore

Visited January 2013
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“Go There and feel humbled”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

If you have a slight interest in the history of Singapore then go and experience this museum. You will be humbled by the stories of the survivors of the Japanese occupation.

Visited October 2013
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“Collection & Recollections are outstanding”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We shared an audio guide (it's free to enter so had no problem with paying for the audioguide). It provides a lot of extra information and contect for each display. Without the audio guide you would still have plenty of information to take in. Noticed there is also a research/library section near the gift shop with even more information/articles/books. Taxi there is easy and we took the bus back to right outside our hotel in Chinatown, bus also goes through Orchard Rd, just takes a while. Do not miss out on visiting.

Visited November 2013
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“Moving and emotional”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

They have done a fabulous job with this memorial between the words, the pictures and the sounds you get a feel for what happened and what people do to one another

Visited May 2013
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