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The Changi Museum

1000 Upper Changi Road North, Singapore 507707, Singapore
+65 6214 2451
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1000 Upper Changi Road North, Singapore 507707, Singapore
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+65 6214 2451
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited this museum on two separate occasions, and it was due to our desire to see it that we first made the long journey from the U.K. My father in law was in the RAF during World War 2 and was captured by...More

1  Thank Ellie1145
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A first class extremely detailed museum of life in Singapore under the Japanese occupation 1942 - 1945. Some interesting relics including replica murals and a cell door from the old Changi Gaol.

Thank Kevin P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small and unassuming museum on the grounds of Changi Prison has lots of photos and stories about the internment of Australian, New Zealand, Indian, English and local's following the Japanese invasion during WWII. Eye opening stuff.

Thank Simon O
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have to grit your teeth and remember with this one....heartbreaking, made me cry tot think about it all.....but would not have missed it......They ;live in my memory....

Thank Joyce P
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

If you are genuinely interested in the historical aspects or have family reason for visiting here then it is well worth the hour no.2 bus ride from China Town, it only costs $2,50 per person. Entrance is free. We visited here because the wife had...More

2  Thank ChrisandMick60
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

We travelled by coach to Changi Beach with our excellant guide Weina. She knew what she was talking about & explained a lot of new information to me. We then went to Changi Museum & a brilliant display of the torrid times in World War...More

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Reviewed May 4, 2018

Spent a few hours here reading about and taking in the displays of the Singaporean & POW experiences of the Second World War Being British & living in Australia with an Australian son and an uncle who was a prisoner of the Japanese at Changi...More

2  Thank travellingSprings
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Reviewed April 25, 2018

My godfather was a prisoner-of-war in Changi prison during WW2 so this was a very emotional experience for me seeing the museum. But even if you didn't have any personal connection with the prison or the war, this is a deeply moving story.

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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

Sha was a wonderfully passionate and friendly guide. He had so much to share and added a personal touch yet kept the sobriety of the subject matter. Took us right around the island which in itself added to the tour.

Thank Rob G
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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

After spending 1 hour traveling on Singapore MRT arrived to be told closed for renovation. Reopening 2020. Maybe tourist authorities should have signs indicating the closure

3  Thank adrianl860
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Fangfairy
April 19, 2018|
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Response from Christine R | Reviewed this property |
Raffles is closed until approx August this year. They do have a gift shop and a small bar open
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Fangfairy
April 19, 2018|
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Response from Peter R | Reviewed this property |
We caught a train and a bus. It was easy. You could take a taxi from the train station I think it was Tampines station. We were there in November 2017
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Rosalian H
January 22, 2018|
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Response from Pompeyken | Reviewed this property |
Hello. glad to answer your question. The Changi Museum will not be closing untll March. Open from 9:30 till 5 on Saturday and Sunday. Free admission Cheers, and enjoy. Ken
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