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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
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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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Changi WWII War Trail and Museum Tour
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$249*
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Private Tour: World War II Introduction on Singapore

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A good museum and worth the trip during a visit to Singapore. Looking past just numbers and dates in a history book to shed light on the real effect war had on the people of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A good museum and worth the trip during a visit to Singapore. Looking past just numbers and dates in a history book to shed light on the real effect war had on the people of Singapore and the prisoners during the Japanese occupation. Very respectful and simple.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a really informative museum providing some though-provoking stories of WW2. The layout is good and allows the exhibits to tell the story. Definitely worth a visit to learn more about this period of history and how it affected Singapore. Easily accessible, only a short taxi ride from the airport, and accessible by bus.

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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took a taxi because it was mid afternoon when we decided to go and there is no direct public transport (must transfer from train to bus) and were advised this would take at least an hour. Museum is not large but does a good job communicating the Changi prison story thru many personal mementos and stories. We used the headsets... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Its a small museum detailing the accounts of Singapore under Japanese occupation during World War II. There was much information about how Singapore fell, its defenders, stories of heroes. Very touching ! Set in a peaceful area not far from Changi Prison. It was not easy to find because there weren't any clear signs along the bus route. I stopped... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a look around and it is quite a lot to take in thinking that people can be like that to everyone.The people who work here are really lovely and even looked up a relative that was in the prison and gave as much information as they could.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was interesting and respectful with a detailed story of the past. It had a great headset audio tour that had lots of information and heaps of photos to go with it. The museum was easy to walk around and had a cafe and small gift shop. Worth a visit

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Perth Western Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Guides knowledge was awesome and worth the trip.Stunning and so worth the cost of entry. Hire the headset

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing piece of history, very interesting and insightful. Very peaceful . Worth a visit but is a little out of the way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bars and birds - well have fun but you will miss the history of this country and what happened here in WWII. Most poinant a letter from a Japanese woman apologizing on behalf of her father and what he did while stationed here - a place of healing.

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Tonypandy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fascinating collection of artefacts, with good storyboards in a peaceful setting. The Chapel's murals and the personal stories were very moving.

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