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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
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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Private Tour: World War II Introduction on Singapore

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All visitors should venture out to Changi and visit to remember the hardships

Took the MRT to Tenah Mareh and then the number 2 bus to the museum which was quiet. It was peaceful and you were able to reflect on the experiences of POWs and the islanders... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This happened to be the museum that got my kid interested in World War II. It was a small museum with displays only. No interactive stuff. If you happen to be in the area, do visit. We stayed in a Sentosa hotel and took a 30-minute cab ride to the museum. Was a bit disappointed to find it so small.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took the MRT to Tenah Mareh and then the number 2 bus to the museum which was quiet. It was peaceful and you were able to reflect on the experiences of POWs and the islanders during the War. Felt it was important that my pre-teen children visited to give them a contrast between modern day and what has gone before.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The chapel museum is the place where you come and learn about Singapore's history during WWII era. Renting an audio guide and walking around the museum takes you back to the time when war is coming and experience the struggle of the Singaporean.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

allow a couple of hrs here as there is a lot to read or you can hire headphones for $8 well worth it if you don't like a lot of reading. it is well set out and entry is free. they also have a gift shop with books on the war. there is a great cafe on the premises with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Get her by MRT and then bus- driver will tell you when to get off. Museum straight across road from the bus stop. Headphones are $8 each to hire or you can just read the walls. Entrance is free. Doesn't have all the fancy props like the National Museum but it's interesting and not crowded at all. Probably need about... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This didn't quite live up to my expectations, i was expecting to see more. Also the day we went it was extremely hot so no way could we sit at the outside restuarant for lunch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here on our round island tour, tour was brief but allowed enough time to read all the photo cards/boards, very informative, could be much bigger though as it is quite a small museum. We took our children ranging in age from 8-15 and they appreciated the sombre mood as it is very quiet in the museum as they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I thoroughly enjoyed the Changi museum. It gave me as an Australian a different perspective on Singapore during WWII, and added to my knowledge of Aust War history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my 12 year old son here as he had been studying WWII in school and he really appreciated it. It is not a very interactive museum and quite small but packed with information and given the compelling message my son read every panel in details, taking in the details about the war, the life of prisoners during the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just go and witness this. Its a real feature of Singapore's history and its got some tragic stories of such unnecessary suffering.

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