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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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Private Tour: World War II Introduction on Singapore

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Sadness etched in every line....but a powerful exhibition and testament to the strength of the human spirit

In terms of exhibits in Singapore, I can't honestly say that this is the easiest place to get to without a car, however it's possible and it's well worth it - a tad sad, but well... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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horleysurrey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In terms of exhibits in Singapore, I can't honestly say that this is the easiest place to get to without a car, however it's possible and it's well worth it - a tad sad, but well worth it. You go to MRT station Tanah Merah, walk outside the station and #2 bus will take you to Changi. It literally drops... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a must see for anyone interested in the Changi story, but I was dissappointed it was not of the standard of the National Museum.

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Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really worth a visit to see the many artifacts and to read the personal stories. Easy to get to via the metro (MRT) and a bus ride.

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Thank Janet T
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived by public transport- MRT and then bus- not difficult to do. The museum is excellent. The audio tour is essential to appreciating the museum. The experiences shared are remarkable. We learnt a lot and appreciated the brief traumatic history of Singapore during the war. I think the museum made for a very important contrast to the rest of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I thought this would be Changi prison from WW2, but it was a museum. The reflections from the war were very moving. An interesting place to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful museum take the time to talk to some of the staff members they can talk to you how this affected them as they lived through it. A must visit so well laid out.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only a small museum but well worth the visit if your interested in the history of Singapore during ww2. Has a cafe area and an audio device if you decide to hire.Train or bus transport are options but we enjoyed the bus with its top deck veiw of the outer areas of Singapore

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to get to via MRT and/or bus. Free entry to the museum which has plenty of information on the displays but I would highly recommend the audio guide for which there is a small charge but gives you the added benefit of additional information and some personal interviews with former detainees. Powerful content which gives an excellent insight to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A moving experience highlighted by finding the name of a relative amongst the thousands of names in books at the conclusion of the tour. Easy to get to by public transport and a good cafe available for lunch. Audio tour well worth the cost.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Changi Museum for the second time with a group of Australian university students studying Singapore's history, culture and politics. We had a guided tour of the museum with Catherine, a deeply knowledgeable researcher and wonderful story teller. The museum’s exhibitions are excellent in their own right, but Catherine's stories really captured the attention and emotions of our students.... More 

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