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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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My husband and I visited the changi museum and it is definitely a must see. Very informative about what went on during the war

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited the changi museum and it is definitely a must see. Very informative about what went on during the war

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have just usuted and it was a great insight into to life as a POW we then had lunch at the bark cafe onsight and the service experience was excellent - can recommend doing the waffles with fruit and berries and Ice cream 😀

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We made our own way to Changi Museum on the MRT East West line to Tanah Merah and the No 2 bus. The Museum is a quiet reflection of World War 2 POW life and Japanese occupation of the island. The museum has a collection of paintings, photographs and personal effects donated by former inmates. Among the collection is a... More 

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to visit. As previous reviews use the audio tour. Catherine at the desk was very helpful in finding my Dad's old neighbours history as he was on the Burma railway. Very helpful.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Was really looking forward to this tour, but was a bit disappointed, as did not have very long at the museum itself to look around. Visited several other sites on the way, my friend and I got the impression from the guide that it was all the British fault for the fall of Singapore. Perhaps because we was the only... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this as part of a tour, we stopped off for 1 hr, this was just enough time. The prison is still in use, so obviously you can't visit that, there is only a small piece of the original prison wall remaining ( this is shown on a tour) If you are doing family research there is a book... More 

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Florence, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

When the Japanese invaded Singapore they incarcerated the surrendering soldiers, murdered many Singapore citizens, and used many of both as slave labor. The Japanese Commanding General Tomoyki Yamashita would later be hanged for his war crimes committed here and in the Philippines, particularly the Sook Ching massacres. This Museum and Chapel is a remembrance shrine to those who died or... More 

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Thank Larry F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Get a feel of history at this surreal museum which was once a prison. The simple layout can be deceiving as the information it gives is just hair raising and eye-opening.

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Dymchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I first visited here with my fiancee, it is somewhere you should visit, it does send a chill up your spine, last month I took my 15 year old son, his only just old enough to be able to cope with the stories pictures and artifacts you will see here, bus's run past, head on to Changi open air food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I booked a tour which we meet at an SMRT station and the bus took us around the Changi precinct and to the museum, I was shocked to find out that you cannot actually visit the Changi prisoner of war camp from the 2nd world war as it is still a working prison but you can see... More 

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