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Changi WWII War Trail and Museum Tour
Ranked #18 of 863 things to do in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 19, 2013

As a family member of prisoner of war of Changhi we were very disappointed. We read a number of reviews on Trip Advisor before we went so weren't expecting much, but were still disappointed. It was a long way to get there via MRT and Bus and very little to see. We spent 45 minutes there, but that was really to draw time out until the next bus arrived. Not sure what we were expecting, but it wasn't what we got. We didn't feel like Changhi had a soul. We visited Sandakan (Borneo) in the same holiday and had a much better experience there.

Thank Barakee552
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

We visited Changi museum as part of an around the Island tour of Singapore.
We chose this tour especially because of the visit to the Changi Chapel and Museum. The POW Camp has long gone but there are still some buildings left that were used and lots still of barb wired fences etc. The chapel is free to enter you only pay entrance for the Museum. Very thought provoking museum, to read and see photos etc of what happened to servicemen and women, to civilians and the people of Singapore. To think that this was man treating other people like this blows your mind.

There is a way to search records whilst you are there for any relatives you might have had at Changi, although you do need to know what regiment your relative was in before searching. I was delighted to find on display, an article made for a relative of mine by another prisoner (unfortunately photographs are forbidden inside the Museum), still I saw it and I stood there and drew it on some paper.

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Reviewed July 17, 2013

We visited Changi museum (for which there is a charge) it is very informative about the Japanese occupation, plenty to see. The church (no charge) it is lovely to sit in peace and read the many tributes to the fallen, I lit a candle to remember all the brave people who had lost their lives here.

Thank Heartsutra
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

The POW camp has been gone a long time, but the museum and chapel gives you ample chances to get an idea of the horrors that went on there. Strange thing is that it seems that everyone knows someone who served their time there. There is a search capacity in the museum if you want to search for an ancestor that was there. Its done by regiments, so dont do what i did and find out after I got home the name of the regiment of the ancestor i was looking for. All very thought provoking.

Thank gooner2
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

This was a great experience on how Singapore dealt with the attack of the advancing Japanese,the audio tour is the best way to go with personal stories from individuals imprisoned.The most heartbreaking but bravery and courage shown.

Thank Marilyn C
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