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“Good experience but more younger visitors needed, please”
Review of The Changi Museum

The Changi Museum
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$42.78*
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Changi WWII War Trail and Museum Tour
Ranked #18 of 809 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.
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“Good experience but more younger visitors needed, please”
Reviewed November 15, 2013

Singapore has a wealth of places that are worth visiting for their historical links to events that happened during WW2. Unfortunately, most of them aren't that publicised, so the museum and chapel at least represents one of the more well-known sites. While it's neither the original building nor does it stand on the original site, it does offer a place to reflect on and learn about the many sacrifices experienced by both the local residents and defenders of the island during the war years.

It's rather out of the way but not too difficult to get to via public transport. On the weekday I visited, the small car park was full, so it does get a good stream of visitors, often from overseas. It's also an important place for locals to visit and appreciate as well. And with much of the war generation advancing rapidly in age, there's plenty that the younger generations could learn here.

Visited October 2013
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“Weel Worth the Visit”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

Whether you are a WWII buff or not this is well worth the visit! It provides just another great view into the very storied history of Singapore and the role that it has played throughout the ages. This was a great afternoon.

Visited May 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Hyped up”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

I have to be honest - I was a bit disappointed with this. There's so much hype about it, but the museum part was mainly just quotes presented in conjuction with a bit of information. Basically all of the items in there were replicas, including the whole chapel. It was interesting reading though, I learnt a lot.

Visited November 2013
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“Very moving”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

Second time we have been. The museum and chapel are very well displayed and the memorabilia very emotional. Beautifully layer out. The cafe is still not very good and the loos poor.

Visited September 2013
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“Excellent”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

Very moving but need to show some of the more horrible things that the Japanese did. The letters are hard hitting some will make you cry. Well worth the visit we liked the fact that children in Singapore have to visit this every year as a reminder of the war and that it should not be forgotten

Visited October 2013
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