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“Interesting and moving”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Changi Museum

The Changi Museum
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Changi WWII War Trail and Museum Tour
Ranked #17 of 804 things to do in Singapore
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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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“Interesting and moving”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2014

We spent to morning here, taking the metro and bus front the city, an easy journey. Singapore has a recent history that needs to be learned, it is not just a place for shping. We took a guided visit which was very interesting. I am partially sighted so both guided visits and audioguides are the best way to visit museums. Worth a visit if you want to learn about Singapore in the Second World War

Visited March 2014
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Inverness, Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“A time to remember and reflect”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2014

Visited this Museum as part of a tour of the Island. Small but very well presented. Told the story and explained what happened in a non-sensational way.

Lady at the shop was very helpful when I was searching for an item. Thoroughly recommended.

Visited March 2014
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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“Highly emotional and educational visit - good for the soul”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2014

Had the opportunity to pay respects to the 'uncle I never knew' who died at sea after two years in Changi as a guest of the Japanese. The guide who takes you around the museum has such depth of knowledge about the battle for Singapore, the superb military tactics of the invaders and the sheer scale of the defeat for Percival and his defenders, but this does not distract you from the sheer depth of brutality of the guards and the amazing strength and stamina of the allied troops imprisoned there - an amazing story of the strength and victory, ultimately, of good over evil. We were close to tears at many stages of the guided visit.

Visited April 2014
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Wexford, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A stroll in the afternoon.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2014

Took a stroll on the promenade and it was beautiful. The weather was very hot so we were glad of the outdoor seating to take a rest.

Visited February 2014
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Perth western australia
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“small but interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014

I found this place very interesting with a good insight into how the war impacted singapore. well worth a visit with one of the tours.

Visited January 2014
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