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“Changi Museum the Japanese and Singapore in War”
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The Changi Museum
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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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Battle of Singapore in World War II Full-Day Shared Tour
Ranked #19 of 854 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.
Reviewed July 19, 2014

Before World War II Changi was a small and peaceful village on the edges of this small island, with the Japanese invasion of the island this sleepy village was transformed into a horrific symbol of the inhumanity of man.

Changi Museum and Chapel is a poignant memorial to the atrocities inflicted upon both the civilian and military population of Singapore. With the use of photographs, letters and personal artefacts the suffering inflicted on the people is powerfully illustrated.

One personal testimony in particular is particularly moving, that of a young wife who was horribly tortured while her new husband was forced to witness her suffering and degradation.

Forget ‘attractions’ like Sentosa, the Garden at the Bay the Changi Museum is a must visit and one that will live in the memory for many years.

Take the audio visit but it can sometimes be a little disjointed and may not match with the exhibits.

Thank Suanphlu
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Reviewed July 19, 2014

Walking around this area one can see and feel the terrible time the fall of Singapore was. This is a very sombre and deep thinking place to see. One needs to take a moment to member the sadness endured here. RIP. Worth visiting this sad time in History

Thank beautyrose
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Reviewed July 17, 2014

Get the audio tour, it will save you a lot of reading - but be aware, not all tracks line up with the location numbers, and not all info is covered in the audio.
Lots of pictures and text. We arrived at the same time as a school group who because of their numbers were a bit noisy, so we waited for them to move on. They didn't stay too long so it was OK. Good to see the kids learning thier history.

Thank Geoff_Heather
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Reviewed July 17, 2014

The museum is small - a nice size that makes it possible to visit even with young children. The museum is well laid out and neatly ordered. Tracing over the wartime history of Singapore this museum is a must see among the series of war history museum.

Thank StrategyIdeas
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a must see while you are in Singapore. Well set out and easy too get around. Covers all of the fall of Singapore and the Death railway.

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