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The Changi Museum

1000 Upper Changi Road North, Singapore 507707, Singapore
+65 6214 2451
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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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1000 Upper Changi Road North, Singapore 507707, Singapore
+65 6214 2451
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Reviewed yesterday

Not large a large museum but it captures the essence of the period a very moving experience; my wife’s step-grandfather was a prisoner. One leaves almost numbed by the brutality of the Japanese invaders, which the displays clearly show. If visiting by cab – the...More

Thank Waygoose
Reviewed 2 days ago

Can't even begin to understand how the prisoners suffered in such appalling conditions. Their inventiveness and determination to survive was inspiring.

Thank Liz B
Reviewed 3 days ago

I am 72. I was on my way to join my wife and family in New Zealand.I stopped-over in Singapore to catch up with Chinese friends, that I haven't seen in 30 years. I chose to stay in the Village Hotel in Changi providing a...More

1  Thank jollyrobert
Reviewed 4 days ago

We did this as part of a tour but we didn't have enough time here to look and read everything. Very informative. Well done.

Thank Leanne L
Reviewed 4 days ago

This gives all the facts of the British surrender and Japanese occupation in a clear, concise and very moving way. Well worth a visit and free entry.

Thank HighAird
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well worth the visit, take the MTR to Tanah merah and the no 2 bus to the museum, the travel is all covered by the tourist pass and the museum has an audio guide to rent ,it’s all very affordable. Be prepared to spend 2...More

1  Thank BarryJ_100
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here after the Battle box and in the knowledge this museum is to close shortly for renovation. It doesn't compare to the Battlebox. This museum had a lot of reading, although there was also an audio tour on offer. The display were memories...More

Thank Nonstop_Kiwi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having lived in Singapore as a child, the atrocities of the war in Singapore were based on hearsay. This brought it all home, very vivid and thought provoking. Well worth a visit.

Thank Pompeyken
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very moving experience for anyone who has an interest in the war in the Far East. The determination and the suffering of those who were imprisoned at Changi Prison Compound.

Thank bigbob44425
Reviewed 1 week ago

After having visited the Battlebox this museum is a continuation of the history of Singapore during World War 2. The museum is free however I'd recommend paying for the audio tour, just $8.The exhibitions are excellent. The museum is due to close soon for renovation...More

1  Thank maxdaffodil
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21 August 2017|
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Response from Birt1964 | Reviewed this property |
Hi we were staying at Marina Bay and got a taxi from the hotel. It cost less than $25.00 for a return trip. The staff at the museum will call the return taxi for you.
Karen N
8 April 2017|
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Response from Penguin2501 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, definitely! I found that doing the audio tour in my own time, meant that I did not feel rushed, I was able to look at the exhibits in detail and take time to absorb the information. Give yourself 3-4 hours to get out... More
2 March 2017|
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Response from Agnes G | Reviewed this property |
Ops, I missed your question. It only takes about 1.5 - 2hours to tour the whole place.