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Address: 1000 Upper Changi Road North, Singapore 507707, Singapore
Phone Number:
+65 6214 2451
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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This museum honors POWs who endured the Japanese occupation of Singapore in...

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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It's a bit of a jaunt by public transport involving bus or busses as well as MRT, but well worth the effort. The museum is free and features many pictures of the WW2 occupation... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's a bit of a jaunt by public transport involving bus or busses as well as MRT, but well worth the effort. The museum is free and features many pictures of the WW2 occupation and survivor quotes. It is impossible not to be moved. There isn't much on what happened after liberation, but there is a good little video on... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visit of Changi Museum and Chapel. WWII Japanese occupation of SG with moving and touching individual stories behind. Tribute to all the POW (prisoners of war). Emotionnel experience.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing place. Visited here a few years ago. Still a moving and humbling experience. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went when I was 6 years old, over 50 years ago, and the horror still lives with me. Revisited recently and it has changed: the photos of the atrocities have mainly gone (so as to not antagonise trading partners perhaps, hopefully to promote the healing process) but as a memorial it is still moving. Ironically, the Japanese school is just... More 

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Marbella, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

very good portrayal of the history of Singapore, the horrors of war and the impact on the culture of the city from different regimes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited today. A very moving experience. Very few people here on a Sunday afternoon, so great to escape the Sunday crowds at other attractions. We hired the headset for the audio tour. It is $8 for one person or two can share, with two headsets plugged in, for $12. We highly recommend the headsets as the... More 

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Hockley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Excellent museum showing life as a prisoner of the Japanese during WW2 well worth a visit although it's very moving.also has an excellent restaurant just outside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here during our recent stay in Singapore, very interesting and moving experience. The museum is free to enter and you pay 8 Singapore dollars for the hire of the audio equipment which is worth hiring as it allows you to hear peoples personal accounts. We traveled by MRT which was easy, when you come out of the station there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, daughter and I made the trip out to Changi to honour the memory of my wife's grandfather. There were many memories for my wife of her grandfather and their talks about his life as a POW at Changi following the fall of Singapore. The visit to the museum was a silent affair, not sombre but respectful. The displays... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to Changi Museum which features about historic happenings of Singapore invaded by Japan during the 2ND war world period. I was surprised after reading the notes attached to the pictures that in fact countries like Australia (thousands military soldiers and nurses, with some beautiful young OZ nurses being captured and tortured by male Japanese as sex slaves), India... More 

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