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“CLOSED UNTIL 2020!!!!!”
Review of The Changi Museum

The Changi Museum
Ranked #39 of 894 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.
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Do NOT lug all the way out to this museum - you will surely be disappointed that it is closed until some time in 2020! Extremely frustrating to discover after the loooong ride it here... with irritable teenager.

1  Thank Josie H
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

Part of the tour of the WW2 Japanese invasion of Singapore and I learned a lot more about what happened.

Thank peterwdowling
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

The museum presents a dark part of Singapore's history. The displays were tasteful and avoid overdramatising the horror of what would have been. Entry is free but the self guided audio tour costs $12 for two to share. It is a fair way out of town and requires changing from train to bus if on public transport.

Thank conatus
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

The museum and chapel are located on the site of the infamous Changi Prison which was demolished in the 1980s. The museum's exhibits are presented in what are by today's standards a somewhat old fashioned manner. It is especially meaningful for anyone who has relatives who were subjected to the bestiality of the Japanese The very moving letters displayed for relatives are testament to that.
The museum closed on the 1st April but the chapel will still by open for visitors. The museum will, apparently, be given a complete update and is scheduled to reopen next year.

Thank Martin B
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

We went on an organised trip with Tour East, well worth it, with an excellent commentry from Woo, giving the full history of Singapore during and since the war.

Thank Seasons1nTheSun
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