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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1000 Upper Changi Road North, Singapore 507707, Singapore
+65 6214 2451
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited this small, but interesting museum independently. It was well worthwhile despite not being heavily promoted. High percentage of Australian visitors- probably due to its relevance to history of Australia in WW2. Take time to read and reflect.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

So cheap to enter but I recommend you pay or the headset for your walk through the exhibit. No photos to be taken which is understandable. It's very sad to see how the POW's and local people were treated by the Japanese a must see...More

Thank Susan J
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the Changi Museum as part of a day tour around Singapore. Only the front wall of the WW2 prison remains at its original (different site). The museum has some excellent displays and quite detailed stories of what occurred during WW2 in and around...More

Thank Angelina_SA
Reviewed 6 days ago

Took bus 2 from Tahah Merah MRT from China Town, however on way back took Bus 29 to Tampines MRT ,as shorter wait time. I new some of the history surrounding this time however I was unaware that women and children were interned. The quilt...More

1  Thank Rosemary A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bus 2 from Tanah Merah MRT will get you here. Takes 1-1.5 h total journey time from downtown Singapore. Aim to spend 2-3 hours here and definitely take the audio tour ($8). The museum is small in size but there is a lot to read...More

Thank 936keithj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a fan of all historical, it was a very humbling perspective and new understanding created by the self-guided tour and great exhibits and personal stories about the Singaporean experience during World War II. The facility and exhibits are both personal and poignant and offer...More

Thank TPC0118
Reviewed 1 week ago

It has more information and interviews recorded in the audio guide, that helps us to understand more and easily about the display in the museum. I do appreciate the mini art room display about the history of it.

1  Thank Janet Ka Chung N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a sad place but all Australian should visit to understand what took place. Getting there is a little difficult and involved a couple of buses (and lots of confusion) but eventually found it.

Thank andrewlO7362ZL
Reviewed 1 week ago

The presentation of such sobering events during the Occupation of Singapore during WW2 is very sensitively done but a very real lesson of the harshness and bruitality of war.

Thank AuntyMim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite numerous trips to Singapore I had never visited the Changi Museum before. It is a must-see! It provides a insight to how the British, Australian, New Zealand etc prisoners-of-war were treated by the Japanese occupation forces, as well as some history of how local...More

Thank scrapgingergill
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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.
20 February 2017|
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Response from Ian F | Reviewed this property |
well worth it also try Battlebox and The Ford Factory where the surrender took place.