The Changi Museum

The Changi Museum, Singapore: Address, The Changi Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

The Changi Museum
4.5
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Temporarily closed 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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DoricWanderer
Ellon, UK73 contributions
sad times
Mar 2020
this chapel was originally in changi prison grounds and was moved to its present location and a museum was built around it the chapel was used by prisoners of war, mainly brits who left notes and letters which they stuck on the wall. very moving
Written 4 October 2020
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Thomas N.R. Johnson
Stockholm, Sweden613 contributions
Unfortunately now closed for renovation, but still gives a good idea of the importance of the place (requires guide!)
Dec 2019
On our pre-booked tour with guide we unfortunately could not enter this museum, but still got a good presentation of the importance of the place on site. There is a (literally) captivating history behind this important place and the contrasts are great between what once happened here and the modern environment that surrounds the area today (including the gigantic international airport). I would love to come back another time and give myself the chance to see and learn more.
Written 6 January 2020
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Robert James
24 contributions
Check out the story of Changi
Oct 2019
This is as close as you will get to the prison. You will pass the high walls on the way to the Museum where the story will unfolds. If you have Family ties to the prison you get the feeling from the stories inside. For others it is a time to reflect on the past.
Written 6 November 2019
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jill58PooleUK
Poole UK25 contributions
If you have the lightest interest in the war history of the island ... Go...
Oct 2019
An incredibly moving experience of the terrible time experienced by many for the great course of us all alive today... prepared to be moved .. Go..
Written 31 October 2019
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DAVE SMITH
Perth Hills, Australia14 contributions
Very challenging
Jan 2019
A place I was not sure about visiting but glad I did. Very well put together and realise what people went through during that time. A place I would recomend but leave yourself a few hours.
Written 4 September 2019
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Lewis S
Townsville, Australia52 contributions
Must see piece of history
Sep 2018
the museum was closed for renovation when I visited but the chapel was accessible and there were plenty of external plaques to give you an earie history lesson, despite not getting into the museum I enjoyed the visit and thought it worthwile
Written 15 August 2019
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Andrew M
Baulkham Hills, Australia6 contributions
Changi WW II Tour
Jul 2019 • Couples
Carol our guide was very passionate and knowledgeable about the subject matter. Unfortunately the museum is closed for renovations but the addition of Kranji war cemetery was excellent. Would recommend. The start at Pasir Ris and the finish at Kranji meant a long trip back to the airport. All in all though a learning experience and thoroughly enjoyed.
Written 31 July 2019
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Sbytvl
Melbourne, Australia25 contributions
Interesting place to visit
Oct 2018
A little difficult to get to from the city train and local bus but worth the time, very moving and educational
Written 2 July 2019
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Wilf K
Kettering, UK130 contributions
Unfortunately all closed for renovation
Feb 2019 • Couples
But nonetheless this gets a 'very good' rating because the security guard behind the locked gate was exceptionally helpful and knowledgeable (no surprise really: before he retired he was one of the managers there). So, whilst not being able to walk around the place, we learnt a lot about Changi prison and the whole area. However, the restaurant next doors was open and we had a nice afternoon tea there.
Written 22 March 2019
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Robyn E
Adelaide, Australia126 contributions
Changi Museum under restoration
Oct 2018
I'm sure this will be wonderful when completed, however in the meantime, only the Chapel is open to the public. This too will be closed for restoration as from January 2019 and the whole site will re-open in 2020.
Written 19 November 2018
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