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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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Changi WWII War Trail and Museum Tour
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Private Tour: World War II Introduction on Singapore

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Only a small museum but well worth the visit if your interested in the history of Singapore during ww2. Has a cafe area and an audio device if you decide to hire.Train or bus... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Only a small museum but well worth the visit if your interested in the history of Singapore during ww2. Has a cafe area and an audio device if you decide to hire.Train or bus transport are options but we enjoyed the bus with its top deck veiw of the outer areas of Singapore

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Wokingham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Easy to get to via MRT and/or bus. Free entry to the museum which has plenty of information on the displays but I would highly recommend the audio guide for which there is a small charge but gives you the added benefit of additional information and some personal interviews with former detainees. Powerful content which gives an excellent insight to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A moving experience highlighted by finding the name of a relative amongst the thousands of names in books at the conclusion of the tour. Easy to get to by public transport and a good cafe available for lunch. Audio tour well worth the cost.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited Changi Museum for the second time with a group of Australian university students studying Singapore's history, culture and politics. We had a guided tour of the museum with Catherine, a deeply knowledgeable researcher and wonderful story teller. The museum’s exhibitions are excellent in their own right, but Catherine's stories really captured the attention and emotions of our students.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A very well presented and moving exhibition. I wasn't sure what to expect but knowing the history of Singapore in WW2 i felt this was an extremely fitting tribute to their suffering and memory. The audio tour is an excellent addition to the experience. I spent about 2h here in total and certainly learned more about the harrowing experience of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was very impressed by this museum, it is fairly simple however quite powerful due to its content. I would highly recommend taking the audio tour, it adds a lot to the experience, especially the interviews with survivors. Make sure to take your time to read and listen to everything. It will give you a really good feel for the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A compact museum with a wealth of history from the Japanese occupation of Singapore.YOu probably need to allow around an hour to visity, we had 45mins and it really wasn't long enough if you want to read the descriptions of the exhibits.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If I read all of the stories on the information panels I would be an emotional wreck. If possible visit Battlebox prior to visit to understand the situation.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited Changi Museum on the way to the airport which is a good way of combining a trip. The museum is essentially free unless you want an audio tour. It gives good personal accounts of the suffering endured during WW2.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Transport was easy. We caught a No. 2 bus from our hotel on Victoria St (near the city) all the way to the Museum. A slow trip but comfortable and can look out at the city and suburbs on the way. the Museum was very informative and a very sad part of history. The museum tells the brutal story of... More 

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