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Address: 1000 Upper Changi Road North, Singapore 507707, Singapore
Phone Number:
+65 6214 2451
09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Informative but sadly being forgotten

Caught 5 bus out to Changi Women's Prison and walked the rest. Bus trip itself well worth as you don't see anything much from MRT. Takes about an hour to travel the ~24km through... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Caught 5 bus out to Changi Women's Prison and walked the rest. Bus trip itself well worth as you don't see anything much from MRT. Takes about an hour to travel the ~24km through the suburbs. Museum itself was well worth it and the audio tour at two at $12 cheap (less than 2 coffees at the nearby bar). Lots... More 

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Maribyrnong, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was quite out of the way but def worth the effort. it was about a $15 taxi ride for us. When we arrived i thought it was closed..but when i entered and everyone was silent..and reading..I knew it was the moving content that kept everyone quiet. I was very moved by the stories, the photos and some of the... More 

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Murwillumbah, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is so hard to believe the things that happen in war and what the people who were in Singapore when the Japanese arrived suffered. We should never forget

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 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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