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Address: 1000 Upper Changi Road North, Singapore 507707, Singapore
Phone Number:
+65 6214 2451
09:30 - 17:00
Closed now
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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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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... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 yesterday NEW

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 yesterday NEW

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 3 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited here during our recent stay in Singapore, very interesting and moving experience. The museum is free to enter and you pay 8 Singapore dollars for the hire of the audio equipment which is worth hiring as it allows you to hear peoples personal accounts. We traveled by MRT which was easy, when you come out of the station there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife, daughter and I made the trip out to Changi to honour the memory of my wife's grandfather. There were many memories for my wife of her grandfather and their talks about his life as a POW at Changi following the fall of Singapore. The visit to the museum was a silent affair, not sombre but respectful. The displays... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A visit to Changi Museum which features about historic happenings of Singapore invaded by Japan during the 2ND war world period. I was surprised after reading the notes attached to the pictures that in fact countries like Australia (thousands military soldiers and nurses, with some beautiful young OZ nurses being captured and tortured by male Japanese as sex slaves), India... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a good experience with some very poignant displays, but I have to say, my husband and I were both expecting more and thought it was actually based in the old prison, but it wasn't.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small museum but full of information about what is was like during WW2 for the people of Singapore, prisoners of Changi and others. It is free to get in, but we recommend hiring the headphones for a few dollars, to appreciate what it was really like. You can there using a taxi, but we found the MRT... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to reach by MRT to Tanah Merah and then Bus No 2. An excellent museum, describing through photos and artefacts, life in Singapore during the Japanese invasion. It also commemorates the Allied POWs who suffered so badly in Changi internment camp. Replicas of the Changi Murals and the Changi Quilts are also on display. In the courtyard there is... More 

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