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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 yesterday

With the destruction of the original Changi prison, the small and rather isolated site of the this museum looks initially unpromising. It is small but perfectly formed however, and evokes extremely well the harrowing capture, appalling treatment of, and incredible endurance and innovation of those...More

Thank 245cathrynl
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a sobering place to visit and the treatment of prisoners during the war. Well worth the visit and take the time to read the boards. One of the few free places to enter, you can get a guide or get headphones but we chose...More

Thank Eunice J
Reviewed 4 days ago

You are given headphones with a recorded tour, so you can view at your leisure at each station. They have documented extremely well and photos/artifacts are of abundance to really illustrate the timeline of the war the Singaporeans went through from the Japanese. Makes you...More

Thank Virginia E
Reviewed 6 days ago

Harrowing and unsettling allow at least and hour and a half to go around this small well kept museum. I would recommend the audio tour. Consider doing after a tour of the Battlebox in Fort Canning so that you experience those dark days from those...More

Thank wamunro
Reviewed 1 week ago

A cathartic experience and one not to miss if in Singapore. Easy to get to on public transport, but be prepared to spend 3-4 hours taking in the experience. Recommend paying the $8 for the audio tour...it provides first-hand experiences from the locals caught in...More

Thank Catherine S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide Uina was brilliant. Her knowledge and passion about the war was excellent and provided a great insight to the Japanese invasion. A little disappointing that there is only one wall left from the prison so nothing to see there. The museum is small...More

Thank Gazza594
Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting and informative look into the modern history of Singapore. The audio tour was well worth the small cost. The museum is small and the story was moving but it was easy to spend a couple of hours here just looking at all of...More

Thank Dallas C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small but well defined and labelled. Contains a lot of information that might not be known to all. This was stories that in England of the fifteis but I am not sure how much is known today The bus stops outside but check the area....More

Thank 1Bustrav
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The audio tour is a must, it highlights the plight of not just the military pow's but gives a great and thought provoking insight into the other POWs, local Singaporean Chinese, women and children. Was checking on a relative that was a POW during WWII,...More

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We 'enjoyed' the museum even though its content was quite hard to stomach at times due to the nature of the museum I.e. Japanese occupation during WWII. I enough highly recommend hiring audio players for a tour as you get more info that way.

Thank Jane A
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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
3 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.
21 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.