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Review of The Changi Museum

The Changi Museum
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US$45.41*
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Changi WWII War Trail and Museum Tour
Ranked #18 of 863 things to do in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Small but comprehensive collection that leads you through the horror of Changi during Japanese occupation. The audio guide is excellent and the first hand accounts are very moving. The museum showed the resilience and strength of the inmates. Very touching were the paper cranes gifted to the museum by Japanese school children.

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

A previous review mentioned this museum was a little out of the way. On our last day in Singapore we checked our luggage into the airport, then took a taxi to/from the Museum (about $11 each way). The entry fee was $8 p/p including the audio guide. The staff kindly offered to keep an eye on our cabin bags while we walked around the Museum. Along the way returning to the airport the taxi driver helpfully pointed out what remains of the original prison - a wall and some towers. The Museum curators have presented the history of Changi particularly well and this history includes the treatment of not only the POWs but also the civilians of Singapore. The shop has an interesting selection of books. One taxi driver recommended we also walk "100m" from the Museum to view a WWII cannon, however upon enquiry, it was 1km away and a replica and not looked after so I am glad we did not take up that suggestion!

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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Great museum, though a little out of the way. Interesting artefacts and the story was told well with the aid of the audio guide; even though mine kept blitzing out, the staff were very helpful with replacements. I guess I was sort of expecting to see a little more in terms of the actual prison site - but this was largely demolished, with only a few areas remaining which are part of the current prison. You can argue for the destruction/preservation of these monuments both ways, I guess.

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Reviewed 1 June 2014

With a grandfather who was a POW in Changi I found this site well worth the visit. A must for all Australians. Very helpful staff

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Reviewed 31 May 2014

This was a very memorable and thought provoking visit to a place holding a lot of sombre and sad moments in time . Although a fitting tribute to those who suffered and fought for their survival and their countries

Thank Barbara M
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