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“A moving experience”
Review of The Changi Museum

The Changi Museum
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Changi WWII War Trail and Museum Tour
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Battle of Singapore in World War II Full-Day Shared Tour
Ranked #19 of 822 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.
Camden, New South Wales, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A moving experience”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

This was an important visit for us as Australians and is accessible by train and a bus which stops out front. The older children understood the significance of the visit but probably not suitable for children under school age. You are unable to take photos inside the museum and you need to pay a small fee for the audio tour which is worth listening to. It is a quiet and solemn place and certainly opens ones eyes to the tragedies experienced by those involved.

Visited June 2014
Thank Melissa O
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“A moving experience”
Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

A good depiction of the occupation of Singapore and the POW's.
I really enjoyed this. The audio was a good way to hear about everything, although it did not always match with the stations.

A great look at history.

Visited July 2014
Thank Julianne H
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Washington, DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Small gem for history buffs”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

The Changi Chapel and Museum is not large, but the exhibits movingly tell the story of Singapore's occupation during World War II, mostly using photographs and items donated by survivors of the period.

Visited June 2014
Thank LFW173
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Mooloolaba, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Emotional and very insightful into POW'S in WW2”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

This museum is very well set out and brings home how difficult it was for the POWS in the prison here. Take the audio tour as it explains so much about the suffering here under the Japanese. If you know of anyone who was kept in here there is a list of names and one of the staff was kind enough to photocopy the page which had my husbands uncle mentioned on it. Don't miss this as it's an eye opener in so many ways for Aussies especially.

Visited July 2014
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2014

Wonderful piece of history. Easy to locate and get there on your own, however, as part of a tour, the tour guide was so informative. Really enjoyed this, my husband loves anything to do with either WW, so this was one of his highlights

Visited September 2013
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