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

It is very very easy to get to Changi Museum by bus, car or taxi. We took the bus from Singapore centre. The displays at the museum were excellent, a variety of pictures... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is very very easy to get to Changi Museum by bus, car or taxi. We took the bus from Singapore centre. The displays at the museum were excellent, a variety of pictures photographs and written accounts from the sometimes disturbing Japanese occupation of this part of the world, during the Second World War. Many nations were very badly treated... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you have read or seen King Rat or Empire of the Sun, you have seen Changi Prison. It was the scene of tremendous cruelty and brutality during WWII and this is a moving museum to remember those who lived and died within its walls. It is somewhat out of the way but on an island that is only 28... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was surprised to find myself choking up with emotion during my visit here. The Changi Museum is one of the better museums in Singapore and does an excellent job of telling the story of the unimaginable hardships endured by PoW's, civilian internees and civilians during the Japanese Occupation. Pictures, quotes and only a small number of objects on show... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is actually free to get into the museum but you can purchase some head phones to hear a commentary for $8 per set. It is a very moving museum and horrible to think what our brave men went through. It is hard to read some of the comments as the lighting is not 100% but the pictures tell a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the previous museum 20 years ago,the new site is a wonderful improvement. I strongly recommend the audio guide to really understand the story.This museum tastefully gives the moving story of all nations involved,and the hardship of the Singapore population. I would add the people running the museum are first class,and are particularly helpful to the disabled.

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This houses the Changi prison which is turned into a museum today. There are strict rules of no video or photography so take time to read the scripts, banners and history. it reminds us of the brave soldiers from India, Australia, New Zealand and Britain who fought for independence. The museum is well structured and has a small chapel attached... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is not big but can take a while to get through if you read everything.We were on the round the island tour bus so were limited at time at each stop which was sometimes not long enough.A graphic reminder that war is not pretty and that mankind can do hideous things to each other,not too different in todays... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the tour by head phones, very informative but also depressing. In all the tour last a couple of hours and afterwards you were able to if you had a family member who had been in Changi during the war you were able to get a print out of when they were captured etc. I managed to get my late... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

No visit to si galore is complete without a visit tomthe museum and nearby prison. Brings home the horrors of what happened

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Changi Museum with my wife last month. It was a small museum but quite emotional. You can get to the museum by public transport or taxi. So interesting but we felt so sad after aware of it's history. However, we still recommend you to visit this museum if you visit Singapore.

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