Synopsis
The main Prisoner-of-War (POW) camp, now a solemn reminder of what life was like during the Second World War and a pilgrimage for the ex-Prisoners-of-War and their families.

How much time you will need: 1 to 2 hours.

What we thought of it: A must-visit if you're following the historical trail of Singapore. If you have the time, it is still worth a visit.
Address & Contact Information
Addr: 1000 Upp Changi Rd North
Singapore 507707

Tel: (65) 6 214 2451

Email: changi_museum@pacific.net.sg
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Page created on 12 Nov 2007
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Review
As you walk through the Museum, you can see a sizeable collection of letters, photographs, drawings and personal artefacts that give a vivid picture of what happened to the POWs and civilian internees; of what life was like during those years of war. Its amazing to think that many of the items and much that were written were donated by POWs, war veterans and their families who were, until recently, or are still alive.
A floor map and exhibits of Changi Prison help you understand what prison life was like, especially during the Second World War.

Another remarkable reminder of the wartime courage and strength that is of great inspiration and encouragement is the Changi Murals and wartime paintings and pictures by various wartime artists. The Changi Murals in the Museum are full-size replicas of the actual Murals located in an area that is closed off to general visitors (do note that you can actually view the originals upon official request). Read about Stanley Warren who completed painting the 5 Murals despite poor health, and how he had to be persuaded to return Singapore to restore the Murals.
The Changi Chapel is a replica located outside the Museum, in the Courtyard. It is a symbolic representation of the many chapels built by the POWs and civilian internees. Many visitors have left personal messages and dedications on the chapel notice board. Though only a replica, it is a peaceful place to be.
Don't miss the Changi Cell - the door to the Cell is a little obscure. It is located just outside the main entrance of the Museum (on the right-hand side when facing the main entrance). With the help of an audio recording, it is unlikely that you will forget the experience of being in a small, dark room with no window and only a small opening high above the wall.
Do also spend a little time browsing the collection of rare books about Singapore during the Second World War you wont find them anywhere else.

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Tips
Make this part of the historical trail in the eastern part of Singapore. Other nearby places of historical interest include: Johore Battery

Things to Bring
A solemn heart and an open mind.

Opening Times
Opening times: 9:30 am to 5 pm (last admission is 4:30 pm)

Best time to go: Anytime - most of it is indoors.

Admission Fees
Free. In-house tour (45-minute guided tour in English) or Audio tour - $8 per adult and $4 per child.

How to Get There
By Taxi - Tell the taxi driver that the Changi Museum is located close to the Changi Women's Prison. This is the fastest and easiest way to get there.

By MRT - Alight at Tanah Merah MRT Station on the East-West line. Take SBS bus 2 towards Changi Village. Ask the driver to let you know when to alight.

Alternatively, alight at Tampines MRT Station on the East-West line. Go to Tampines Interchange and take SBS bus 29 towards Changi Village. Ask the driver to let you know when to alight.

Other Attractions Around Changi
Changi Beach Changi Museum
Changi Village and Boardwalk Johore Battery
Pulau Ubin Singapore Airshow
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