The Changi Chapel and Museum is a war museum dedicated to Singapore's history during the Second World War and the Japanese occupation of Singapore. After the British army was defeated by the Imperial Japanese Army in the Battle of Singapore, thousands of prisoners-of-war (POWs) were imprisoned in Changi prison camp for three and a half years. While interned there, the POWs built numerous chapels, one of which was named St George's Church.
During the Japanese occupation of Singapore, there were a number of chapels built and rebuilt within and around the Changi Prison, where Allied prisoners of wars were interned. The Japanese did not restrict the POWs' religious activities, and thus the POWs converted existing buildings and utilised scrap materials to build altars and furniture.
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Rafizah Abdul Rashid | Mar 1, 2018
A very humbling experience. The exhibits remind us that everyone suffers during a war. I would give it 5 stars if not for the uninterested and unmotivating staff. The museum will be undergoing reno soon so hopefully new and better-trained staff be on hand then.
Barracudax | Jan 20, 2018
If you are in a hurry, augment your visit with the audio tour. But if you have about three hours to spare, the audio tour doesn't really too much to the experience, because the exhibits tell quite a rich story. An excellent museum overall.
Nick Morris | Feb 10, 2018
Not as big as I was expecting and fairly simple but still lots of good information. If you're interested in the subject matter, try to also watch the Changi dramatic mini series made by ABC Australia which I thought was very good and thought provoking. The Battlebox museum and tour (in Singapore) also overlaps with the information here regarding the events leading up to the surrender so that's worth doing as well. They have audio guides available for $8 which take you through nicely.
Richard Dunning | Mar 1, 2018
Great museum commemorating those interred by the Japanese in the second World War. Very moving displays that give a very personal insite to the invasion of Singapore. Strongly recommend a visit whilst visiting Singapore. The best way to get there is to catch a taxi.
Robyn Wickenden | Dec 7, 2017
We visited here after the Battle box. It doesn't compare really. This museum had a lot of reading, although there was also an audio tour on offer. The display were memories of people who had been interred as prisoners of war. It was insightful and I really enjoyed seeing the paintings done by inmates with limited materials. No photos inside.
Themiya Bandara Weerasekara | Mar 25, 2018
Small but interesting museum. Can be easily reachable using bus. Couple of hours will be enough. All the articles and stuff are related to the world war two experience in Singapore. If you wanna know about the history and how Singapore survive the war you must visit this place. Closes at 5PM. Staff is friendly and helpful. There is a small outlet to buy books or souvenirs. There are paid audio tours. I feel really proud when seeing the how Singapore is now after seeing how it was there after the world war.
Adrian Tristram | Apr 6, 2018
For info, from April 2nd 2018 to 2020, museum is closed for renovation. One star because information on website is not obvious. Lots of other visitors arriving to be told its closed. Only the tiny Chapel is open.
Dokter Roetker | May 2, 2018
MUSEUM IS CLOSED FROM APRIL 2018 TILL LATE 2020! I was not told beforehand, only the chapel is available to public... I was looking forward to see the hardships my grandfather had to endure at this prison in WW2, unfortunately I have to come back in 2021 :'( . Greetings from Amsterdam
PJ Reill | May 13, 2018
I really liked going here to the chapel and museum. Lots of fascinating facts and insights. I believe the museum is curently closed for renovations for a couple of years until sometime in 2020 which is a shame. Not sure why it is taking so long. It is a bit out of the way but worth the visit when it reopens for sure.
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