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The Changi Museum, Singapore

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Feel the weight of history at The Changi Museum, offering a sobering insight into life during World War II. Located next to the infamous Changi prison and far-removed from the glamour of modern Singapore, the museum features paintings by William Haxworth--a POW--among its collection. Haxworth's secretly painted works present a stark view of prisoner life in crowded, unhygienic conditions. Take a 45-minute guided tour to gain a deeper understanding of the story. Add The Changi Museum and other attractions to your Singapore trip itinerary using our Singapore family vacation planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    We visited this small, but interesting museum independently. It was well worthwhile despite not being heavily promoted. High percentage of Australian visitors- probably due to its relevance to history...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    So cheap to enter but I recommend you pay or the headset for your walk through the exhibit. No photos to be taken which is understandable. It's very sad to see how the POW's and local people were trea...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    It's indescribable what people can do to each other. Every time I am surprised and sad about this and yet you should here take note of it. It reminds me of the saying: ' never again '.
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  • August 12, 2017
    A good view of Singapore under occupation. Small museum. About 30 displays. 75% are quite interesting. Headphones are available for a self guided tour. I went without and my companion used them. If you don't mind reading lots of text, it's ok to go without headphones and the experience is good, almost emotional. Story is told from an Australian / New Zealand / local perspective. British story is somewhat lacking, rather like their response at the time. Very small section from Japanese perspective is the most telling of all and gives great insight to the war in the east. Very clean and somber. Takes no more than two hours to get through it all.
  • July 2, 2017
    Good museums tell good stories, and this place has a big story that crosses many divides. It offers a wide ranging perspective on the invasion of Singapore and its subsequent impact on the people who were caught up in the events. Changi has an infamous role in the occupation of Singapore, but it is viewed as part of a bigger story, that weaves the experience of the inmates of Changi prison, with ordinary Singaporeans. Any visit will be enhanced with the excellent audio tour equipment offered by the museum.
  • July 23, 2017
    Excellent museum. Allow at least 90 minutes. Strongly recommend the audio-tour option. We got there on a Number 2 bus (caught from Tanah Merah MRT) which took us almost directly to the museum entrance.
  • July 1, 2017
    The museum takes the visitors along a painful period in Singapore's past and Changi's links during those dark days. The displays are thoughtfully laid out, with contributions from survivors of the atrocities. It was a sombre feeling to be walking around the museum. Entrance is free of charge and the staff are very nice.
  • May 31, 2017
    Nice museum commemorating prisoners of war in Singapore in the second world war. They offer audio tours as well. Well done for such a small museum.

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