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The Changi Museum, Singapore

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History Museum Museum
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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  • The museum is well set out and easy to visit. Although not huge it will take at least an hour to go through and view all the exhibits. The place is somber and will evoke emotion even from the toughest...  more »
  • We learnt a lot during our visit to the Changi Museum. I knew a little of the history of Singapore during WWII but this was a great way to gain a better understanding. It was very interesting but also...  more »
  • Went on the Trip Advisor Changi Museum POW Tour at $60 per person. This was not value for money. Even though the Tour Guide advised us that she had been doing this for the past 16 years I was disappoi...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Is a very small but powerful museum. Being a Brit, we never really learn about this side of the Second World War over here, so it was incredibly heart wrenching and interesting to find out more. It's a bit far out so advise a taxi, but you only need maybe 60-90 mins here due to its size.
  • The small chapel, even though not air-conditioned, is surprisingly quiet and serene. The museum collections are moving, in par with the more popular Old Ford Factory.
  • I cannot say that this was a pleasant experience: the subject matter is anything but. However, it gave me a much greater understanding of the historical perspective of some aspects of Singapore. Educational and very worthwhile.
  • Historical museum next to Changi prison. Gives a glimpse of Singapore during world war II mainly during Japanese conquer. Easily accessible by bus#2, not far from Changi beach. Vicinity is very green and quite.