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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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  • Well put together sequence of how the Japanese treated especially westerners after the surrender in 1942. Leaves little to the imagination, and details many heroic acts. Not at original prison site, a...  more »
  • The Changi Museum is located a few miles west of Changi village. To get there, take the East West MRT line to Tanah Merah station and then bus number 2 to the museum. Although there is an audio guide,...  more »
  • We had a tour guide us through the Changi Museum which was excellent & helped us understand what happened there. Very sad to hear what the prisoners experienced. I am pleased we visited the Museum.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • An informative place to be, one of the few WWII related museum in this country.

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