"Step back to WW2: Changi Museum & Chapel" Top 5 Page for this destination Singapore Off The Beaten Path Tip by xuessium

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This is a little musuem built to commemorate the PoWs taken prisoner here in Changi Prison after the fall of Singapore to the Japanese. Australians, New Zealanders and British soldiers were imprisoned here till the end of the war. There are many moving stories recounting the horrors and sufferings suffered by the PoWs in the hands of their Japanese captors.

As advised on the website, the Museum also offers 2 guided tours (I have done neither) for folks wanting to re-live the WWII moments:
Battlefield Tours and Changi WWII Tour.

The former will bring you to visit places such as Mt Faber (site of Faber Fire Command), Labrador Park (site of old WWII six-inch gun battery), Alexandra Hospital (ex-military hospital) and Kranji War Cemetery (a Commonwealth War Cemetery)
The tour departs every Wednesday. The meeting place is Little India MRT station, Exit E.

The latter will bring you to places such as the Changi Chapel & Museum itself, Changi Beach (Site of Sook Ching Massacre), Changi Village, Johore Battery (replica of WWII 15-inch gun battery) and outside Selarang Barracks (a Japanese PoW camp during WWII).
This tour departs every Saturday. The meeting place is Pasir Ris MRT station, Exit B.

Price Range
SGD 25 adults, SGD 20 children (Battlefield Tour)
SGD 40 adults, SGD 20 children (Changi WWII)

3.0 hrs

Tour Time
1400 hrs (Battlefield Tour)
1000 hrs (Changi WWII)

Pre-booking is required for the Tours. Please call (65) 6325 1631 or (65) 6214 2451 by 1600 hrs the day before to reserve your seat. Availability is on first-come-first-served basis.

To get to the museum, take the MRT to Tanah Merah station and switch to bus No.2. Or you can take a taxi.

Website: http://www.changimuseum.com/

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  • Updated Dec 4, 2005
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