A visit to Changi Museum, a tourist destination that stands as a testimony to the sufferings of the POWs during WWII, gives visitors a better understanding of Singapore’s war days.
As a monument dedicated to the detainees of World War 2, Changi Chapel and Museum displays heart-wrenching collections of letters, paintings, photographs, and drawings that showcase the sufferings of both civilians and soldiers who went through humiliation, hunger, and loss of freedom. Among the powerful displays found in the museum is the tattered shoes of a civilian prisoner, and the Changi Murals — a poignant mural containing a series of Bible Themed paintings by POW Stanley Warren created to lift the bleak spirits of the detainees. Different exhibits in the museum give visitors a glimpse of the prisoners’ ingenuity, resourcefulness, and resilience amidst the bitter war.
Changi Museum is located at 1000 Upper Changi Road N, Singapore.
Opening Days and Hours
The museum is open daily from 9:30 to 17:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance to the museum is totally free, however, you have to pay to avail of the guided tours.
How to Get There
- By MRT, take the train to either Tanah Merah or Tampines station.
- From Tanah Merah Station, get on SBS bus line 2. Take bus line 29 if you are from Tampines station.
- Ask the bus driver to drop you off at Changi Museum.
- Solo Travelers/ Backpackers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
You can spend at least an hour and a half exploring the museum.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The museum is always jam packed. To avoid large crowds, visit between 13:00 and 16:00.
- Butterfly Garden
- Sunflower Garden
Nearby restaurants like The Bark Cafe, Porta Porta Italian Restaurant, Ding Heng, and 555 Villa Thai serve a variety of delicious Asian and Western cuisines.
Tourists can choose among a number of hotels that are conveniently located near Changi Museum. Hotels like Crowne Plaza, Park Avenue Hotel, Village Hotel Changi, and Changi Cove Singapore offer accommodations at rates ranging from USD 100 to USD 300.