Changi Chapel & Museum

A beacon of hope for the hopeless. The Changi Chapel, housed within the open-air courtyard of the Museum, is a symbolic replica of the many chapels built during the Japanese Occupation. Built by Changi Prison inmates, it stands as a monument to those who maintained their faith and dignity during those dark years.

Letters, photographs, drawings and personal effects in the Museum relate the agony of the Japanese Occupation (1942-45) and imprisonment for more than 50,000 civilians and soldiers in Changi. One of the museum’s main highlights is the replica of The Changi Murals, a series of magnificent wall paintings recreated from the originals painted by bombardier Stanley Warren.

Screenings of videos such as ‘Changi Through The Eyes of Haxworth’ and ‘Elizabeth Choy’ are held regularly.

An open-air cafe provides refreshments for visitors in a rustic setting. The garden surrounding the cafe features a collection of local garden plants that Singapore homes typically planted during the Japanese Occupation to supplement their daily diets.

Sunday services are conducted by various church groups at the Changi Chapel every Sunday at 9.00am. Visitors are welcome to join these services.

Open
9.30 am to 5.00 pm (daily unless otherwise advised)

Admission
Free.

Approximate Touring Time
1 hr 30 min

Location
1000 Upper Changi Road North, Singapore 507707

Tel
(65) 6214 2451

Fax
(65) 6214 1179

Getting There
Take SBS Transit bus 2 from Tanah Merah MRT station (EW4). Alight at the bus stop right in front of Changi Chapel and Museum (after Changi Women’s Prison/Drug Rehabilitation Centre). Click here to view MRT route map.

(Visitors who wish to view the Changi Murals at nearby Changi Camp have to write in to the Public Affairs Department, MINDEF at fax: (65) 6764 6119 for approval.)

More information
Walk-In tours are available to visitors (at SGD 8.00 adults, SGD 4.00 children). First tour from 10.00am and the last tour at 4.30pm. For group tours of more than 20 people, discounted rates are available. Group tours/bookings can also be arranged by contacting The Changi Museum Pte Ltd at tel: (65) 6214 2451.

Source:http://www.visitsingapore.com/

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