Changi Chapel & Museum

Hey everyone!

Today on the 14th day of August in the year 1945, marks an important date of the end of the Japanese Occupation in Singapore. This week we have been exploring a little-known museum in the far-flung corner of Singapore, but which houses significant memories and tales of a time that many Singaporeans have not lived through: the Japanese occupation during World War II (WWII).

The Changi Chapel & Museum is a museum that depicts the historic knowledge about WWII in Singapore, the Japanese occupation, tales of livelihood and death, and the prisoners-of-wars’ (POWs) internment in Changi Gaol (malay for ‘prison’). In the museum rests a replica chapel, a symbolic structure representing all the wartime chapels built during WWII by the POWs.

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