[EXPLORE SG] The Changi Chapel and Museum Near To Changi Prison Reopens On May 2021

The Changi Chapel and Musuem (CCM) located close to Changi Prison is where thousands of Allied Prisoners-of-War (POWs) and civilians were held captive during the Japanese Occupation of Singapore from 1942 to 1945. This revamped place is to remember the experiences of those hel and a site of pilgrimage for the families of those held captive. It was closed for revamp since 2018 and finally open with new look, new logo and more enhanced experience.changi chapel museum national heritage board
How To Get There
By Train & Bus: Take to Bedok/ Tanah Merah MRT Station and transfer to Bus No. 2/ 29. Alight at the Changi Chapel Museum Bus Stop.
By Car/ Taxi: If you are travelling from central areas, it will takes approximately 20 minutes drive to the museum. The fare is approximately S$20-30 per trip.
Note: There is parking space with a fee applicable.
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Admission Fee
It is FREE for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents. All you need to do is to show them your identity card or your TraceTogether App to register.changi chapel museum-admission fee
For tourists & foreign residents, there is a fee of S$8 for standard adult and S$5 for Senior (60 years and above) , Students and Special Pass.
Enjoy S$2 off admission when visitors present a valid ticket stub from the National Museum of Singapore.
Visitors are encourage to pre-book their slots via their page.
Or you can consider to join tour that covers dining options here.




What To Expect?
The revamped museum features eight exhibition zones. I will not go in details as I think it will be best for you to explore the exhibition yourself. As video-taking is not allowed, here are some snippets of the exhibition highlights. There are historical artefacts displayed in the exhibition sites too.changi chapel museum-1
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The highlight of the museum is the replica chapel featuring the Changi Cross. It is a representative of the various chapels of captivity and modelled after St. George’s Church. Made from the casing of a 4.5” howitzer shell and strips of brass from camp workshops, the Changi Cross was a feat of the POWs’ resourcefulness and ingenuity. Designed by Reverend Eric Cordingly, it was made by Staff Sergeant Harry Stogden with Sapper Tim Hemmings using a sharpened steel umbrella spike to engrave the badges of the four regiments making up the congregation of St George’s POW Church. The cross has been loaned on a permanent basis to Changi Chapel and Museum by Reverend Cordingly’s family.There is a corner where you can get the CCM publications and museum-inspired merchandise towards the end of the tour. It is right next to the registration counter.
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For more information, visit www.changichapelmuseum.gov.sg

Changi Chapel and Museum
Address: 1000 Upper Changi Road North
Singapore 507707
Opening Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays 9:30AM to 5:30PM
(Closed on every Mondays except Public Holidays)
Last admission at 5:00PM

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