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Symbol of hope, faith, courage, fortitude, and perseverance of man under Japanese captivity.

Changi Prison Chapel that stands opposite Changi Gaol is a replica of the Chapel built by the prisoners of war who were held in Changi Gaol during the Japanese Occupation from 1942 to 1945. The original Chapel was dismantled after the war and reassembled in Australia.

Changi Prison Chapel is a symbol of man's faith in God under extreme deprivation. Numerous prisoners of war worshipped regularly in this Chapel. Several other Chapels were built but most were destroyed by the Japanese.

It was because of the overwhelming interest shown by ex-prisoners of war, their relatives, friends and the general public in Singapore that the Singapore Tourist Promotion Board and the Singapore Prison Service jointly built this replica of this Chapel.

Next to the Chapel is the Changi Prison Museum which contains an excellent collection of drawing, sketches and photographs by the prisoners of war depicting life inside Changi Prison during the Japanese Occupation. Together Changi Prison Chapel and Changi Prison Museum are memorials to the prisoners of war and their wartime experiences.

The museum was demolished in 2000 to make way for the expansion of the new Changi Prison complex and relocated a kilometre away. It is now known as Changi Chapel & Museum at 1000 Upper Changi Road North, Singapore 507707.

The Changi Museum is open to the public and there is no admission charge.


The Changi Chapel and Museum
1000, Upper Changi Road North, Singapore 507707
Opening Hours : 9:30am - 5:00pm daily. Last admission is at 4.30pm (Including Sundays and Public Holidays)

Getting to Changi Chapel & Museum, 1000 Upper Changi Road North

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