The Changi Museum is home to paintings, personal effects, photographs and letters detailing the Japanese occupation of Singapore, as well as the famous Changi Murals painted by British POW Stanley Warren during his time in Changi.
In their own words, the museum ‘inspires future generations to come and deepen their appreciation of the heroic and inspirational stories that unfolded in Changi during the [Second World] war.’
As well as a centre for education and resources, the museum serves as a reminder of the dark years of the Japanese occupation and visitors can see and read the stories – some quite harrowing – of the soldiers and civilians imprisoned here but also the stories of heroism, survival and bravery as well as taking a 45-minute guided tour.
The museum acts as a source of closure for POWs and their families and the museum has collected over 5,000 records of registered Civilian Internees who were interned in Singapore during the Japanese Occupation.
For anyone interested in the history of the Second World War, Changi Museum is an essential stop during your time in the Garden City.
Editorial from Historvius.com