The Changi Museum

This is a monthly post on 'Educational Places'. Every 4th week of the month I will post on local educational places we have brought AJ to.

Jan - The Coins & Notes Museum
Feb - The NEWater Plant
Mar - Gardens By The Bay - The Cloud Forest
Apr - Gardens By The Bay - The Flower Dome

Not too long ago, I brought AJ to the Changi Museum.  As our country is approaching its 50th birthday, I thought it may be good to educate the boy that the peace & prosperity that this country enjoys now didn't come easy.

The Changi Museum is dedicated to all those who lived & died in Singapore, in particular the Changi area, during the dark years of World War II.  Through documentation of significant events of the Japanese Occupation, the Museum also serves as an important educational institution & resource centre for our younger generation.

The Open Chapel

The Indoor Chapel

This is the floor plan of a typical Changi cell

The trip to the Changi Museum got me very motivated to share more with AJ on the history of Singapore, I would really like him to know what we have now is the result of the sweat, toil, labour & fights of our ancestors.  I also want him to remember our founding father, MM Lee.  So I then went to bookstore to look for a history textbook which could explain Singapore's history in meaningful pictures & simple language. & I found this.

Slowly, but surely, we will do our very best to get him to read up more about this tiny red dot.  We will also explore more historical trail.

The Changi Museum is open daily & admission is free.  There is a paid 45-minute guided in-house tour (English) at 9.45am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm.  Do call them 1st to check on availability before heading down.  A guided tour or an audio tour is definitely more beneficial than roaming around on your own.

The Changi Museum
1000, Upper Changi Road North, Singapore 507707
Tel: (65) 6214 2451
Fax: (65) 6214 1179
Operation hours: 9:30am – 5:00pm daily
Admission: Free

Getting There
By MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) & Bus
SBS Bus No. 2 from Tanah Merah MRT Station (EW4), or
SBS Bus No. 29 from Tampines MRT Station (EW2)
Alight at the bus stop at the Changi Museum
(after Women’s Prison / opposite Changi Heights condominium)

Free parking is available to those who drive but do note that it is a small carpark.


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