Singapore has many attractions for any visitor who comes to the country. Considering its relatively small size, most of these top tourists spots can be visited within a matter of days. For those who plan to visit this city-state for an extended period, there are many other lesser-known attractions to be explored and experienced.
Changi Prison Chapel and Museum is one such lesser known museum in the country and it is located on the Upper Changi North Road. The premise’s is open to the public from 9:30am – 4:30pm every day. The chapel is in fact a replica of the original, which had been constructed by allied prisoners of war at the time of World War II. It is considered to be a tribute to those who worshipped and suffered there during the war.
Even to this day services, sermons as well as gatherings of the Christian community are held here. The museum is home to many sketches, photographs and also personal items, which date back to the time of the country’s Japanese occupation between the years 1942 to 1945. A large number of the items which are found here have been donated by previous prisoners of war and also their relatives. There is also a resource centre which has a collection of information including rare books which provide an insight to life during the war.
For those who are keen to visit this historic site, the most convenient way to access it is by taxi and it will take approximately half an hour to get there from the main city area. It is also accessible by MRT or by bus. For those who are taking the SBS bus, one has to take the bus number 2 from the Tanah Merah MRT and there is a stop right in front of the Changi Chapel Museum.
For any tourist staying at a Singapore city hotel it is easily accessible in any of the above-mentioned ways. If you are looking for a 4 star hotel Singapore, M Hotel Singapore is one of the best choices that you can make. Here you can be sure to enjoy its stylishly sophisticated atmosphere. It is located at the centre of the financial district making it an ideal place from which to access this museum and many other attractions that this city state has to offer.