Changi - Singapore
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut
N 01° 21.750 E 103° 58.450
48N E 385876 N 150621
Quick Description: A small museum exists where in the past was a Japanese WWII POW
Location: Singapore
Date Posted: 6/19/2019 5:44:35 AM
Waymark Code: WM10T10
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 4

Long Description:
Changi was originally built by the British as a prison. After the Japanese invasion in 1942 the occupiers took over the prison and combined it with the nearby British Army barracks to create a War Camp.

About 50.000 POW's were detained here but there were also civilians, specially Dutch who were captured in Indonesia, by then a Dutch colony.

Nowadays there isn't much to be seen on the spot. The original prison was demolished and although there is a Changi Prison, it's located in a different area and it's totally new.

There is however a small museum, which includes a replica of the camp's chapel and a nice exhibit dedicated to the suffering of the POW's there.

Check here the excellent Wikipedia article for further info:
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