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Singapore Changi Chapel and Museum

Changi Prison is the site of the World War II POW camp. Many Allied detainees from the World War II, became prisoners and were subjected to cruel and horrific conditions.
Replica of Chapel Since the relocation of the Changi Prison, in 2001, the prison is now a chapel and museum. The now Changi Museum is a collection of artefacts, materials and pictures of the daily lives of the Prisoners of War (POW). The Changi Museum is used worldwide as resource centre and educational source of the aspects of World War II.

The Changi Chapel and Museum also contains unique and Brass cross at the Changi Chapelarchitecturally beautiful exterior surroundings. Outside the court yard of the chapel is replicas of the many chapels. These chapels, in the time of the World War II conflict and now are an inspirational reminder of the great efforts it took to overcome the tyranny of the Japanese rule.

Many of the Changi Chapels adornments like the Brass Cross are poignant remainders of a horrific war. The Brass Cross is Board of remembrancemade of spent ammunition casings, from the valiant World War II soldiers' guns. The Chapel has also created the board of remembrance and many relatives of fallen soldiers' have pinned messages for the dead.

The Changi Museum has been shown the true cruelties of Prisoner Of War camps. More than 3 years of history and stories of 50,000 civilians and soldiers are held within its walls. Replica of Mural by Stanley WarrenGreat displays of Letters, drawings, artefacts and many effects of prisoners tell the tale of the War and triumph over adversity. Inside the Prisoner of War camps, the soldiers had to struggle against hunger, disease humiliation and death, along with trying to maintain the strength to survive.

There are many Murals, on the walls of the Changi chapel. The most memorable of these is painted by the Bombardier Stanley Warren. Stanley Warren used camouflage paint, crushed snooker chalk and aircraft paints to paint Bible scenes. Many of the tools prisoners like Stanley Warren used were smuggled in by fellow Prisoners of War.

Their faith and belief in God and country, kept these men alive through all the horrors that War, entails. Strong Men that have survived through the World War II strife's have made it through forgiving their keepers, but never forgetting the pain and struggle the Prisoners of War had to endure.

The Changi Museum and Chapel also utilizes screenings of videos, books and literature, to relate the life of the civilians and the Prisoners of War.

 

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