Changi Chapel and Museum

If you are a history buff, this obscure tourist spot in Singapore is for you. The Changi Chapel and Museum is a memorial to the atrocities of war in which humanity should already have learned its bitter lessons.

The complex has an outdoor chapel which is still being used for worship. In here you can find memorials to the prisoners of war during World War II. The altar has a cross which was made by Sgt. Harry Stogden who was killed during the war. Near the altar, you can offer candles to those departed in a sandbox containing sand from Changi beach, which was said to have been bloodied by victims of war.  

The outdoor chapel.

The entrance to the chapel.

The prison door.

There are also murals in the museum depicting episodes in the Bible. The scenes were well-painted, and evokes a feeling of hope. 

Mural of the "Nativity."

Mural of the "Last Supper."

Mural of the "Crucifixion."

Mural of the "Ascension of Jesus into Heaven."

They also exhibit there the table used during the religious services at the chapel. Its linen, cross, and candle holders are modest in style.

The table used for religious services.

The organ used by prisoners in playing liturgical music is also on exhibit. They used it to make their worship lively.

The organ used by prisoners during their worship service.

Visiting this place will not only make one learn about the atrocities of war and how the indomitable human spirit can triumph, but also enjoy the place in its sacred serenity.