Occupying the mind in Changi

A night out – theatre and concerts in Changi

Entertainment was an essential part of maintaining morale and fighting boredom. There was no lack of talent on which to call, and a great deal of skill and ingenuity went into producing scripts, sets and costumes.

By the end of 1943 many of those who had performed, or those who had watched, were either dead or scattered over work camps in Burma, Thailand, Borneo and Japan.


AWM RC00853 Promenade Concert (200Kb PDF file)

AWM RC00851 The Dream (250Kb PDF file)


AWM RC00849 New Pins and Needles (250Kb PDF file)
RC 00849

AWM RC00846 Dover Road (170Kb PDF file)


Prisoners of the Japanese