Block 151 - Changi Murals at Roberts Barracks. Modern address: Martlesham Road, Changi. The Chapel is in the end ground floor room at the far side of the block. During the World War II, four Chaplains, fondly called "Padres" by servicemen, found themselves in Roberts Barracks. They negotiated with the Japanese and they grudgingly gave permission to make a chapel for the prisoners in the hospital area of the camp. With the help of the prisoners, he converted an end ground floor room of Barrack Block 151 in the dysentery wing. The chapel was fitted out with whatever furnishings were available, or could be made by the POWs. Some benches were found, and an altar and lectern were made. The chapel was dedicated to Saint Luke the Physician, an appropriate choice for the use Roberts Barracks was being put to. The POW, Stanley Warren, began painting The Murals early September 1942 and all five (The Nativity, St. Paul in Prison, The Last Supper, The Crucifixion and The Resurrection) were completed in May 1943. The murals were rediscovered in Changi Camp Block 151 in 1958. A search was undertaken successfully for Stanley Warren. He returned to Singapore in 1963, 1982 and 1988 and with the help of local authorities, restored the murals at Changi Camp. In 1968, Singapore Ministry of Defence had decided to take over responsibility of the murals and to keep them in good condition for display. Despite requests in the late 1990s from officials in the Ministry of Defence to move the Changi Murals from the Singapore Armed Forces Base to a more convenient location, Pamelia Lee (who was also a member of Singapore's National Heritage Board) affirmed that these would not be removed, as it is the the Singapore Tourism Board intention to keep heritage pieces intact and in their original location for as long as possible. Block 151 - Changi Murals is near Tangmere Road; is near Old Sarum Road; is near Digby Road; is near Northolt Road; is near Loyang Avenue; is near Changi Village Road; is near Calshot Road; is near Upper Changi Road North; Block 151 - Changi Murals is geographically located at latitude(1.3798 degrees) 1° 22' 47" North of the Equator and longitude (103.9829 degrees) 103° 58' 58" East of the Prime Meridian on the Map of Singapore or JB.
The locations related to Block 151 - Changi Murals are represented by the nearest distances two points and may not be nearest by road. For example, Block 151 - Changi Murals is located 343 metres from Changi Golf Course. Block 151 - Changi Murals is located 403 metres from The Changi Tree. Block 151 - Changi Murals is located 660 metres from Twinco Building. Block 151 - Changi Murals is located 667 metres from Eurocopter SEA Building. Block 151 - Changi Murals is located 690 metres from StandardAero Building.
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|Changi Golf Course is located 0.3 Kilometres away from Block 151 - Changi Murals. Changi Golf Course - 3 Photo(s) Featured.|
|The Changi Tree is located 0.4 Kilometres away from Block 151 - Changi Murals. The Changi Tree - 4 Photo(s) Featured.|
|Eurocopter SEA Building is located 0.7 Kilometres away from Block 151 - Changi Murals. Eurocopter SEA Building - 1 Photo(s) Featured.|
Meridien Changi 1.2km, Changi Village Hotel 1.2km, Loyang Resort 2.3km, are places to stay (hotel, service apartment, inn) located near Block 151 - Changi Murals.
Loyang Point 2.5km, White Sands 3.8km, Tampines Mart 3.8km, are places to shop (shopping mall, shop houses) located near Block 151 - Changi Murals.
Changi Village 1km, Johor Battery WW2 Gun 1.6km, Changi Beach Park 1.7km, are places of interest (attraction) located near Block 151 - Changi Murals.
Pasir Ris Primary School 2.4km, Greenview Secondary School 2.5km, Pasir Ris Crescent Secondary School 2.7km, are places of learning (school, college, university) located near Block 151 - Changi Murals.
Pasir Ris Street 21 Openspace 2.7km, Pasir Ris Park Maze Garden 3.4km, Pasir Ris Park Mangrove Swamp 3.5km, are parks, playgrounds, open fields or commons located near Block 151 - Changi Murals.
Block 151 - Changi Murals
Block 151 - Changi Murals
Changi Village is about 1 km away.
Changi Airport Fire Station 1 is about 1.1 km away.
Selarang Park Drug Rehabilitation Centre is about 1.1 km away.
Dart Express Building is about 1.1 km away.
Changi Village Food Centre is about 1.2 km away.
Yellow Ribbon Project is about 1.2 km away.