|Civil Service Club (Changi Clubhouse) | Singapore Civil Service Club|
|Places in Singapore - Changi Point|
|Written by Singapore Guide|
Civil Service Club
Manasseh Meyer was a wealthy Jew who built the Chesed-El Synagogue at Oxley Rise in 1905.
He built this bungalow before the British surveyed the area in early 1927. With the growing military family population in Changi after the British established a base in Changi, the bungalow was bought over from Mr Meyer in 1933 to be used as a school. When the British surrendered to the Japanese in February 1942, the bungalow was occupied by a Japanese army section under Lieutenant Okazaki to run the camp for prisoners-of-war.
When the British returned after the war, the building became the Royal Air Force Transit Hotel where RAF officers would have their breakfast before taking off.
It is today part of the Civil Service Club in Changi.