As Singapore emerged from the shadow of World War Two, Changi too moved away from its reputation as an internment camp. Immediately after the war, the British Royal Air Force took over the area, and the Gaol was returned to civilian administration in 1947. For most of the former internees, the immediate urge to return to their home countries would prove strong. Some, however, remained in Singapore to continue their lives here.
In the following decades, countless former internees would return to Changi to remember their time as prisoners and to honour the lost. Though Changi today is a far cry from its former life during World War Two, its legacy will forever remain a part of the national and personal histories of the countries and lives it impacted.