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Haw Par Villa

262 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore 118628, Singapore
(65) 774 0300
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Ranked #79 of 314 attractions in Singapore
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Type: Gardens
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: Haw Par Villa- The Tiger Balm Gardens or Haw Par Villa is a theme park located at 262 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore. The Chinese name is 虎豹別墅. The... more »
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Singapore, Singapore
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77 reviews 77 reviews
40 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This place is quiet different from the regular tourist attractions - most attractive is the 10 courts of hell which gives the details of the punishments that people would suffer for the sins they did in hell.Depicted in a nice way and might not be suitable for younger kids. A parental guidance board can also seen outside this place. Though... More

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Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I had been to Singapore before and done all the usual tourist attractions so this time I decided on something different. This amusement park sort of place without any rides will have you rethinking your thoughts on Singaporean attractions. It is different from anything else I experienced here but I would recommend it to anybody to see at least once.... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This is a unique and amazing place that should be on every Singapore visitor's itinerary! It is difficult to describe precisely, but it's along the lines of a statuary garden or theme park. As others have said, don't miss the 10 gates of Hell. For that matter, don't miss any of it--you can see everything in under two hours. Other... More

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Sudarg
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14 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

My second visit, the first being in 1968 as a merchant seaman visiting a very different Singapore quite regularly for 5 or 6 years. It brought back so many memories but I was shocked at the state that the 'Tiger Balm Gardens' had been allowed to descend into. Here is an iconic pieces of cultural history which has been allowed... More

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White Rock, Canada
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129 reviews 129 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I guess this attraction contradicts the general opinion of Singapore as a dull and staid place which offers little but shopping and eating. Better days have seen this attraction, but it is an interesting place to visit. As others have mentioned the "HELL" exhibition is the most interesting (and gruesome). You can tell this place was the mind of some... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I went with office mates after lunch. This colourful theme park features gruesome depictions of Chinese mythology, folklore, Zodiac animals and Buddhism. There an exhibit that shows the Ten Courts of Hell, quite gruesome. You'll also see exhibits about the Tiger Balm brothers. A lot of walking inside the park. The food stall was closed when we went there. There... More

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

If you are looking to add a bit of color to your day head out here. It's a fun contrast from the more traditional sights and makes for a nice break. Worth an hour or so especially if your are at this end of town. On the same MRT line as Botanic Garden and Labrador park so combine all three... More

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Visiting Haw Par Villa was a trip down memory lane. I last visited this attraction more than 12 years ago. While it's largely the same, the water theme park ride and amphitheater is closed. The highlight is always the 10 Courts of Hell. There are thousands of statues in the park and a walk around should not take you more... More

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WesternAustralia
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24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

I thought I had seen everything there was to see in attractions in Singapore and was convinced I had been here many years ago but my friend had not been so off we went.As soon as we arrived I knew I hadn't been here, it was obviously the one in Hong Kong I had been to. You cannot be disappointed... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This is a wildly colourful garden packed with brightly painted statues and dioramas each with its own story to tell. The garden is set on the side of a hill and the path can be a little steep if you are walking in the hot sun. There are plenty of benches available to sit and rest and take in the... More

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