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Haw Par Villa

262 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore 118628, Singapore
(65) 774 0300
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Ranked #64 of 279 Attractions in Singapore
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Haw Par Villa is like no other place in the world, with over 1,000...
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Haw Par Villa is like no other place in the world, with over 1,000 statues and 150 dioramas that dramatise Chinese legends and folklore.
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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I don't know why this attraction is not classed as a "MUST SEE!" because it is! We loved learning about the Chambers of Hell and spent at least 1-2 hours taking pictures with all of the uniquely strange statues that the park is filled with. You will come across mystical creatures, fat Buddhas, princesses and large painted faces.. the list... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Haw Par Villa could easily be my favourite place to visit in Singapore. 1) it's free 2) the place is well kept 3) has so much to see and so much history The whole park takes about two hours to complete. If you like old Chinese history and folktales, you'll enjoy this park very much. The sculptures are well kept... More 

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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Definitely a less tourist-y kind of tour for us but certainly a memorable one for us. We learned a lot about Chinese/Buddhism culture and it made us yearn for more knowledge and experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I doubt whether there are any thing that can be entertaining for adults but I am sure kids will enjoy this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I have visited this place several times in the past few years. Having heard from my parents they they visited this place during Chinese New Year when they were children, I wanted to rediscover the place for myself. I also researched about the place and wrote a report for a school project. It is easy to visit this attraction as... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I visit Haw Par Villa or Tiger Balm Gardens in Singapore over and over and never get tired of it. This huge sculpture-park once was a theme-park. Nowadays it is creepy and intriguing, beautiful and deserted and with a fascinating history and story. I wrote a whole series of blogposts about it. You can read one here. The rest you... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I visited Haw Par Villa sometime ago. It was my third visit and I left with the same feeling I had the two other times I went: “What on earth did I just see?” If you have been to Singapore multiple times and have seen almost all of the tourist attractions, you should visit Haw Par Villa. Haw Par Villa... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Also called "Tiger Balm Gardens," as it was built by the elder Aw brother, Boon Haw, for his younger brother, Boon Par--the two brothers who founded the Tiger Balm enterprise. Filled with spectacularly hilarious statuary and relief sculptures depicting scenes intended to instruct Chinese moral philosophy, the park originally had a didactic purpose. The Ten Courts of Hell, in particular,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Very interesting walking around looking at all the statues and reading the storied behind them. Very easy to get to. We caught the MRT there then wasked a very short distance. As we had done most thing thought we would try this. Deffiently not disappointed.

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Wrexham, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Such a change from the modern commercial city. After spending time in this fast-moving sophisticated city, here’s a chance to see the Chinese legends brought to life in full glorious colour – esp the blood :) As it’s got its own MRT station, it’s worth a short visit to see a different side to the city. Maintaining this large attraction... More 

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