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Haw Par Villa

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Address: 262 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore 118628, Singapore
Phone Number: (65) 774 0300
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Haw Par Villa is like no other place in the world, with over 1,000 statues...
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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Quaint and unusual Chinese park

Although this park was renovated many years ago, I had not visited it for more than 20 years. Brought back many memories of my childhood when my parents brought me and my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Although this park was renovated many years ago, I had not visited it for more than 20 years. Brought back many memories of my childhood when my parents brought me and my siblings there to 'scare' us into obeying them. The courts of hell were a real eye-opener and the punishments for the numerous 'crimes' were indeed extreme. Was fun... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A theme park dedicated to Chinese folklore, traditions and superstition albeit in a slightly jazzy setting. Admission is free and the park is easily accessible by the MRT (Haw Par Villa station along Circle Line). If you have ruin lust or a love of abandoned places, this quiet park that can get slightly unsettling at times (because of gory imagery... More 

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Greater Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great MRT to Haw Paw Village, glad very close walking. Delighted to see first part all fresh and looks newly painted. It was very very hot and humid walking. Took advantage of the many seats to look and rest along the way. Only saw 2 workers. Nice quiet visit. It was a welcome change NOT to have to pay to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Haw Par Villa used to be a full-on theme park. No longer financially viable, it has been taken over by the state and is now free to visit. It is definitely worth the diversion from the city center. The highlight is easily the 10 Courts of Hell. The grounds of the villa make for a very nice walk, and there... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This park has been around for ages and was built by Aw Boon Har, whose fame is the Tiger Balm Ointment. He was a generous man who donated his own land and used his own money to build a theme park for the local community many years ago. Back in those days, its like a 'Universal Studios' for the local... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

this park is worth to go because is free and next to mrt station, but looks a little scary because depicting scenes from Chinese mythology, folklore, legends, and history.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

easy to get too right next to the mrt station,,its free entry,,chinese folklore culture, sculptures . not many people there,interesting place,,bit run down,but its worth a look

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Lots of amazing statues and buildings! This place would of taken for ever to construct! Great place to look around and take pictures:)

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

One could spend hours in this extraordinary place, although we only made a brief visit. Besides the gardens, pavilions and pagodas, there are numerous statues and caves full of scary scenes of "punishment": limbs being severed, people being drowned in blood ... and so it goes on! I believe parents bring their young children here to instill in them a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A great Chinese cultural heritage. My friend's 3 year old son was totally captivated by the colorful figurines!

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Address: 262 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore 118628, Singapore
Phone Number: (65) 774 0300
Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore

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