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Haw Par Villa

262 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore 118628, Singapore
(65) 774 0300
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Ranked #83 of 340 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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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
48 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Haw Par villa originally called dragon balm villa was founded by two brothers-Haw and Par who invented the popular tiger balm Later it was named after its founders as Haw Par villa We went there as it was mentioned in guide book as a theme park located very near to the Metro station Haw Par villa and admission was free... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

It been recommended by our hotel concierge He say it free, you must see it It more about philosophy I love 10 courts of hell

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

It is strange that I found it empty of foreign tourists though it is such a fascinating place to visit, and very Chinese. It is just a minute walk from the MRT station and entry is free. It could have been a fantasy park with so many statues & images from old traditions, animal kingdom and myths. There are some... More

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Hong Kong
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135 reviews 135 reviews
58 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We are from Hong Kong and it used to be a Haw Par Villa there but since long demolished so we are happy it still exists one in Singapore. It is a calm place to have a stroll around, but be aware that the canteen may not be open and the whole area is not fully accessible, but we loved... More

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Bowie, Maryland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
51 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Many others have commented that maintenance is not great here, and that's accurate. There are a ton of statues, and it provides interesting background into Chinese folklore, which I found fascinating; you just have to look past peeling paint and dirty water. I would caution against bringing young children; there is a warning sign outside the 10 Gates of Hell... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

straight out of ripley's believe it or not is haw par villa, certainly the world's oddest and most colorful amusement park. it reminded me of a park full of the old, oddball roadside attractions that once lined america's first highways. words do not do it justice, you just have to google for images to believe it. the gates of hell... More

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Boise, Idaho
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I visited Haw Par Villa 37 years ago while staying with my relatives for the summer here. I HAD to go back to see if it was still here and it is. So colorful and unique. Just as the memory I had in my mind. The MRT SPS right at it and it's free so there is no excuse not... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I lived with my family in Singapore in the late 60's and my memories of playing in the Tiger Balm Gardens with my sister are very strong. So when I had the chance to revisit this year... wow! 45 years later and I still remembered the Buddah, the 10 Halls of Hell and King Kong (!) There was a giant... More

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Ruislip, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I visited this park over 20years ago & it was a great day out. I don't know how old it is but my Nan had told me she'd loved it too when she was there many years before I can only guess that they are constantly improving & updating it. If I was to go back again I would definitely... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

i'd been to Haw Par Villa with my family when i was young.. back then.. we can see trams going up and down the roads.. i can even remember there was a water ride that bypass the 10 courts of Hell.. and down it goes like roller coaster which sent me having nightmares that night ( from the ride rather... More

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