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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
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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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This is the second trip for me and my mom, but the first trip for my brothers and my boyfriend. We visit Haw Par Villa, the place that not so many tourist know. This place is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

This is the second trip for me and my mom, but the first trip for my brothers and my boyfriend. We visit Haw Par Villa, the place that not so many tourist know. This place is awesome, you will find so many statue about Buddhism. But this is an open place, not only for Buddhist. If you like to photograph... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is not the most typical thing to do in Singapore, which makes it more interesting. Haw Par Villa is far from the center which reduces the number of visitors. It offers a very unique point of view on the ancestral culture of Singapore, with many references to Buddhism and a mix of ancient Chinese religions. The 10 gates of... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Even though this attraction is considered to be old school and out of date it really is worth the visit. This was how they tried to teach Children the virtue of being good lawful citizens and what happened if you weren't. The sage of Monkey is also here and if you remember the TV programmer it is good to see... More 

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Collingwood, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

i expected a tiny garden but it stretched and meandered forever. nothing can prepare you for the unexpected. i don't think there's any park like this anywhere else in the world; it can aptly be termed a park on acid! the polychromatic colours were out of the world as well as the sculptures. i know hell is gory, but that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I love "Tiger Balm Gardens" - the best secret of Singapore. It is a walk through the fables of Chinese culture. Good prep for your visit will be reading those fables, but it is fairly evident what you are seeing. Moralistic but fun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I had been to a number of Chinese Buddhist theme parks in Taiwan, China and other South East Asian countries but none of the theme parks matches this one in terms of the scale and quantity of Chinese mythological sculptures depicted. The sculptures are glaringly and outstanding real painted with bold striking color decorated with faces of rich expression. When... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Haw Par Villa is like nothing I have ever seen before. My friend and I were amazed at the absurdity of it all. I am sure we did not experience the park in the spirit in which it was intended, but we had a really good time. The sculptures depict scenes from Chinese folklore as well as more modern scenes.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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

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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