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Haw Par Villa

Address: 262 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore 118628, Singapore
Phone Number: (65) 774 0300
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Ranked #69 of 324 Attractions in Singapore
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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, Nature & Parks
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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Cambridge, UK
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202 reviews 202 reviews
40 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I am sure the place tells more to someone actually familiar with all the religious and folk stories depicted in the park; for me a sheer scale of the enterprise and the wild vivid colours of this all are enough of a reason to spend couple of hours in the park. Pity that the "villa" itself has not survived. BTW,... More 

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Seattle
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

Most travelers don't think of visiting the park. But if you a couple hours to share and have plans on the west side of Singapore, do plan to make a trip to the park. It is free and very interesting. There are many sculptures depicting ancient Chinese folklore. There is an area of the park that shows the 18 levels... More 

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Jarkarta Selatan
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Haw Par Villa or Tiger Balm Garden was used to be one main attraction in the past. Eventhough the management had tried to renovate the place but it still looks old and rundown.. One time visit is more than enough.

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Melbourne, Australia
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51 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I'd been meaning to come here for the last seven years and four trips to Singapore - it didn't disappoint! It's the most morbid and moribund "theme park" I'v ever seen - dark, macabre and gruesome! Fantastic way to get to know the ways you'd be punished for everything from stealing to lying and adultery. Been there, done that, don't... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

What began as a villa built by a brother for his younger sibling transformed eventually into a park with dioramas from Chinese mythology and such. Now, I'm neither Chinese nor Buddhist, so I run the risk of giving a flawed account but what I have written here merely reflects what I took from my visit to Haw Par Villa. The... More 

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

This is one hell of a trippy place I dont know if its meant to entertain you, scare you or simply initiate flashbacks You simply HAVE to see it to believe it The seven levels of hell exihibition will guarantee you nightmares!

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The first time I've visited after hearing so much about it over the years. Easily accessible from Haw Par Villa mrt station. An hour is enough to get the general idea. The Ten Gates of Hell was quite good fun, although a little scary for our daughter.

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KUala LUmpur
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

we were staying in the orchard road area, so decided to take the MRT the most convenient. however, will take approximate 1hr to reach. this place is good for younger children to learn cause & effect and values eg. friendship and filial piety towards elders. wear comfortable walking shoes for walking in between changing trains at the MRT stations. also... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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

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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