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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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Interesting place

As an American visiting a "theme park" and seeing displays of death, it is unlike anything in America. Very interesting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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Greenville, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

As an American visiting a "theme park" and seeing displays of death, it is unlike anything in America. Very interesting.

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Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Haw Par Villa is a curious place indeed. There is no entrance fee, so no excuse to not go there for a short visit. The MRT brings you right to the entrance of the park. The park of the former Haw Par Villa is full with colorful painted statues and dioramas. I found this place well worth the visit, but... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This was a good way to kill a couple of hours. But very bizarre. The 10 Courts of Hell was interesting to view. Very easy to get to just get off at the Haw Par Villa MRT and it's easily signed. The story behind it is quite sad with the destruction of the Mansion that was on site. Also tells... More 

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George Town, Malaysia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Conveniently located just outside the Haw Par Villa MRT Station. The villa is undergoing maintenance (as at October 2014) but is still open to the public. Some statues were newly repainted while others are discoloured and covered with dusts and leaves. But it still a very fascinating experience to see how the Chinese interpret the current world and the otherworld.... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Years ago, I was sifting through my mum's old Black and White photos from the 1960s and saw this most surreal theme park in Singapore. From that moment on, I hoped one day I would be able to visit. My opportunity came when visiting family in Malaysia. Built in the 1930s by two brothers, Haw Par Villa known as "Tiger... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is an old park in Singapore. I remember I visited this park when I was a teen. Well now, the park is still exist but a bit old. Maybe they don;t maintained it hard. Inside the park you can see a lots of chinese statue describing a life in hell, a live in heaven, a lots of Goddess statues... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Although it has changed its name since I last visited it,it is still worth a visit.When I lived in Singapore in the early 60s it was known as The Tiger Balm Gardens but it is pretty much as I remembered it from all those years ago.My husband had heard so much about it from me and he enjoyed seeing it... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Where do you start..Free admission, open every day. If you take your kids, don't take them into the "10 Courts of Hell" very gory. The rest of it is amazing...only pity is that there is no Kiosk or souvenir shop...well worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We were living near the MRT station and walked down to the park ... it is a quaint place to visit, and I enjoyed the Court of Hell. My mother didnt find it too tasteful as such! But this is a different side of Singapore and I will recommend travelers to pass by and take in a bit of history... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Visited on a quick stop and only went to the ten courts of hell, there are more things to discover! The ten courts were especially interesting to learn about the Chinese understanding of crimes and penalty. Made well, very illustrative, shocking for kids, be careful with taking them there. Worth a visit, especially because it is for free and offers... More 

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