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Haw Par Villa

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Address: 262 Pasir Panjang Road Haw Par Villa, Singapore 118628, Singapore
Phone Number: (65) 774 0300
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Explore Chinese Mythology: Haw Par Villa Walking Tour
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A lovely quirky attraction that is a must-see

We were taken here by a local who felt it was worth seeing on our last sightseeing day in Singapore. The level of detail (as well as the ongoing upkeep) necessary this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
M C
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were taken here by a local who felt it was worth seeing on our last sightseeing day in Singapore. The level of detail (as well as the ongoing upkeep) necessary this construction is very impressive and can only be appreciated by a visit. For me the highlight was the 'Ten Courts of Hell', flanked by the Ox-Headed and Horse-Faced... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great experience, there was a free entry to the venue and it is conveniently located steps from the Haw Par Villa train station. It has a lot of statues and some are very interesting. There is a section called gates of hell - it shows the various ways people were punished- it is very graphic intensive and definitely not recommended... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was described to us as a theme park without rides which was the builders intention, apparently.... Now it is very unique, it was built by the owners of tiger balm and depicts a lot of Chinese mythology and stories. It's is well worth a visit just for how graphic some of the scenes are but where it comes to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Haw Par Villa in Singapore is what Universal Studios is to the world...its filled with funny looking characters and statues telling a folklore/story less the buzz, thrilling rides, numerous merchandise and snack stands...LOL Steeped in Taoist/Chinese folklore, Haw Par Villa was built by two brothers from the Myanmar who happen to be the founding fathers of the brand - Tiger... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's different and worth the visit if you like statues. I went to it after the botanical garden since it was on the same line.

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Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Used to be a popular tourist site in the 80s. However it is now faded and needs an upgrade. It is free to enter and worth a visit if you have time to kill.

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is free admission and takes you through Chinese mythology of gates of hell. It was a fascinating tour. Worth a couple of hour of one's time.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Haw Par Villa today. Little visitors on this Saturday afternoon. Admission to the park is free but $5 parking fee for those who drives. Spent 1.5 hours walking inside this park, perspiring throughout under the 33 degrees heat. There's no restaurant inside just a little beverages stall. Few drinks vending machines. Not much maintenance done, the exhibits are still... More 

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Bushey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was almost deserted when we visited this weekday in June. Apart from myself and Mrs Vicar there were just five other visitors and a maintenance man halfway up some scaffolding repairing a statue. We had no idea why he chose that piece to renovate since it looked like the best part of the park. The whole place has seen... More 

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Okehampton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was part of a well-organised Viator "Round the Island" tour, but for most of the group it was a complete and utter waste of time, as we were rushed through the Changi Museum visit. The majority of the exhibits are of a gruesome nature man with people being skewered, cut in half, subject to various barbaric tortures, etc- are... More 

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