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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
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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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An interesting park for myth/folklore lovers

If you are the kind of person who loves folklore and mythology this place is a must visit. Built in the 1930s by the Haw brothers the place gives you a sneak peek into Chinese... read more

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Sashiraj C
Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are the kind of person who loves folklore and mythology this place is a must visit. Built in the 1930s by the Haw brothers the place gives you a sneak peek into Chinese mythology and stories from ancient Chinese culture. It is set on a hill and can be quite daunting to climb for older people. Children would... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is free to visit and does give you I site into Chinese Mythology. It was looking a little tired but as we made our way through the displays we could see a lot of maintenance and painting was being carried out. Very enjoyable ... It would be good to learn more about the founders of Tiger Balm who... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is very much an acquired taste -- either you love it or you are totally disinterested. It has dozens of exhibits, which are large figurines depicting some type of events in CHinese culture, history, or mythology. Most interesting is the Ten Courts of Hell exhibit, which shows how people are judged based on their sins in the world. It's... More 

Thank Scott95401
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was recommended this by a local and I'm very pleased I went because it's incredibly strange. Very interesting to learn about some of the Chinese mythology and what was created to teach children about morals. It's pretty easy to get to and just 2 minutes from the MRT and it's completely free. It was raining we went which wasn't great... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a child I grew up in Singapore and we visited the tiger balm gardens( haw par villa) many, many times. I'm sure we used to pay to get in but I may be wrong! They should think about charging visitors so they can use the money for the up keep- gardens are big. It's certainly free now and the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your into the odd and quirky then this place will put a smile on your face. personally I thought the concept and style of art / architecture were great and a visual relief from the every day Singapore bling. Its kind of Gaudi esque kind of place. I dont think its for kids as it has a touch of... More 

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Samut Songkhram Province, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my favorite place that I want to visit during my trip because their show the myth of Chinese folk tales along with scary picture but their also add knowledge and idea of the story and the best thing is the place is free tourists not have to pay to enter the place.

Thank Wattanai S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have passed this place so many times that we needed to visited. It may depict much Chinese history and folklore, but for outsiders is an absurd and freaky place. Once is enough!!

Thank Per L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park is a collection of crude and primitive figurines depicting scenes in Chinese folklore and mythology. For those familiar with the subject and the language, the collection of diorama is fun to look at. For the uninitiated, the Court of Hell is quite a shocker, with its depiction of decapacitated heads near the entrance and various scenes of torture... More 

Thank Michael K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A park created to depict scenes of Chinese Mythology and a magical underworld of death torture and reincarnation. The park is free having been donated by the creator to the city but has deteriorated over the years. I am glad to say that it is undergoing a refurb just now but is well worth a visit in anyone's book. Get... More 

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