Haw Par Villa
Haw Par Villa
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Historic Sites • Amusement & Theme Parks • Gardens
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Haw Par Villa - formerly known as the Tiger Balm Garden – is an 8.5-hectare Asian cultural park, the last of its kind in the world. Built in 1937, Singapore’s largest outdoor art gallery is the brainchild of Aw Boon Haw, millionaire philanthropist and marketing extraordinaire who gifted the world Tiger Balm. The eclectic park is a treasure trove of Asian culture, history, philosophy and religion – quirky yet enlightening at the same time. Since 2015, it is managed Journeys Pte Ltd, an award-winning heritage specialist passionate in preserving and bringing the heritage gem to greater heights.
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Gormo75
Adelaide, Australia125 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Absolutely incredible spot and literally so much to see. The Hell Museum guided tour was FANTASTIC and a very interesting insight into ten different (religious) views on life and death with really well curated displays and dioramas. Highly recommend this! A very different and interesting experience.
Written 2 September 2022
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Peter F
Stockport, UK2 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
U visited these gardens in the late 50s I was only a young person 14 but was fascinated with the display
Written 7 August 2022
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Sammiches
Dallas, TX295 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
This was a great early afternoon activity. The park has many expressive statues that illustrate cautionary tales. It’s definitely more of a quirky and unusual flavor so we really enjoyed it. It’s free and right off the Har Par Villa stop on the SMRT.
Written 22 June 2022
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JT
Birmingham, UK10 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Worth a visit and quirky. Doesn’t take much more than about 45 mins to walk around and it’s free right next to the MRT station
Written 1 June 2022
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Gary
Singapore, Singapore1 contribution
May 2022 • Solo
Great day out experience - feast for eyes, mouth and mind.

In conjunction with the Singapore Heritage Fest, visited the Tiger Car experience and then the Tiger Tiger Burning Bright walk.

Then had a lovely lunch at the Sixth Milestone Cafe.

After a nice walk amongst the 1000+ sculptures, it was time for a journey to Hell's Museum. The rebranded museum is now ticketed but a great experience, if you can join the guided tour, but even nice, otherwise.

And did I add, the ticket comes with a free veggie bee Hoon 💯.

I would like to compliment Miss Kimberly who hosted the Hell's Museum tour as well as Madam Yin Wah who took us on the Tiger Walk.

And special mention to Mr Jeya from Journeys Pte Ltd and his team of volunteers.

A day well spent.
Written 7 May 2022
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Marc Hiles
10 contributions
May 2022
A great theme park close to the MRT and free. Set up by the family that amongst other things created Tiger Balm. They created the park in 1937 to show Chinese mythology and history and has had a few issues in the past, but now free for all. A very different place to visit not what we were expecting, but fun and well worth the visit. There are other exhibits that give the history of the family and the development of Tiger Balm and how the brothers developed it and using sales techniques sold it world wide. I loved the cars, definitely a Tiger in that tank. The background information was informative and I learnt a lot that day, so was educated and entertained. There are also details on the development of Haw Par Villa its design and it history and final destruction. Well worth the visit and I'm sure it would be great t night, but not for me! Also after the theme park visit Hell's Museum, but there is a cost to that but well worth it and its got AC.
Written 6 May 2022
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youngpadawan84
Utrecht, The Netherlands33 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Had an absolute amazing time here, the park is so unique and pleasantly bizarre. We had a fantastic tour by Wee Lim at hell’s museum. She was so skilled and passionate, a must do when in Singapore!
Written 28 February 2022
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Emma B
5 contributions
Feb 2022 • Solo
Very cool place to visit, and excellent for taking pictures! The sculptures are very fascinating to look at. I recommend going in the early morning or evening, and it is a lot of walking under the hot sun otherwise.
Written 21 February 2022
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Jh
Singapore, Singapore1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Friends
Haw Par Villa is a theme park located along Pasir Panjang Road in Singapore. The park contains over 1,000 statues and 150 giant dioramas depicting scenes from Chinese mythology, folklore, legends, history, and illustrations of various aspects of Confucianism. One of best scripture to be visit. Overall nice place to visit for all age people
Written 4 January 2022
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mariebp
4 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Joined the guided tour and the tour guide was very informative. Well highly recommend haw par villa guided tour.
Written 18 November 2021
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