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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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Went over 50 years ago

I went over 50 years ago when I was 6 and it left a deep impression to this day. Bit run down now but still powerful. Off the beaten tourist track for some reason (as is Changi... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Milo H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

soo apparently this is where your parents took you as a child to put the fear of god in ya. lol. Its really crazy and demonic and wild. Americans would generally consider this to be over the top violent and terrifying for children but hey apparently this a kid friendly attraction lol. I have no idea how this has never... More 

Thank peter wyatt m
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went over 50 years ago when I was 6 and it left a deep impression to this day. Bit run down now but still powerful. Off the beaten tourist track for some reason (as is Changi Prison) but worth visiting especially if you like Dali and Tim Burton.

Thank Milo H
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is the villa and grounds of the rich " FAMOUS tiger balm of singapore" producer brothers. They manufactured the tiger balm still so widely sold in singapore. Since parts of this are currently under renovation, we could just see the grounds and sculptures. they are strange and weird but worth one look see

Thank Gazal P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I live close to here and go wander around once in a while when I feel uninspired. If you're into Bhuddism and statues with a twist, this place is for you. Not really the place to bring the children if they're faint of heart and you're not yet ready to expose them to the wierd world...but for the curious, creative... More 

Thank deborahemmanuel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Educational place to see different statues and the Chinese gods. I love the 7 stages of hell area and I would say that the place is well maintained.

Thank 619divyar
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 410 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is nothing here for a tourist. Being locals here we pushed ourselves to visit after 6 months of stay and we were totally dejected.. It's in a rundown condition and offers no excitement neither to the kid Nor to us.

1 Thank yssunil
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31 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So apparently this was the villa of a rich Chinese guy a while back. He decided, as a way to give back, to erect lots of sculptures to convey Chinese legends to the public. This place is a riot of weird as hell statues. The highlight is the ten courts of hell, which shows the punishments for various sins, in... More 

Thank Doug C
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the cost of the MRT fare to get to this little gem by dockside. Yes it is being renovated at the moment so there are parts you cannot visit but even so there is plenty to keep you amazed for a couple of hours. The tunnel containing the 10 stages of hell is truly gruesome and graphic but... More 

2 Thank Lolabow B
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far the best tourist attraction in Singapore. Free entry, amazingly macabre statues, a small snack stand, easily accessible by subway. My personal favourite part is the hell tunnel, specifically the dioramas of people being thrown down a hill of knives. Tree of knives comes a close second. I wish they sold souvenirs.

Thank HaleyFiege
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is right next to the SMRT station , easy walk. What a crazy place. hill and dale of statues and caverns. Thousands of painted characterized thematic displays of fairy tales and scenes of life in the last century. Demons and gods. miniature cities with all the details each has a story line and meaningful insights to contemplate. The Tiger... More 

Thank Neil G

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