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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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Depressing... in a fun way.

Well, this garden will provide you with sculptures from Chinese mythology. But the highlight is the 10 Courts of Hell cave. It's dark, I didn't dare coming alone. There are 10... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Depok, Indonesia
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Depok, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well, this garden will provide you with sculptures from Chinese mythology. But the highlight is the 10 Courts of Hell cave. It's dark, I didn't dare coming alone. There are 10 scenes in which you will be seen how you will be punished if you do bad things when you're alive. Things like your tongue is cut, your body is... More 

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Cairns
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow I absolutely love this place! The whole place is so detailed, gives you history and background of the Chinese people as well as a great atmosphere to walk around in. 10 Levels of Hell are so grotesque and amazing I could have spent hours in there. I highly advise checking this out if you're in Singapore. Note the 10... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've visited this place a long time ago with my father before. At that time this place is still new. Now this place is a bit run down but I'm glad that they renovate this place now. It's a pity that when I visit this place a few days ago is still under renovation so it doesn't look good as... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is lots of restoration work still going on since i last visited but you can still get the idea of the place to keep Chinese stories alive. Easy to get and entrance is free. There is no cafe there now so you need to take a drink with you although it does say no outside drinks or food.Steep pathways... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Colorful theme park, nice and very good ambiance.. if you are looking for peaceful place to hang out i suggest you must visit this place.

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oslo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an interesting place to visit in Singapore. It was developed by the brothers who developed Tiger Balm. It depicts different dimensions of Chinese mythology and the consequences of leading a good (or a bad) life. The dioramas show what happens to people who cheat on their taxes, are not kind to their parents, who drink and gamble, etc.... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this attraction after reading good reviews. It was very interesting and a bit quirky but a great free fun activity. It's right next to the Haw Par Villa MRT which is very convenient. There is lots of walking and climbing stairs involved, would recommend bringing a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water as it was very hot when... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Haw Par Villa aka Tiger Balm Garden, was a villa build out of a brotherly love. In 1937 Aw Boon Haw (Tiger) decided to build this beautiful Villa for his younger brother, Aw Boon Par (Leopard). Hence the name Haw Par Villa, the Villa of Tiger and Leopard. With myth and stories from Buddhism, Toaism and Chinese Folklore, it intertwined... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Haw Par Villa on 5 Nov 2016. The themepark is under major renovation. Doing repair to their drainage system. The repair works caused closure to few attractions within the park. Cordons were almost everywhere. One of the famous one is "10 Stages Of Hell". Also seen huge monitor lizard moving about. Contractors moving all over. Everything were simply so... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting place if you wanna learn about the Chinese culture, how their concept on life after death. Some statues were scary looking.

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