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Fascinating insight into chinese folklore

As many people will have said, the models and statues are fascinating. My frie ds had been to a... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Singapore, Singapore
via mobile
A look back at Chinese mythology for free

This one of a kind asian cultural park will take you on a historical journey of Chinese cultures... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
Hong Kong, China
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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. [TEMPORARY CLOSURE] Haw Par Villa will be closed temporarily from Dec 1 2018 to Feb 28 2019. The closure is to...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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262 Pasir Panjang Road Haw Par Villa | 1-min walk from Haw Par Villa MRT Station, Singapore 118628, Singapore
+65 6773 0103
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth visiting (and it’s free) Great place to take kids but maybe miss out the 10 courts of hell, as they are a bit graphic. Plenty else to see..just go!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chilvs
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Easy to get to, free, colouful, glorioisly kitsch and actually entertaining. Lots of walking around required, but definitely wheelchair friendly. Take drinks and snacks because there isn't much on site; when the souvenir store is open. I'll return again, as I need more time to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

As many people will have said, the models and statues are fascinating. My frie ds had been to a similar place in Thailand and thrybsaid this was better. If you have never journeyed through a diorama of judgement on what will happen to you if...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank warwickf2015
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We went there after reading a few recommendations, however it was a bit of waste of time. I mean there are a lot of other things you can see/do better than this.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank phx00
Reviewed 24 October 2018

What a triumphal mix of Chinese myths, Chinese philosophy, kitsch, colours, gore, animals and memorials! The brainchild of two wealthy Chinese pharmacists (the ‘inventors’ of Tiger Balm) that wanted to preserve and promote Chinese traditional values in the first part of the XX century, this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

We did the ‘journey to hell and beyond’ with the family - the post sunset aura of the park was amazing! It was cool and breezy. We had an amazing tour guide Nancy who was so passionate about her job and she made the entire...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Vacationer710067
Reviewed 21 October 2018

This was my favourite experience in the whole of Singapore. The 10 courts of hell is a highlight as is the Journey to the West (Monkey Magic!) and the park is peaceful with few visitors. There is a small gift shop, drink machines and you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stacey L
Reviewed 18 October 2018

This one of a kind asian cultural park will take you on a historical journey of Chinese cultures & beliefs. Filled will fascinating sculptures, each one depicting a vivid story. It is disturbing to see sculptures portraying traditional Chinese morality in Ten courts of hell...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank SoniNavneetRai
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Build around 100 year ago by the family that invented the Tiger Balm. Must have been truly impressive back then. A nice gesture from the family to convey the legends and tales to the people that might not be able to read at that time....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ksksksksks
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Wow, this is the place that absolutely you can do if you are bored with the city view of Singapore. Nice creature to be shown to you how the humans living. Give it a visit while having a time in Singapore instead of seeing high...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rizky herina p
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The park, originally called Tiger Balm Gardens, was built in 1937 by the Burmese-Chinese brothers Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par, the developers of Tiger Balm, as a venue for teaching traditional Chinese values. They moved... More