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Haw Par Villa Singapore Enterance

Haw Par Villa Singapore Entrance

Haw Par Villa, formerly known as Tiger Balm Gardens is must see place in Singapore. We took a bus from Holland Drive (the bus number 200) and it took approximately 25 minutes to reach there. A good site to get traveling direction in Singapore is gothere.sg. This site is also accessible by cell phone. It will give direction by Bus/Bus & MRT.

The park contains many statues and giant dioramas depicting scenes from Chinese folklore, legends, history, and illustrating various aspects of Confucianism. These include The Laughing Buddha, The Goddess of Mercy, The Romance of the Three Kingdoms, and most famously The Ten Courts of Hell, a depiction of a gruesome underworld of tortures and torments set in the mouth of a 60-meter-long dragon. The crazy statues, daily life illustration and the scene are worth seeing.

The park, originally called “Tiger Balm Gardens”, was constructed in 1937 by the brothers Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par, the developers of Tiger Balm, as a venue for teaching traditional Chinese values. The Gardens were later sold to the Singapore Tourism Board in 1979. There are also statue of lions that you can see on Tiger Balm as well.

There is a pond as well and you will see a lot of turtles and fish. It is a good spot, to take pictures and to move around and observe the place.

Opening Hours: 9 am to 7 pm (daily)

Admission: Free

Approx touring time: 1 – 2 hours & 3 – 4 hours (if you are taking a lot of pictures :))

Location: 262 Pasir Panjang Road Singapore 118628

Food Shops: Available

Getting there: Take SBS Transit bus 200 from Buona Vista MRT Station (EW21), SBS Transit bus 10, 30, SMRT Bus 188 from Harbour Front Centre, SBS Transit bus 143 from Orchard Road, SBS Transit bus 51 from Chinatown or SBS Transit bus 175 from Clementi MRT Stn/Temporary Bus Interchange.

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10th court of hell

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Laughing Buddha

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