Hi Friends and Family,
Have I got a treat for you all! 🙂 Haw Par Villa is a definite must see when you are in Singapore, really it is very entertaining and also quite the learning experience (and it’s free 😉 ).
Haw Par Villa
It is an (abandoned) theme park build by the company that produces tiger balm; you know the nice balm for when your muscles ache? Good thing, there is no entrance fee! Good for cheapskates like me 😉 The park shows different Chinese folklore and mythology and the best known “attraction” is the 10 courts of Hell, which I was stuck in because of heavy rain. Thus quite literally stuck in Hell…
But let the pictures do the talking 🙂
To make this look a bit more informative: “Other major attractions include dioramas of scenes from Journey to the West, Fengshen Bang, The Twenty-four Filial Exemplars,Legend of the White Snake, Romance of the Three Kingdoms; statues of mythological figures such as the Laughing Buddha and Guanyin, and historical personages such as Jiang Ziya, Su Wu and Lin Zexu; the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac, and others.” Quoted from Wikipedia.
Do you recognize any of the myths in the pictures? Would you visit this place?
How to get there
Address: 262 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118628
Go via MRT to Haw Par Villa MRT station. (MRT is just a shorter way of saying metro)