Haw Par Villa is an unusual tourist spot in Singapore. There is a picture of Hell in it!
Haw Par Villa, one of the must-visit tourist attractions for those of you who are bored with the city skyline. Located on Pasir Panjang Road, with the nearest MRT station Haw Par Villa Station. Once out of the station we will immediately see the gate of Haw Par Villa. Haw Par Villa is open from 9am to 7pm.
Haw Par Villa was founded by Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par, two brothers from the family businessman Tiger Balm, a famous legendary balm in Singapore. This place was built in 1937 previously named Tiger Balm Gardens. Then in 1985, the Singapore Tourism Board acquired the land and changed its name to Haw Par Villa, a merger of both the names of its founders.
At Haw Par Villa there are over 1,000 sculptures and 150 dioramas of color. The statues and dioramas depict scenes from folklore, legend, history and illustrations typical of China. There are many legends like Journey to the West and White Snake Legend. The most famous here is the Courts of Hell or Ten Hell Courts, with a grotesque picture of hell in Chinese mythology. It makes this place unique and gripping.
To get into Haw Par Villa is free of charge. No one guides us in this place, but no need to worry because in every statue and diorama there is an easy explanation. We also need not be afraid of getting lost because this place is not so vast. Although not so vast, this place will take a lot of time to explore it, especially if you want to learn and perpetuate every statue and diorama that exists.