Haw Par Villa, Singapore

I have been here for the past six months but I have not really roam around anywhere far away from my crib until a dear friend decided to come over for a short trip. Over twenty years ago, when my parents were dating, they visiting Haw Par Villa but six years ago, I was told that this place had been closed for some reason. Not knowing that it was closed, I bluntly told my friend that we should visit this place and lucky enough, it had been reopened!

Here is the entrance to Haw Par Villa. photo 20140419_150156_zpsa56e994a.jpg

The visiting hours will be as below depending on which area you are visiting. It is open daily with no entrance fee required!

General Area: 9.00am to 7.00pm
The Ten Courts of Hell: 9.00am to 6.00pm photo 20140419_150230_zpsa0094c87.jpg photo 20140419_150308_zps0328aa10.jpg

The arch at the main entrance. Haw Par Villa, originally called “Tiger Balm Gardens”, was constructed in 1937 by the brothers Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par.  photo 20140419_150433_zpsb19c235c.jpg

Well, he is Lin Zexu (1785-1850) Chinese National Hero (Opium Wars). photo 20140419_151019_zps02dacc9a.jpg photo 20140419_150933_zps4b18b921.jpg

Below is the story of White Snake Maiden. Two snake maidens used their magical powers to overcome all obstacles standing against between Madam White Snake and her husband.

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Ling Shan Buddha in Chaozhou photo 20140419_152457_zps4cb9ed1e.jpg photo 20140419_152634_zps867da7d1.jpg

I always have a thing for tigers! photo 20140419_152808_zpse1e72c68.jpg photo 20140419_153146_zpsd842a6bf.jpg

Sworn brothers photo 20140419_153201_zpscc2d5243.jpg

The chinese character for “Hu” (tiger in Chinese). photo 20140419_153510_zps49a17c2e.jpg

The partner in crime. photo 20140419_154224_zps6e5485f3.jpg

The confuse and The Confucius. photo 20140419_154407_zps0551f5b8.jpg

If you follow the story of The Monkey God, you will partly know this is the snippet of it. photo 20140419_154443_zpsb4ad7c5e.jpg photo 20140419_155831_zpsb77f4805.jpg

Was with the Sumos! photo 20140419_160409_zps029de887.jpg photo 20140419_160941_zpsd92ee483.jpg photo 20140419_161030_zps8e0804ab.jpg photo HawParVilla_zpsd05fc78e.jpg photo HawParVilla-001_zps37760ea9.jpg

Add: 262 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118628
Opening Hours:
* For general area – Daily (9.00am to 7.00pm)
* For The Ten Courts of Hell – Daily (9.00am to 6.00pm)

Hot to get there:
* Get to Circle Line – Head to Haw Par Villa station (CC25)

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1 Response to Haw Par Villa, Singapore

  1. Hong says:

    it’s been a while since I’ve heard of this legendary name Haw Par Villa.

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