The Haw Par Villa is a Chinese park and it is interesting to note here that the park is based on myths that are associated with the Chinese community. It is neatly tucked away on the Pasir Panjang Road. It got set up in the year 1937 and the credit for the establishment of such a fascinating park goes to two persons, who are, Aw Boon Par and Aw Boon Haw. It was earlier known by the name, "Tiger Balm Gardens". In the year 1985 it got its new name, which is Haw Par Villa and it got converted to a park. To give it the appearance of a park, the fair rides replaced the statues but this park failed to draw the attention of the tourists.
Therefore in order to earn the recognition of the locals as well as the tourists some of the old features that were an integral part of the park were reset to adorn the park.
This exciting park features one thousand statues and apart from these statues the other things to look out for are the giant size panoramas that are 150 in number. The panorams/dioramas portray scenes that are related to history, legends, folklore and philosophical theory associated with the Chinese community and a few of them are the The Goddess of Mercy, the Romance of the Three Kingdoms and the Laughing Buddha.
The chief attraction of this park is the Ten Courts of Hell that showcases the ten steps of judgment that is followed by the reincarnation.
It remains open for 10 hours that is from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm and entry to this park is free of cost.
Stated below are the address, the telephone as well as the fax number of the Haw Par Villa.
262 Pasir Panjang Road
Telephone Number (to inquire about the upcoming events and programmes) - (65) 6872 2780
Telephone Number (for business development) - 6872 2003
Fax Number - (65) 6872 2694
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