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Haw Par Villa

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Address: 262 Pasir Panjang Road Haw Par Villa, Singapore 118628, Singapore
Phone Number:
(65) 774 0300
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Haw Par Villa is like no other place in the world, with over 1,000 statues...

Haw Par Villa is like no other place in the world, with over 1,000 statues and 150 dioramas that dramatise Chinese legends and folklore.

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So awesomely kitchy

We visited Haw Par with small children. It is under a lot of construction and some of the exhibits have a lot of damage and need a lot of work. The 10 gates of hell was super... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Katy, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited Haw Par with small children. It is under a lot of construction and some of the exhibits have a lot of damage and need a lot of work. The 10 gates of hell was super awesome and pretty gruesome. My kids 7 and 5 loved it. They do have English translations of what is going on and the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 10 Courts of hell as described in Buddhist traditions. It is alright to bring your kids along as it lets them know that there is always a punishment in their wrong doings and its not that scary as I have seen many adults bringing their children there.

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Thank melodyeexx
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is interesting yet scary at some point. Especially the 7 level of hell! Besides that it is educational to a certain extent on what you believe in. They need to restore and maintain this place soon.

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

10 courts of hell as described in Buddhist traditions. Very graphic in nature, but quite thorough. Not suitable for kids.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This used to be one of the most popular Singapore tourist destinations but has dropped off the radar in recent decades. Used to be known as the Tiger Balm Gardens. When I visited one Saturday morning there were very few other visitors and we had the place to ourselves. It consists of thousands of statues and tableaus illustrating Chinese deities,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The colourful figurines are eye catching and interesting. The stories the figurines depicted are rich and meaningful. We enjoyed walking through the little pathways and steps. Hope there would be more information about the park and more easily navigable paths when the renovation work is completed.

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Bangkok
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A hillside park full of scenes and sculptures in a mix of cultural/traditional with the surreal plus a bit of kitsch. Some love it, others hate it. I find it interesting. The Ten Courts of Hell exhibit is not for the faint-hearted and not suitable for children due to its content of graphic violence. Best to visit in the morning:... More 

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Linkoping, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is your cup of tea or it's not. I liked the Ten Courts of Hell, it was greatly disturbing, brilliant. The rest of the park I enjoyed less. But I presume that other people will think the other way around. Bear in mind that the Ten Courts of Hell are no place for young children! The scenes depicted there... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is very far even by MRT. It took us almost 45 minutes to reach by MRT from orchard road. So plan travel accordingly. You do have a direct bus to orchard from the bus stop which is right outside the MRT. If i remember it correctly its 131. its adjacent to the MRT station. the place is under... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Full of Buddhist and Chinese mythology including the `10 courts of Hell. This appears to be under long term and much overdue renovation. So very noisy with all the work and quite a number of areas out of bounds and covered up. Will hopefully be much improved when renovation works are finished.

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