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“Very interesting and different”
Review of Haw Par Villa

Haw Par Villa
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US$13.95*
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Haw Par Villa Twilight Walking Experience
Ranked #67 of 854 things to do in Singapore
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 1 May 2014

My husband and I took the MRT and the park is straight outside the MRT station. You can drive and park there but the car park is very small.
It's admission is free and it's open from 10am to 7pm. We went on a public holiday and it was open.

3  Thank Lawriesj
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

The brothers who sold Tiger Balm had unusually vivid imaginations. Their dreams have taken form here. Like nothing you have ever seen. Anywhere. Ever.
Perhaps 1,000 statues adorn a hillside telling a story no one can understand. Stunning sculptures and ceramics with ultra bright colors make this a premier art museum. The characters almost come to life, and the scenes are so realistic.
Yet it would not be good for children under 14. There are too many blood-and-guts scenes, especially in the portion labeled Hell.
Recommended as an eye-opener and easy to get to from the Metro station.

Thank Odis P
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

A bit off the beaten track, and less touristy than other areas this gem is well worth a visit. Beautiful gardens adorned with creepy statues tell a story of times gone by. A fabulous photo opportunity for budding photographers!

Would highly recommend.

Thank ruthd1000
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

The place is next to Haw Par Villa MRT station and price is right – free. Haw Par Villa Dragon World (formerly known as Tiger Balm Gardens) is in much better shape than I remembered in 1974. I was delightfully surprised with the grounds. My expectations were an old, rundown property with weeds growing everywhere. The stories I heard are not true. This place is very well maintained. Yes, some painting is needed but the place is brightly colored with many stories. We spent 2.5 hours walking the place reading about Chinese mythology. There were few people on the grounds on this Wednesday mid morning but you will be sharing space with mosquitoes. Be prepared. There is standing water and we were bitten. If you are into Chinese mythology, legends and folklore, this is a great place to spend your time.

Thank Harold H
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

Haw Par villa is a park with a lot of statue. Every statue has its story, some have an written explanation. I enjoy my visit here for one hour, laugh for some funny pose of statue. No admission fee, and located right beside MRT Haw Par Villa station.

Thank Mariapeni
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