Haw Par Villa- The Tiger Balm Gardens or Haw Par Villa is a theme park located at 262 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore. The Chinese name is 虎豹別墅. The park contains about 1 000 statues of Chinese fairies, sumo wrestlers and figurines of Chinse folklore. To get to the park, take the MRT train to the Haw Par Villa station and once out of the station you will be near the entrance to the Haw Par Villa. Entrance is free and you can take photographs and videos to your heart's content. The park was the brainchild of two brothers Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par. They made their fortunes in Burma and came to Singapore to build this park in 1935. In the park, you will see the Ten Courts of Hell. Here you can see the god of heaven torturing the wicked by disembowelling and dismembering them. This will send a tinge down your spine if you are weak hearted. Next you will see the statues of Xuan zang and his journey to the West. Journey to the West is one of the four great classical novels of Chinese literature. The author is Wu Cheng en. The novel is a fiction and depicts the legendary pilgrimage of the Buddhist monk Xuanzang. The monk travelled from China to the West in search of the Buddhist scriptures. The monk was assisted by his three disciples during the journey and these three disciples were Sun Wukong, Zhu Ba jie and Sha Wu jing. Xuanzang rode on a white horse and along the journey he was attacked by demons but his disciples came to his aid. Journey to the West is reminiscent of Chinese mythology and folklore. The theme park is now under the jurisdiction of the Singapore Tourism Board. The Board also paid artisans to maintain the statues and truly this theme park is one of the biggest attraction for tourists. You can view my video under the website: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk4SqO...