Haw Par Villa

Haw Par Villa information

Location
Singapore (city) , Singapore (country)
Address
262 Pasir Panjang Rd
Telephone
+65 6872 2780
Getting there
Metro: Haw Par Villa
Opening hours
9am-7pm, Ten Courts of Hell exhibit 9am-6pm
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The refreshingly weird and kitsch Haw Par Villa was the brainchild of Aw Boon Haw, the creator of the medicinal salve Tiger Balm. After building a villa here in 1937 for his beloved brother and business partner, Aw Boon Par, the siblings began building a Chinese mythology theme park within the grounds. The result is a curious garden of garish statues and dioramas, each recounting Chinese folk stories and fables.

Top billing goes to the Ten Courts of Hell, a walk-through exhibit depicting the gruesome torments awaiting sinners in the underworld.