Haw Par Villa
Kent Ridge Park
This park commands views over the port and the southern islands and is nearly always deserted. The walk will take you through a treetop...
Reflections at Bukit Chandu
Atop Bukit Chandu (Opium Hill) and housed in a renovated colonial-era villa, this modest WWII interpretive centre combines first-hand...
The idyllic leafy shade of Kent Ridge quickly gives way to the wide-open gardens of…don’t laugh… HortPark . This Hort (icultural) Park...
Raffish Colbar is an evocative colonial throwback, a former British officers' mess turned languid drinking spot. It's still...
Eng Lock Koo
Handy for breakfast or lunch if you're on your way to either Reflections at Bukit Chandu or Kent Ridge Park for the Southern Ridges...
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Haw Par Villa information
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.