26 Aug '12, 9pm

@wooriflyy @jessipamyu what is this park...

@wooriflyy @jessipamyu what is this park...

Previously known as ‘Tiger Balm Gardens’, Haw Par Villa was later renamed after its former owners, the Aw brothers – Boon Haw and Boon Par, who made a fortune in the early 1900s selling Tiger Balm, a cure-all paste created by their father. 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. Founded on Chinese legends and values, this historical theme park has large, imposing statues from famous legends of old – featuring characters like Fu Lu Shou, Confucius and the Laughing Buddha. The most well-known is probably the Ten Courts of Hell exhibit, which depicts scenes of punishment and reincarnation popular to Buddhist belief. This is followed by Journey into the West, which retells the classic Chinese legend of monk Xuanzang in his search of Buddhist scriptures. Prepare to be fascinated by ...

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