Discover Singapore's literature, philosophy, and history as you walk through the world's only Chinese mythological park, Haw Par Villa. Built in 1937, the park houses many statues and tableaux that represent various aspects of Confucianism and Chinese folklore.
Embark on a memorable journey into Chinese folklore and legends at Haw Par Villa. With your expert guide, explore the intricate web of Pan-Asian philosophy, religion, and history in the garden. Walk past dioramas of scenes from Journey to the West and Fengshen Bang. See statues of legends featuring the laughing Buddha and historical persons such as Lin Zexu and Su Wu.
Learn the importance of morality, power, and doing good in the present, themes that are represented in these statues. See the consequences of evil and the ghastly depths of the afterlife in the Ten Courts of Hell.
Don't forget to have your camera ready to snap pictures of intriguing statues such as a turtle with a human head, a human with a pig's head, and even a mermaid. See the great white monument in the center of the park, erected for the Aw brothers, the inventors of the famous Tiger Balm and the founders of the park. Hear their fascinating story before your tour ends.