Singapore is a city full of culture and heritage. There are several different spots in Singapore contributing to the rich culture and heritage in Singapore. Some venues include Little India, Kampong Glam, and Chinatown.
Many Singaporeans may know the iconic attraction that educates us about Chinese folklore, Haw Par Villa. However, it was closed since last October due to upgrading works. Now, it has finally reopened, offering us a chance refresh our memories and learn more about Chinese folklore.
About Haw Par Villa
Formerly known as Tiger Balm Garden, Haw Par Villa is a 8.5 hectare Asian cultural park, and the kind of its own in the world. The park was built in 1937 and it was Singapore’s largest outdoor gallery, the brainchild of Aw Boon Haw. He was the millionaire philanthropist and marketer who gifted the world Tiger Balm.
Since 2015, it is managed by Journeys Pte Ltd, an award-winning heritage specialist passionate and preserving and bringing the heritage venue to greater heights.
Similar But Different
Similar to before the upgrading took place, the park will still feature past sculptures such as the main arch. Many would remember heading to its main attraction which is the 10 Courts of Hell. Remembering the time when I went down to Haw Par Villa with my family, I was pretty terrified, especially at such a young age.
Now, the attraction is fully equipped with air-conditioning. However, the attraction will only open its doors to public in October this year and renamed Hell Museum. While waiting for it to open, you can also expect new installations.
A New Night Experience
Heading over to the attraction at night? Check out the new light projections at the main entrance of the attraction. You can also feast your eyes on these projections at night as well. It will definitely be a new experience for all at this newly upgraded attraction.
It has been a while since I visited the attraction and I am pretty excited to visit the upgraded one. I am also very excited for the main attraction to open its doors for visitors. Want to learn more about Chinese folklore? Head down to Haw Par Villa with your friends and family now!
Haw Par Villa: 262 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore 118628
Operating Hours: 10.00am – 9.00pm daily (last entry 9.30pm)