Haw Par Villa, commonly known as the Tiger Balm Gardens, has over 1000 statues and 150 dioramas depicting various Chinese folklore and mythologies.
Brothers Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boom Par built the Haw Par Villa with the intention of making it a place where parents can take their children to teach them about morality and proper conduct. The founders intentionally withheld from making the illustrations ‘child-friendly’ to make the lessons more memorable.
Haw Par Villa Singapore, Admission Fee, Opening Hours & MRT
Please note that some of the depictions are very detailed, making the place a little creepy for children, and even for some adults too! Most visitors will find the displays both grotesque and hilarious, all at the same time.
Due to its innate uniqueness, the park became a huge hit when it opened its doors to the public in 1937. However, with the opening of many other parks and tourists attractions in Singapore, Haw Par Villa is now almost deserted. Nevertheless, those who are into unconventional attractions may still find Haw Par Villa worthy of their time.
Overall, Haw Par Villa may not be your average tourist attraction but it is still a must see especially if you are fond of Chinese culture and mythology. Efforts to restore the park to its former glory are also in the way.
Am organising an cohesion event for my company. And visit to Haw Par Villa came as a popular choice. The group size is about 70 paxes and am exploring the date of 19 Oct. Does Haw Par Villa provides guided tour? Thanks.
I just checked the official website and i couldn’t see any references to group bookings. Although it is free to visit the park, there is in fact a cost for guided tours.
I would suggest contacting them 6773 0103 or [email protected] to see what they can do for you in terms of discounts and times.
Can we bring our small dog along to haw par villa?
I cannot find information as to whether dogs are permitted, therefore I would leave your dog at home. Here is some anecdotal advice visitors have given on the subject.
How much does it cost to enter Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Flyer and Gardens by the Bay?
You can enter the Marina Bay Sands Casino for free, but there is currently a special where you can pay just S$25 to go up to the Skypark (usually S$46). You can find the discount deal here.
The Singapore Flyer costs: Adult: S$33, Child (3-12yrs): S$21, Senior (60yrs+): S$24.
Gardens by the Bay also has an online discounted deal at the moment where you can buy tickets for S$22 (usually S$28).