I enjoyed reading this interesting article on a part of Singapore I had not heard of. I see that Haw Par Villa is closed now for repairs, but will open 3/1/19. When I return to Singapore after the Christmas Holidays in the US I will have to plan a visit to it. It only looks to be about 4 miles from where I am living.
I am glad that I could ReBlog this post.
Tiger balm. Chinese folklore. Decaying statues. What’s not to love about Haw Par Villa in Singapore? (Maybe the ghosts?)
Warning, this blog contains what could be some disturbing pictures for younger readers. No joke. Don’t let the references to Disneyland fool you. There are no sweet, happy endings at Haw Par Villa, only moral lessons featured often in very graphic, violent stories. Oh, and there are ghosts. You’ve been warned.
Welcome to Haw Par Villa – A Little Bit Violent, A Little Bit Sexist, A LOT of Weird
There are so many ways to describe Haw Par Villa.
Imagine a type of Disneyland built by two Chinese immigrants channeling Tim Burton then abandoned 50 years ago.
If you prefer architecture or art, I could describe it as reminiscent of Antoni Gaudí and Salvador Dalí with a touch of Stephen King.
However I choose to mentally draw that picture, the bottom line is that…
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