Haw Par Villa is a theme park in Singapore. There are over 1,000 statues and 150 dioramas, mainly taken from Chinese mythology and folklore. Not all statues are exceptional for their realism, but the villa is very impressive on the whole.
Built in 1937 by the Burmese-Chinese brothers Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par, the developers of Tiger Balm, the venue was used as a reminder of traditional Chinese legends. The brothers lived here and their vehicle is displayed in the villa today. At some point this place passed to the Singapore government.
The best known attraction of Haw Par Villa is the Ten Courts of Hell, which depict life in Hell (according to Chinese mythology). This is set in a suitably dimly lit cave, hence I do not have shots from there. However, there are a couple of statuesque guards, coming up tomorrow.
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