Built in 1937 by the entrepreneurial and charismatic Aw Boon Haw for his brother Boon Par, Haw Par Villa is the quintessential house of Chinese folklore. Described by various visitors as "fascinating, delightful, bizarre and entertaining", Haw Par Villa is like no other place in the world.
Twenty-five clusters of original statues and figurines replicate Chinese mythology characters like the Laughing Buddha and the Fu Lu Shou (Taoist deities). A must-see exhibit is the Ten Courts of Hell, featuring the ten steps of judgement before reincarnation. Literal and leaving nothing to the imagination, the statues and sets immortalise moral values and Chinese cultural heritage for generations to come.
Meeting point: Haw Par Villa Entrance
(262 Pasir Panjang Road Singapore 118628)
Approximate Touring Time: 2 hours
We will go for lunch after that together, if you guys have any suggestions around that area, do let me know :)
Take SBS Transit bus 200 from Buona Vista MRT Station (EW21), SBS Transit bus 10, 30, SMRT Bus 188 from Harbour Front Centre, SBS Transit bus 143 from Orchard Road, SBS Transit bus 51 from Chinatown or SBS Transit bus 175 from Clementi MRT Stn/Temporary Bus Interchange. To view MRT route map: http://www.lta.gov.sg/projects/proj_maps_rail_l.htm
Hope you guys can join us, photography enthusiasts remember to bring your cameras :) Do sign up!
See you guys!