Monday, 7 July 2014

#72 SG-143321 Haw Par Villa, Singapore

Postcard : Haw Par Villa
Sent : 28 May 2014 (from KaiBoon in Singapore)
Received : 19 June 2014
Distance :  1,113 km (692 miles)
Travelling : 22 days

Haw Par Villa is a theme park located along Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore. The park contains over 1,000 statues and 150 giant dioramas depicting scenes from Chinese mythology, folklore, legends, history, and illustrations of various aspects of Confucianism.

Also known as The Tiger Balm Gardens, Haw Par Villa was built in 1937 by brothers Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par, the bussinessmen behind the famous pain-relieving ointment, Tiger Balm. Haw Par Villa was intended as a public space where families could learn about traditional Chinese values. in Haw Par Villa, you can see dragonhead, sculpture, statues, and dioramas. You also can found makeshift stalls that used to sell snacks at the entrance of the gardens.

Here's some photos maybe you interest :

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