Singapore: Haw Par Villa

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Built in the 1930’s, Haw Par Villa was developed by the makers of Tiger Balm as a full-on theme park for the local community. It features thousands of statues and dioramas whose underlying theme highlights Chinese folklore, mythology, and traditions such as filial piety and doing good for society.

Despite its bizarreness and creepiness, the park could still be interesting and insightful in an unusual way. And although Haw Par Villa has lost its former glory through the years, it is definitely a refreshing diversion from the city-centre.

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62 comments

  1. Rose Angelica

    This blog post makes me even more excited for our singapore trip on march πŸ‘Œβ€οΈ Anyway, I really love your blog.

  2. Lara

    Hi Jake! I hope you notice me here in your Blog, im starting to like you hehe, i really do love your Blog, i enjoy reading it, and to see the Beautiful Places around the World, hmmn.. youre so cute and Handsome hehe πŸ™‚

  3. bsquared

    Didn’t know there’s this part of SG… truly bizarre and odd, it’s a complete 180 of how I deem SG, I’ve only had the chance to roam around the business district… but like you’ve said there’s an emanating story through these statues and dioramas that runs deep that made me appreciate their culture more (weird what pics can do ;)). Thanks so much for sharing, will try to find this one on my next visit.

  4. Dio Reyes

    Hi! I know this is out of topic but i cant help but tell you that you did well on Eat Bulaga’s Kalyeserye considering it was your first TV appearance (based on your sis’ post..hihi!)

    God bless and Take care!

  5. Michelle Rhea

    all photos was so cool.. I really loved every pics.. like me I love to travel and take photos.. but I don’t have much time to blog.. but your blog give me inspiration to do mine.. Hope to see you Idol.. I watch also your appearance at kalyeserye.. Wohooo!! so perfect! God bless you Jake!

  6. anna tolentino

    Wow makers of Tiger Balm that’s interesting! πŸ™‚ Some scenarios are quite weird, would love to look forward to other places you’ll visit πŸ™‚ take care of yourself there, We miss you.. Balik ka na sa KS haha

  7. Maebz

    Hey Jake, first time reader here! I find your blog so interesting, i couldn’t stop reading. More please!😊
    What country are you planning to visit next?
    How i wish i could travel with youπŸš€

  8. Michelle Rhea

    your blogs was great! hopefully when I came back to SG i’ll surely visit this place.. also I love to travel a lot, your blogs give me inspiration to try also. so cool! by the way your so great at kalyeserye! hope to meet you personally.. oh may g! God bless Jake! πŸ™‚

  9. Maris

    Hi Jake! We’re currently in Singapore and your post made us want to visit Haw Par Villa. Will do it tomorrow! πŸ˜€ Hope you’ll have a chance to visit Highlander Bar in Clarke Quay soon. Hope to see you around!

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  11. fritzie

    A beautiful blog! And the pictures are breathtaking. I envy you for being able to travel to lots of beautiful places while at the same time being a full time student. I’m a full time student also and I hope I can do the same thing too. You’re an inspiration. Kudos Jake! πŸ™‚

  12. Mae

    Hi Jake! Your posts makes me want to visit Singapore again. I love your pictures especially when you’re in it. So handsome 😍😘

  13. You have a really great page! I’m hooked! The photos are really good as well, such bright colours but they complement each other! πŸ‘‹πŸΌπŸ˜„

  14. Hi Jake! I hope you notice me here. I like your blog. Your posts just makes me want to travel the beautiful places in the world! You’re so cute and handsome. Hehe

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