Haw Par Villa

262 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore 118628

Haw Par Villa, a theme park containing more than 1,000 statues and 150 giant dioramas that highlight Chinese myths and legends, might be the best-value entertainment in Singapore. (It’s free!) Built in 1937 by the creators of Tiger Balm (the ubiquitous salve that soothes every ill), the park depicts famous personages such as Laughing Buddha. Winding paths thread through the dioramas, allowing guests to pore over the details. Don’t miss the 10 Courts of Hell display, which portrays the afterlife for wrongdoers—fascinating, but probably best avoided if you’re traveling with young kids.

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