Archive for the tag 'Har Par Villa'

Jul 09 2012

Singapore’s Haw Par Villa (Tiger Balm Gardens)

Uhm.... why?

Despite what the glossy brochures tell you, Singapore isn’t all glitzy shopping centres and perfectly manicured gardens. See the darker, more dilapidated side of the city with a visit to the bizarre cultural theme park known as Haw Par Villa. Originally known as Tiger Balm Gardens, the park was founded in 1937 by Aw Boon … read the full post

Oct 28 2011

Singapore’s spookiest places

It’s no secret that Singapore is a haunted city – there’s a month-long festival devoted to feeding hungry ghosts. Of course, it’s not the gleaming shopping malls and skyscrapers that many Singapore residents consider to be haunted, it’s the old and forgotten places in the city’s outer reaches. These sights are here year-round, but this … read the full post