Monday, 8 May 2017

Singapore Day 3

Built in 1937, Haw Par Villa is famous for its 150 dioramas depictions of Chinese folklore and mythology and over 1,000 colourful statues. Located on a hill in Pasir Panjang, Ho chose to build the villa at the highest point of the hill, allowing for a panoramic view of the sea. Haw Par Villa is named after the Burma-born Aw brothers, who created the medical ointment Tiger Balm. Created for his younger brother Boon Par, the older Boon Haw saw the $2-million circular-shaped house and its sprawling garden as a journey into Chinese mythology. In its early years, the grounds were opened to the public, and even had a zoo.

We stopped this little friend amongst the trees.

The pond was full of real turtles although at first glance I thought they were more statues.

The Gods of Happiness, Prosperity and Longevity.

The 8 Immortals invaded Neptune’s Palace and the Queen of the Lake of Jade played the role of conciliator.

Avalon having fun in front of the Dragon Wall.

The Legendary Sage.

We then caught the train to the Botanic Gardens and went into the Orchid Gardens which were just amazing. Every shape, colour, size that you can imagine is on display here. This one reminded me of the Alice in Wonderland story.

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