Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Singapore's Beloved And Creepy Wonderland

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In Singapore in 1937, Haw built the million-dollar Haw Par Villa and Tiger Balm Garden, which included dioramas of painted concrete statues acting out morality tales from traditional Chinese stories and myths, including the graphic and disturbing Ten Gates of Hell.

Today, you can wander the grounds, free of charge. It's the 'creepy wonderland' - as many Singaporeans once fondly called it - aspect of Haw Par Villa that shines through amid the 150 dioramas and roughly 1,000 individual sculptures.

(thanks Lisa)

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