Haw Par Villa Re-visited (Singapore)

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If you visit Singapore, get ready your lomo cameras and come to this amazing theme park called Haw Par Villa! It is a wonderland of beautiful landscape and colorful sculptures!

Formally known as the Tiger Balm Gardens, it was built by the Brothers of the Tiger Balm business. The mansion was demolished after World War II but the garden remains open till today and since converted into a theme park named Haw Par Villa.

The park opens its door to the public to preserve Chinese heritage by educating the younger generation important lessons in life. The three-dimensional sculptures and figurines were painstakingly created to portray stories and events based on famous Chinese mythology and legends.

Once a popular theme park, it is now in a run down state and entry to the park has been free since 1996. However I still love this place and it has become one of my favorite lomo locations! Checkout my Lomo LC-A+ and Lomo Spinner 360° pictures of this amazing wonderland!

Checkout Black & White review of the same location by fellow lomographer – Sumlom
http://www.lomography.com/magazine/locations/2009/03/06/haw-par-villa-singapore

written by lawypop on 2010-06-19 in #world #locations

8 Comments

  1. stijn_b
    stijn_b ·

    Interesting location, i like those sculptures. Excellent shots!

  2. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    thanks stijn! :DD

  3. renaishashin
    renaishashin ·

    Wah! You oso go Haw Par Villa spin spin arh? LOL! Nice!!!!

  4. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    @ renaishashin: yes was few months ago :P thanks bro!

  5. myloveletter
    myloveletter ·

    Awesome! Great shots!!!

  6. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    awesome!! lomolocation with the spinner is so cool!

  7. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    awesome!! lomolocation with the spinner is so cool!

  8. ahleng90
    ahleng90 ·

    wow...fantastic shots lawypop!spin spin spin! :D
    cool place..just wonderful for lomo..thanks for sharing this :D

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