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Haw Par Villa reopening on March 1, 2019 with option to hold wedding there

We wonder if the park would have new opening hours.

Olivia Lin | February 25, 06:42 pm

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After three months of repair works, Haw Par Villa will open its doors again on March 1, 2019.

The Chinese theme park, which houses more than 1,000 statues and dioramas, has been closed since Dec. 1, 2018.

It is most famous for its depiction of the 10 courts of Hell.

Photo via Flickr/Rudy Herman

Haw Par Villa then and now

Once known as the Tiger Balm Garden, the park was built by Burmese-Chinese brothers, Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par, in the 1930s.

Then, the brothers wanted to teach traditional Chinese values and folk history, which is why the sculptures were commissioned.

The park was redeveloped in the 1980s by the Singapore Tourism Board.

Recently, Haw Par Villa has started to hold events that appeal to the younger crowd, such as the Twilight Tour on Halloween, and the Noise Invasion Festival.

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🎃🎆JOIN US FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE HAW-LOWEEN EXPERIENCE Craving for a change to the same ol’ Halloween night out? We invite you to join our Journeys to Hell™ tour this Friday evening (26 Oct 2018), where you will gain enlightenment on the different perspectives of death and the afterlife. Step into the infamous Ten Courts of Hell to see what will get you dismembered and drowned in a pool of blood. On this special evening, dress up in your best Halloween costume and grab countless photo opportunities as you journey through the park and the Ten Courts of Hell. Don’t miss the chance to enter our Contemplation Room for a spot of reflection in an Actual coffin. Witness a fiery end to your night as you try your hands at a traditional ritual common amongst Singaporeans to ensure a good life for their ancestors. BOOK NOW via link in bio🎇

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It has even opened up as a wedding venue, which means couples who want their guests to remember the night forever can consider renting it.

Photo via Haw Par Villa

According to the website, the park opens 9am to 6pm, from Monday to Friday.

So far, there has been no announcements on new opening hours.

Admission to the park will remain free of charge.

Top photo via Flickr/Walter Lim and Flickr Jnzl.

About Olivia Lin

Olivia likes to spook herself out by reading short horror stories. She’s also worried that by stating this on an online platform, internet-savvy ghosts might haunt her at night.

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