What To Expect
There is an ancient Chinese proverb that says, 'To catch the cub, you have to enter the tiger's den.' Join us on a walk through Haw Par Villa to help you find your Tao in life!
Take an unforgettable magical journey through the whimsical landscape of Haw Par Villa (formerly known as Tiger Balm Garden). Built in 1937, it is the brainchild of Aw Boon Haw - billionaire philanthropist and marketer extraordinaire - who gave us the famed Tiger Balm. Get the opportunity to explore the world's only eclectic Chinese mythological park of its kind.
Let stories of old from Asia unfold before your very eyes as you walk through the park's seemingly eccentric and even bizarre vistas. Meet familiar and strange new characters from Chinese mythology through numerous statues and giant dioramas scattered throughout the park.
This walk will take you through the history, literature and philosophy of Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism that are seamlessly woven into the poetry of the garden. As the park itself is steeped in symbolism and philosophy, learn about the ageless story of good over evil, the struggle between modernity and tradition and the inevitability of death.
Aw Family Memorials
Vices & Virtues
Ten Courts of Hell
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Children below 7 years old are free of charge.
This itinerary is available on the day indicated above only but feel free to check the alternatives on the schedule below. The local operator runs other walks with the same focus on history and heritage and the same principle of taking you to places most other tours don't.
Thursday: Sultans of Spice™ A Kampong Glam Walk
Friday: Cultured Leopard, Rising Tiger Finding Your Tao in Haw Par Villa™
Saturday: Changi WWII™ A Changi Museum War Trail (afternoon tours are available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays)
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2 hours and 30 minutes
2, 3 or 5 days