Singapore Haw Par Villa Finding Your Tao Walking Tour

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What To Expect

Visit the whimsical land of Haw Par Villa! Marvel at the statues and giant dioramas depicting stories and characters of Chinese mythology, legend and folklore.

Highlights

  • Take an unforgettable journey through the whimsical landscape of Haw Par Villa

  • Walk through eccentric vistas and see statues and dioramas of Chinese mythology

  • Learn more about the history and philosophy of Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism

Specifications

Type:
Singapore Walking Tours
Departs From:
Singapore
Meeting Point:
Haw Par Villa MRT Station
Duration:
2 hours and 30 minutes
Availability:
Friday at 9:30 AM
Product Code:
11906
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Paper voucher printout not required for this activity. You may show e-voucher from your mobile device.
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Description

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.

Highlights

  • Tiger's Den

  • Aw Family Memorials

  • Eight Immortals

  • Vices & Virtues

  • Ten Courts of Hell

  • Journey to the West

Includes

  • Professional guide

  • Entrance to Haw Par Villa

Excludes

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Meals and drinks

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Children below 7 years old are free of charge.

  • You are advised to wear comfortable shoes and to bring an umbrella or poncho and a bottle of water.

Schedule

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.

Monday: The Time of Empire™ A Colonial District Walk

Tuesday: Red Clogs Down the Five Foot Way™ A Chinatown Walk

Tuesday: Through Fog and Fire - Singapore 1942™ A Changi Museum War Trail

Wednesday: Dhobis, Saris & a Spot of Curry™ A Little India Walk

Thursday: Sultans of Spice™ A Kampong Glam Walk

Friday: Cultured Leopard, Rising Tiger Finding Your Tao in Haw Par Villa™

Friday: Secrets of the Red Lantern™ A Chinatown & Geylang Night Tour

Saturday: Changi WWII™ A Changi Museum War Trail (afternoon tours are available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays)

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 2 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 1 day or less prior to date of activity.

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