It's been about twenty years since I last visited Haw Par Villa, a place built by a Singaporean businessman as a villa for his family, as well as housing a traditional morality exhibit of sorts. They used to charge an admission fee but for now it's free. If you are driving however, parking at the compound costs $5 till 7pm, when they close for the day. The parking fee includes a free bottle of mineral water which you can redeem at the canteen.
This is the family business. An excellent balm for mild to moderate headaches. I can't understand why no one has yet to create something for those pesky migranes.
You might find Haw Par Villa a rather weird place with quite a number of half human, half animal sculptures.
Huge Opera Masks.
On e of the Virtues and Vices Tableaus. The first thing that came to mind was the sinking of the Titanic. I'm sure they were trying to teach me something, but I failed to take note of what it was.
Another story about a man hurrying off after a gambling session, and got hit by a car.
A couple of rather violent images. Just imagine that 20 years ago, parents brought their kids to see this. I'm sure they all had nightmares, including myself.
The surrounding ponds and nature.
Tadpoles on leaves.
Although one of my main motives in coming back to this place was to see the ten courts of hell, the very thing that gave me nightmares when I was much younger, I didn't feel that it was neccesary to pay the $1 admission fee when we had already forked out $5 for less than 2 hours of parking. It's probably a token sum to maintain the grounds, but I chose to just let it remain a childhood memory.