Please note that the following tour is only available on Fridays.
‘When a tiger dies, it leaves its skin. When a man dies, he leaves his name’. Enter the tiger’s den. Take an unforgettable magical journey through the whimsical landscape of Haw Par Villa (aka Tiger Balm Garden). Built in 1937, it is the world’s only eclectic Chinese mythological park of its kind, the brainchild of Aw Boon Haw – billionaire philanthropist and marketer extraordinaire - who gave us the famed Tiger Balm. Discover Asia – its literature, philosophy and history - by walking through these seemingly eccentric and even bizarre vistas, or be surprised that in every Chinese, there is a little Indian. Make sense of the tapestry of Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism seamlessly woven into the poetry of the garden. Steeped in symbolism and philosophy, this walk tells the ageless story of good over evil, the struggle between modernity and tradition and the inevitability of death. To find your Tao in this life, join us in the journey. As the ancient Chinese proverb says, ‘To catch the cub, you have to enter the tiger’s den’.
- Tiger’s Den
- Aw Family Memorials
- Eight Immortals
- Vices & Virtues
- Ten Courts of Hell
- Journey to the West
*Meeting point: Haw Par Villa MRT, Outside Exit A
*Guests are advised to dress comfortably, preferably wearing a cap and comfy shoes, and bring along sunglasses, an umbrella or poncho, and a bottle of water.
Exclusion: Food and Beverages, Gratuity or Tip, Transportation.
Inclusion: Tour Guiding Services of Licensed Tour Guide
** Tour not available on Singapore's Public Holidays