Off to another new country with a visit to Singapore. The Haw-Par Villa is a Chinese Mythological park (outdoor or open-air museum) created in 1937 by two brothers who developed and got rich from Tiger Balm. It contains 1,000 fiberglass statues and 150 giant dioramas depicting scenes from Chinese folklore, legends, history and illustrations of various aspects of Confucianism. The best known attraction is the Ten Courts of Hell, located inside a dragon and displayed in graphic detail in the above picture. Nice, eh?
What I find fascinating is there are a number of statues sitting abandoned right outside the park on a deserted hill. I think I’d rather see that.