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A Photo Journey Into Singapore’s Weirdest Attraction

by Feb 28, 2017Asia, Singapore11 comments

I’m not entirely sure how I found out about this place, but I’m more than ecstatic that I made it a priority to find this place. Haw Par Villa. How in the hell do I even begin to explain this attraction? First off, the following picture journey is a bit graphic in nature and might not be suitable for children. You might want to grab a shot of whiskey and then join me as I take you down the rabbit hole into one of Singapore’s weirdest, yet fascinating attractions.

How to get there: This place is extremely easy to get to. All you have to do is hop on the train and get off at the Haw Par Villa stop. Yup, it even has its own train stop.

Take a step back in time into Chinese folklore and mythology!


The entrance welcome sign.


I’ve made a horrible mistake.

Oh hey did you order a trident to the buttocks?

Rippin hearts out like I’m Brittany.

These are just a few of the rules.

Throw ’em in the pit Bob!

Cracking skulls is what I do on Saturdays after my cup of tea.

Charlie, I’m being real with you, this might hurt a little bit.

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I didn’t know there were so many rules in hell.

John, please be still while we saw your head in half.

No worries Bob, I’ll be back to work tomorrow.

Janice, you are a sinner, I’m taking your intestines. Cool?

I have no words for this.


Can we talk about this first?


Jerry, you’re not doing it right.


Um…. Jerry, we need to get you some deodorant!

Timmy fell into a well? We’ll save him.

What is the weirdest place or attraction that you’ve ever been to? Let us know in the comments below! 

⇓Watch below for our snapchat story in Haw Par Villa ⇓

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  1. Katy Clarke

    Ha ha – who thinks of this stuff? That’s the type of unusual attraction I like to seek out but I would probably leave the kids behind for this one! Thanks for sharing on #FarawayFiles

  2. Clare (Suitcases and Sandcastles)

    This is the most gruesome thing I think I’ve ever seen! I’m glad you’ve visited so that I don’t have to. I’m going to rack my brain over the next few days to think of some of the weird and wonderful places I’ve been – but I’m not sure I could top this. Thanks for sharing on #FarawayFiles

    • Dan

      Haha yeah, this place isn’t a destination for everyone, but it is by far one of the weirdest ones out there.

  3. Lydia C. Lee

    As kids we were taken her and loved it, but were slightly terrifed of the Hell part – ask anyone who grew up in Singapore, and they have this fond memory of it, tinged with terror. So of course I took my kids, who found it hilarious (esp the bit about respecting your elder sibling). This is my favourite place in Singapore because there’s nothing like it. I don’t get why they don’t promote it more – and you can go early 9-10 before the heat, and it’s free. I love the big masks at the back of the park…(The black one is the good guy, by the way, in Chinese theatre. The white mask is the devil, I think, and I forget who the red one is…)

    • Dan

      That is awesome! This was by far our favorite part about Singapore because well it’s different and we like different. Much of what we saw was just the same old same old of skyscrapers and basically a very nice clean city. This place was completely in left field and we loved it! While Singapore can be pretty expensive this place is indeed free and so I’ll be recommending this place for all of my fellow backpackers.

    • Bumble Bee Mum

      I’m with you Lydia, I can vouch for the ‘fond memories tinged with terror’. Haha… Awww man… Haw Par Villa as my childhood theme park. What was Singapore government thinking?? “Let’s build Haw Par Villa for the kids instead of Disneyland. It would teach them some good ‘ol Chinese values.” Maybe THIS is the reason why Singaporeans are so obedient!

  4. Rhonda Albom

    I wouldn’t bring young children to this place. I’m not sure I wouldn’t have nightmares. This might scare you into being “good” or else!

    • Dan

      Yeah it’s a bit gruesome for little kids. I do agree though if I was little I would make sure to follow all of the rules!

  5. Bumble Bee Mum

    HAHAHA.. Omg, I burst out laughing when you said “How in the hell…”, I couldn’t figure out if it was meant to be a pun, considering Haw Par Villa is all about hell.

    My parents brought us there for outings when we were kids. I have crazy parents, I know. But lots of Singaporean parents at that time did that… I suspect they wanted to scare us into behaving. Like ooo.. looook… this is what happens if you misbehave.

    I have never taken my own kids though. I don’t even want to step in there myself ever again! #FarawayFiles

  6. Erin Gustafson | Oregon Girl Around the World

    Bahahahaha! That is so super crazy. You may not get the reference, but the seals at the end remind me of the ones from Finding Dory! Thank you for sharing this little corner of super weird with #FarawayFiles! I’m still laughing. Cheers rom Copenhagen – Erin

  7. Bablofil

    Thanks, great article.


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