November 22, 2017

3203 SINGAPORE - Haw Par Villa

A diorama from Haw Par Villa - The spider spirits in the form
of beautiful women; they kidnapped the monks and forced him
to make love with them.

Haw Par Villa is a theme park which contains over 1,000 statues and 150 giant dioramas depicting scenes from Chinese mythology, folklore, legends, history, and illustrations of various aspects of Confucianism. Originally called Tiger Balm Gardens, it was built in 1937 by the Burmese-Chinese brothers Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par, the developers of Tiger Balm, as a venue for teaching traditional Chinese values. They moved their business from Burma to Singapore in 1926 and purchased the site in 1935.

The best known attraction is the Ten Courts of Hell, which features gruesome depictions of Hell in Chinese mythology and Buddhism. This attraction used to be set inside a 60m long trail of a Chinese dragon but the dragon has been demolished. Other major attractions include dioramas of scenes from Journey to the West, Fengshen Bang, The Twenty-four Filial Exemplars, Legend of the White Snake, Romance of the Three Kingdoms; statues of mythological figures such as the Laughing Buddha and Guanyin, and historical personages; the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac, and others.

About the stamps
The first stamp is part of the series Myths and Legends - The Attack of the Swordfish, designed by Lim An-Ling and issued on October 3, 2014.
1st local - It's on the postcard 3203
2nd local
0.50 SGD
2.00 SGD

The second stamp is part of the series Myths & Legends - Kusu Island, designed by Lim An-Ling and issued on May 2, 2016.
1st local - It's on the postcard 3203
2nd local
0.50 SGD - It's on the postcard 3203
2.00 SGD
 
References
Haw Par Villa - Wikipedia
Haw Par Villa - Visit Singapore

Sender: Pumipat
Sent from Singapore, on 17.10.2017

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