Monday, April 21, 2014

Haw Par Villa

After brunch at Hoopla, we went to Haw Par Villa!

Bf has been constantly pestering me to go there with him, to the point that whenever I ask for suggestions on where we should go for dates, he would bring up Haw Par Villa. To the point that I think he is slightly pissed with me for refusing to go again and again. Hahaha. So one fine day, I finally decided to be nice and agreed to go!

It rained that day and I was almost afraid that our plans would be ruined. Luckily the rain disappeared just as we entered the carpark!

My memories of Haw Par Villa was when I was still a kid, but I cannot remember if I did went back as an adult in recent years. Anyway, it was only this time that I realize the founders were related to the famous Tiger Balm Oil and the name of the Villa came from their names Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par. Haw and Par are respectively Tiger and Leopard in Chinese.

One of the main highlights of Haw Par Villa is the 10 Courts of Hell but unfortunately, was under maintenance that day. Was quite disappointed and thought there would be nothing else to see but the outdoor park is actually big enough to spend some time!

Ring the bell for Happiness, Prosperity and Longevity!

There were lots of such exhibits showing and teaching morals, filial piety, and vices to avoid.

"Don't snatch my fruit!"

After Haw Par Villa, we went to Tampines and tried J-Pot! I really like it and I will definitely be back for more! I used to always go to those $20 self-service buffet steamboat located at non air-conditioned and stuffy, crowded places, with very little variety and a messy table spread. I now think that when choosing restaurants for steamboat, it is very worth it to spend a little more for comfort, hygiene, variety, service, and quality food.

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