Haw Par Villa is now open at night!
7 June 2019 – Built in 1937, Singapore’s largest outdoor art gallery is the brainchild of Aw Boon Haw, the millionaire philanthropist and marketing extraordinaire who gifted the world Tiger Balm. The eclectic park is a treasure trove of Asian culture, history, philosophy and religion – quirky yet enlightening at the same time. Since 2015, it is managed by award-winning heritage specialist Journeys Pte Ltd, which has taken on the task of bringing back the park’s glory days.
Visitors can now explore the historic Haw Par Villa after sundown, with the extended operating hours spanning from 9am to 10pm (last entry at 9.30pm).
See the park’s wondrous landscape with its eclectic sculptures and dioramas in a new light and enjoy a gorgeous sunset while you are at it!
For the music-lovers & party-goers: Haw Par Thrilla
Highlights include the highly-anticipated Haw Par Thrilla by Singapore-based party collective Ice Cream Sundays (ICS) in collaboration with DJ crew Mugic, which will see the park’s courtyard transformed into a music, dance and arts haven from 3pm to 10.30pm.
Guests can look forward to a delightful Saturday boogieing to tunes by music maestros Bongomann, Dang, Kentaro, Muto Masashi, MyHero, Toppings and Ulysses. Channel your inner artist and join in the fun at the social mural, hosted by Mural Lingo and designed by the talented Jennifer O’Connor. Be treated to a feast of zany visual projections and tantalising eats from Sidecar Sausages and Popbar SG, who will be serving up all-natural sausages (with a new vegetarian burger option) and customisable gelato popsicles.
For the excitement-seeker: Journey to the End and Back (an escape-themed game)
The exhilarating Journey to the End and Back escape game by Lockdown Singapore will also make a return. Open to the public, the upcoming twilight edition (5.00pm to 9.30pm) will immerse players in a world of Chinese mythology as they race against time to solve puzzles and riddles around the park, including the infamous Ten Courts of Hell! Each game lasts around an hour.
Tickets are available on Lockdown SG’s online ticketing platform. Walk-ins are also accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. The meeting point for the game registration and payment is the Canteen beside the Pagoda Pond, which is a short walk in from the entrance of Haw Par Villa.