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    Don't let history repeats itself, like the KTM railway/station, hardly got crowds before it was demolish and then, when it's about, full of people just to get the photos. It's free admission and so, grab the chance!

    I was at Haw Par Villa yesterday whole day, before the gate opens till 7pm for time lapse and video clips. The color are still very nice and they did maintenance on it. During weekdays, it's quite empty and it's good for any kind of photography. The place still have resting points and trees providing shapes but you still gets burn if you into photography. Only bad is that not much shelter if rains, try to read weather forecast before going. Only weekend, they open the other toilet at the rear and so, you need to walk back to the first one during weekdays.

    Maybe I might be back for just photography only and hopes, got a fine weather on it.
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    thanks for the heads up!

    been like 20 years since i went there...frankly..the props..still spook me..

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    Don't go there if you're sensitive to other-worldly presences and are spooked by them

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    It is a pity as this was once an attraction in the 50 & 60. The problem is lack of parking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bukitimah View Post
    It is a pity as this was once an attraction in the 50 & 60. The problem is lack of parking.
    So take the mrt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bukitimah View Post
    It is a pity as this was once an attraction in the 50 & 60. The problem is lack of parking.
    They have since built an MRT station right in front of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanzohattori View Post
    They have since built an MRT station right in front of it
    This is the Haw Par Village MRT station entrance:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bukitimah View Post
    It is a pity as this was once an attraction in the 50 & 60. The problem is lack of parking.
    car park is available, just slightly further down, fee is $5.00 per entry
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    Only Sony device mostly, haha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    Don't go there if you're sensitive to other-worldly presences and are spooked by them
    Go there with a open mind!

    Good to know what other believe in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    Don't go there if you're sensitive to other-worldly presences and are spooked by them
    If Haw Par Villa is the other world we end up with one day living in Singapore is a heavenly paradise.

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    I agree totally ; popped by there and was really surprised by that the statues are generally still well maintained after so many years.

    The Hell exhibit still gave me a bit of creeps haha.
    Now older Liao, kinda appreciate it differently and really hope it doesn't disappear to become a condo one day.

    One recommendation is to go to the Botanical gardens after Haw Par Villa. Nearby and the scenery there is refreshing.

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    Ideal place for halloween party
    I eats, shoots & leaves

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yutaka Go View Post
    Ideal place for halloween party
    Haha, that's a pretty creative idea

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    From my last visit there. My advice is GO GO GO!






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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    This is the Haw Par Village MRT station entrance:

    one way ticket?
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denniskee View Post
    one way ticket?
    Not really... Got return tix, but only valid on 7th mth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by denniskee View Post
    one way ticket?
    Can buy return ticket if want reincarnation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keithwee View Post
    I agree totally ; popped by there and was really surprised by that the statues are generally still well maintained after so many years. The Hell exhibit still gave me a bit of creeps haha. Now older Liao, kinda appreciate it differently and really hope it doesn't disappear to become a condo one day. One recommendation is to go to the Botanical gardens after Haw Par Villa. Nearby and the scenery there is refreshing.
    The hell exhibit is good place to try out your cam high ISO capability

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    Quote Originally Posted by tofu master View Post

    The hell exhibit is good place to try out your cam high ISO capability
    I used hand held twilight from rx100. Comes out nicely. I also use pj660 for some video clips. Got people over there re painting some of the display. Some of it still bright in colors.
    Only Sony device mostly, haha!

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