Haw Par Villa Closed For 6-Month Upgrading Till Apr 2021

Haw Par Villa is a unique destination in Singapore to learn about Chinese folklore.

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But if you happen to be planning a trip down to the theme park in the coming months, those outings might have to be postponed.

See, Haw Par Villa is set to undergo a 6-month renovation from 1 Oct 2020 until 31 Mar 2021 during which new attractions will be added.

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Haw Par Villa closed for 8 months this year

The Pasir Panjang theme park first announced its closure on Tuesday (29 Sep) via a Facebook post.

Haw Par Villa had earlier closed for 3 months during the ‘Circuit Breaker’ period.

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After a quiet July and August following the 3-month closure, the park only announced its reopening on 8 Sep. Including the upcoming closure from Oct, this means 8 months of shutdown in 2020 alone.

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Despite the prolonged closure, Haw Par Villa remained rather coy about the upgrading works.

When probed by netizens, the park’s management simply hinted at “new things” coming up next April.

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However, they hope visitors would continue to support them when they reopen.

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Statues & dioramas at Haw Par Villa require continuous repairs

Earlier last week, Haw Par Villa gave us a glimpse of what the upgrading works might entail.

In the post, the theme park shared that the 1,000 statues and dioramas require continuous repainting.

They also shed light on how a resident artisan spent 9 hours a day over a course of 3 weeks giving a single sculpture a makeover.

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MS News has reached out to Haw Par Villa for more information on the upgrading works.

What’s in store for 2021 still a mystery

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Featured image adapted from Google Maps and Facebook.