Oriental Orb

November 24, 2013 § 1 Comment

On a recent visit to Haw Par Villa in Singapore I was delighted to find this little orb:


The gardens are a three dimensional graphic novel with portrayals of Chinese classics (like the Journey to the West) rendered in painted concrete dioramas. Originally built by the Haw Brothers, who made their fortune inventing Tiger Balm, it is now a little sad and desolate. Here are a couple more pictures for your delectation and delight:




§ One Response to Oriental Orb

  • Your right it is a pity that the gardens are so run down. We discovered them a couple of years ago almost by accident and thought the Singapore government could really make something out of them with a bit investment. The statutes are wonderfully kitche and Chinese crazy

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