Singapore- 29 November 2016. After AFA event we are take a walk for (mengisi waktu) go to theme park named Haw Par Villa and Mr. Kurt Mc Clung guide us. Haw Par Villa build by 2 brothers there is Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par at 1937. Why they created this theme park is purpose chinese traditional values and chinese ethnicity. The Haw Par in the park’s name is based on the Aw brothers’ personal names—Haw and Par, which mean “tiger” and “leopard” respectively. The Haw Par Villa (Chinese: 虎豹別墅; pinyin: Hǔ Bào Biéshù) itself is a theme park located along Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore. The park contains over 1,000 statues and 150 giant dioramas depicting scenes from Chinese mythology, folklore, legends, history, and illustrations of various aspects of Confucianism.
In this theme park we are presented by “10 Court of Hell”. Time operation Haw Par Villa is everyday at 09.00 pm until 18.00 am and free entry :D. This is our expresion before entry to Haw Par Villa.
We really curious with “10 Court of Hell” will we see and we are walking around all of the court for increase our knowledge. We will explain to you one by one about “10 Court of Hell”.
1.First Court of Hell Yama: King Qinguang
In the first court of hell, King Qinguang conducts preliminary trials and each prisoner is judged according to his deeds in his past life. The “good” are distinguished from the “evil” and The King recommends appropriate reward or punishment. Punishment is the carried out in the various courts.
Those with virtuous conduct in their past life will be led over the “Golden Bridge” to reach paradise.
Those whose past good deeds outweigh crimes commited will be sent to the “Silver Bridge” to reach paradise.
Those who were evil doers in their past life will be sent to repent before the “Mirror of Retribution” and then taken to a subsequent court of hell to be punished.
2.Second Court of Hell – Yama: King Chujiang
|Inflicting physical injury||Thrown into volcanic pit|
|Corruption||Frozen into blocks of ice|
|Stealing and gambling|
|Prostitues||Thrown into a pool of blood and drowned|
3.Third Court of Hell – Yama: King Songdi
|Direspect to elders|
|Escape from prison|
|Drug addits & traffickers||Tied to red hot copper pillar and grilled|
|Urging people into crime and social unrest|
4.Fourth Court of Hell – Yama: King Wuguan
|Tax dodger||Pounded by stone mallet|
|Refusal to pay rent|
|Disobedience to one’s siblings||Grounded by a large stone|
|Lack of fillal plety|
This accommodates those where were wronged and driven to their death. They would be asked to view how their enemies receive retribution. They would then be judged on their past deeds and given an appropriate punishment.
5.Fifth Court of Hell – Yama: King Yanluo
|Plotted another’s death for his property or money||Thrown onto a hill of knives|
|Money lenders with exorbitant interest rates|
The viewing Home Tower is for the evildoers to see how their relatives and family are suffering as a result of their wrong-doings.
6.Sixth Court of Hell – Yama: King Piencheng
|Cheating||Thrown onto a tree of knives|
|Misuse of books||Body sawn into two|
|P ossession of pornographic material|
|Breaking writen rules and regulations|
7.Seventh Court of Hell – Yama: King Taishan
|Rumor mongers||Tongue pulled out|
|Sowing discord among family members|
8.Eighth Court of Hell – Yama: King Dushi
|Lack of fillal obedience||Intestines and organs pulled out|
|Causing trouble for parents or family members|
|Cheating during examinations|
|Harming others to benefit oneself||Body dismembered
9.Nineth Court of Hell – Yama: King Pingdeng
|Robbery||Head and arms chopped off|
|Any other unlawful conduct|
|Neglect of the old and the young||Curshed under boulders|
10.Tenth Court of Hell – Yama: King Zhuanlun
In the Tenth Court, there is the “Wheel of Reincarnation” and the “Pavillion of Forgetfulness” (‘Men-Po” Pavillion).
After serving their sentences, prisoners arrive at the Tenth Court where King Zhuanglun passes final judgement. The prisoners are then brought to the “Pavillion of Forgetfulness” where an old lady “Men Po” hands them a cup of magic tea which on dringking, makes them forget their past lives.
They will then go throught the “Wheel of Reincarnation”. Depending on the prisoner’s past life, he would either be reborn either as a human or an animal. Some would be reborn into a life of ease and comfort while others into sorrow and suffering.
Thanks toMr. Kurt for guiding us and explained the theme park very detail and interisting about ’10 Court of Hell”, we hope we can meet again soon.