Birthing Hell’s Museum
After more than four years in the making, it is my pleasure to announce that Hell’s Museum has finally opened to the public - today.
The museum in Haw Par Villa explores perspectives of death and the afterlife across civilisations, religions, and cultures, and rituals and practices that emerged from these perspectives.
There’s plenty to see, learn, and ponder - a recreation of a burial crypt, a traditional Chinese void deck funeral, a traditional Chinese grave, altars from different parts of the world, and more.
And of course, the 10 Courts of Hell, now air-conditioned and its thousand-year evolution revealed, its multiple layers of history uncovered.
As the museum’s chief curator, it has been a long journey filled with immense challenges and obstacles - and innumerable late nights - but seeing the finished product fills me with satisfaction and pride.
There’s still plenty to work on and improve - but at least the baby’s out. Come visit and I hope you have a good time!