5 Crazy Places in Singapore That Will Make You go WTF
1. CHIJMES convent
Pronounced as “chimes”, the CHIJMES (Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus Middle Education School) is a complex with buildings displaying varied styles of architecture like Gothic and Neoclassical. The complex was a convent once and was famous for the Gate of Hope that was the beacon of hope for many babies that were left there by people who considered them harbingers of bad luck.
2. Haw Par Villa
Locally known as the “Buddhist amusement park”, it’s no way close to it. Many Singaporeans have experienced the traumatic memories of being hauled to this place for them to get acquainted with sins, life and the results of their choices. With a pretty detailed depiction of hell and other such fantastic things, this is an experience you won’t forget soon.
3. Mint Museum of Toys
Housing over 50,000 toys from 40 countries and covering the toys popular for a great part of 20th century, the Museum of Toys is full of surprises. Apart from the huge collection, the museum also has some one-of-a-kind toys and some creepy looking pressed tin and bekalite toys that might make your worst nightmares come alive.
4. Sungei Road Thieves Market
If you want to experience a Singapore that online a handful do, just look past the clean avenues and high-rise buildings to find the Sungei Road Thieves Market. If you look hard enough, you’re sure to find the most bizzare and unexpected articles here- from antique watches and old currency to rare foot ware and World War memorabilia.
5. German Girl Shrine
Tucked in the tiny island of Pulau Ubin, lies the century-old German Girl Shrine. Legend goes that the shrine was made in remembrance of a German girl who lived there and died just before the First World War; Despite being a Roman Catholic all her life; Over time the girl got around being worshipped as a Taoist deity and there are different versions of as to why.