9/16/2012

Tiger Balm Gardens

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CHINA SAIJIKI

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Tiger Balm Gardens

***** Location: China
***** Season: Topic
***** Category: Earth / Humanity


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Explanation





Tiger Balm Gardens is the name of public pleasure gardens that existed or continue in three east Asia locations. They are also known as Haw Par Villa gardens.

There are three Tiger Balm Garden locations , all were built by the Aw family (Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par). They were created to promote the Tiger Balm products produced by the family.

The original garden was located in Hong Kong but is now closed. The second is in Singapore, and a third is in Fujian, Mainland China.

The gardens contain statues and dioramas depicting scenes from Chinese folklore, legends, history and illustrations of various aspects of Confucianism.



Tiger Balm Garden (Hong Kong)
Haw Par Villa (Singapore)
Tiger Balm Garden (Fujian)
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Tiger Balm Garden - (Hong Kong) (虎豹別墅)
also called Aw Boon Haw Garden, was located at 15, Tai Hang Road, Tai Hang, Wan Chai District, Hong Kong. The garden was adjoining the Haw Par Mansion and its private garden. The Tiger Balm Garden was demolished for redevelopmentin 2004.
The Haw Par Mansion and its private garden have been preserved.
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Worldwide use


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Things found on the way




Tiger Balm 虎標萬金油
is the trademark for a heat rub manufactured and distributed by Haw Par Healthcare in Singapore.

It was originally developed in the 1870s by an herbalist, Aw Chu Kin, in Rangoon, Burma, who on his deathbed asked his sons Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par to perfect the product.

Originally named for containing tiger bone, an ingredient in traditional Chinese medicine dating back 1,500 years to treat pain, inflammation and to strengthen muscle,
Tiger Balm now consists purely of herbal ingredients. Tiger Balm is available in several varieties, the "cold" Tiger Balm White (recommended for use with headaches) and the "hot" Tiger Balm Red.
Another version is called Tiger Balm Ultra.
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HAIKU


Tiger Balm Gardens
One captured glance from long ago
Still makes my heart quake




- Shared by Res John Burman -
Joys of Japan, 2012



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1 comment:

Res said...

Thank you Gabi San. I am honoured.
Thanks too for the info on The Tiger Balm Gardens. I have visited the one in Singapore many times, but many years ago. I knew of the Hong Kong one, but didn't know it had closed. It is news to me that there is yet a third Tiger Balm Gardens in China.
My household is never without a jar of Tiger Balm.