Monday, May 4, 2020

Haw Par Villa - Tiger Balm Garden (Singapore) (Part 3): Journey to the West

Haw Par Villa (Tiger Balm Garden) contains big variety of sculptures representing Chinese mythology, folklore and legends. Various beings with simian characteristics appear in Chinese mythology and religion. For example, one of them is Monkey King who was a warder of evil spirits, respected and loved, an ancient deity at least influenced by the Hindu deity Hanuman. The Monkey god is still worshiped by some people in modern China. Some of the mythology associated with the Monkey King influenced the novel Journey to the West. Journey to the West (Chinese: 西遊記; pinyin: Xī Yóu Jì) is a Chinese novel published in the 16th century during the Ming dynasty and attributed to Wu Cheng'en. It is one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature. Main characters: Tang Sanzang (Tripitaka), Sun Wukong (Monkey King), Zhu Bajie (Pigsy) and Sha Wujing (Sandy).

Sun Wukong fighting demons

Sun Wukong
Zhu Bajie 

Zhu Bajie 



【Chinese / English subtitle】Uproar in Heaven (1964)
The Monkey King Conquers the Demon【金猴降妖】

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