Framing the past: Photographer recreates family snaps taken at Haw Par Villa

Ramaswamy Visweswaran (seated) and Rajani Visweswaran, today at Haw Par Villa (right), and back then in 1984.
Ramaswamy Visweswaran (seated) and Rajani Visweswaran, today at Haw Par Villa (right), and back then in 1984.PHOTOS: VISWESWARAN FAMILY, DEANNA NG

SINGAPORE - In 1973, a boy named Hercules visited Haw Par Villa.

His mother took him and his five siblings - Hector, Hubert, Harold, Helen and Hazel - through the 10 Courts of Hell where she highlighted some of the punishments meted out to those who sin. For instance, a disrespectful individual might have their heart cut out.

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