Tiger Balm founders’ Hong Kong mansion a hotbed of heritage innovation as it takes on new role

//Tiger Balm founders’ Hong Kong mansion a hotbed of heritage innovation as it takes on new role

Tiger Balm founders’ Hong Kong mansion a hotbed of heritage innovation as it takes on new role

The Aw brothers, Boon Haw (Gentle Tiger) and Boon Par (Gentle Leopard), knew a thing or two about design. When they concocted a herbal ointment in 1920s Burma, they sold it in hexagonal jars with the orange feline that provided its name snarling, memorably, on the front.Tiger Balm made their fortune; and when Aw Boon Haw built his Hong Kong home, Haw Par Mansion, he created a vast, public and equally unforgettable garden of tortured sculptures.“The Tiger Balm Gardens were like Disneyland in the…

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