3) A story about Tiger in a little Jar

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This 1-inch diameter Jar clawing with tiger doesn’t harm you, it doesn’t make any complaint until your muscle is yelling or nose is blocking.  It becomes a tiger that eases your pain and calms your vein.

The Jar captures an insight story about Assiduousness, a story about two brothers, Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par, whom took over the business from their herbalist father, Aw Chu Kin in the 1870s. They founded “Tiger Balm Gardens” in 1930, one in Singapore (the well known Haw Par Villa), and the other in Hong Kong.  During the olden days, Haw Par Villa is a must visit mythology theme park for family outdoor event during weekends or public holidays.  The Chinese mythology figures are good means of teaching traditional Chinese values.

Aw Boon “Haw” literally meant “Tiger” in Chinese and Aw Boon “Par” literally translated as “Leopard”, and this infamous story of Tiger and Leopard is legendary worldwide.
The Aw families with enormous fame overseas has done benevolent contributions to society with this huge garden, till now admission is free for all.
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Tiger-balm-s (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

44 thoughts on “3) A story about Tiger in a little Jar

    friendlytm said:
    October 23, 2012 at 12:17 am

    Thank you for sharing the story. I believe the garden in hk is gone now. Also I heard that a heiress of the family has made the tiger balm well known worldwide. It is now accepted in many American families. ..I think after they have made an ad using a famous sports person.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 23, 2012 at 11:24 am

      No doubt the family came from Burma but they park their faith and persistence over here, I as a Singaporean respect them with my sincere pen – remember AddGrainOnEarth

        friendlytm said:
        October 23, 2012 at 1:17 pm

        After reading all the other comments, I decided to buy a box of tiger balm! I was never a big fan of this strong smell oily stuff! Since so many people like it, it must be something good!

        Sydney Fong responded:
        October 23, 2012 at 1:23 pm

        I become the advertiser and if you buy 1, I will get 1 % commission, LOL ! thanks! see you ! – remember AddGrainOnEarth

    adinparadise said:
    October 23, 2012 at 12:18 am

    I bought some of theis when I was in Singapore. i must just remember to use it. :)

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 23, 2012 at 11:27 am

      when you use it too often, you will become like tiger, lol ! – remember AddGrainOnEarth

    travelingmarla said:
    October 23, 2012 at 12:28 am

    Tiger Balm is great. I had no idea about the origins. Yes, it is now used here in America as well. Thank you for the great story!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 23, 2012 at 11:28 am

      you are welcome ! is my pleasure to share those inspired story with you! – remember AddGrainOnEarth

    Opalla said:
    October 23, 2012 at 12:41 am

    Tiger balm is iconic!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 23, 2012 at 11:29 am

      Not iconic in the world, but in the Galaxy – remember AddGrainOnEarth

        Opalla said:
        October 23, 2012 at 9:40 pm

        You are right on!

    Doggy's Style said:
    October 23, 2012 at 1:35 am

    The balm is evil!!!
    I have a sad story about that balm and me.
    Nice to know about its origins tho.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 23, 2012 at 11:32 am

      the balm is not evil at all, but is the feeling, LOL ! – remember AddGrainOnEarth

    utesmile said:
    October 23, 2012 at 1:59 am

    Interesting to know about it. I bought it in Thailand and loved it, none left now , shame!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 23, 2012 at 11:36 am

      if you keen to know more about it, you can google search them, I am just a Ambassador to show case the tiny side of Singapore, they are many more…..have a good day! – remember AddGrainOnEarth

    leandra said:
    October 23, 2012 at 3:32 am

    i have two jars in my work bag! it keeps me sane during crazy, stressful days, thank u Tiger! :)

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 23, 2012 at 11:39 am

      thanks you tigeress! – remember AddGrainOnEarth

    The Sicilian Housewife said:
    October 23, 2012 at 4:28 am

    I can’t live without this stuff. It’s the only thing that keeps away the awful mosquities in Sicily and stops them itching if they do bite! But they don’t sell it here, so I have to buy it online.
    I loved the photos in your post. I remember going to that park with my Singaporean ex boyfriend. Remember to say hello to him if you meet him there!!!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 23, 2012 at 11:43 am

      Haha! I have no idea how your ex-boyfriend looks like, the most I can do for you is that to ask around, anybody know a housewife call Sicilian, and I will get you the result in 10 years time ! – remember AddGrainOnEarth

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 23, 2012 at 12:51 pm

      reply add on; may be your ex-boyfriend has turn into sculpture while waiting for you to return…..

    kelihasablog said:
    October 23, 2012 at 5:09 am

    So cool to hear this story, history of Tiger Balm. My doctor told me to buy it a while back. It works… thanks for the background story. :D

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 23, 2012 at 11:44 am

      I am glad too, thanks for stopping by – remember AddGrainOnEarth

    kindfofo said:
    October 23, 2012 at 5:56 am

    soooo relaxing music , and nice information.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 23, 2012 at 11:45 am

      and they are all free! cheers! – remember AddGrainOnEarth

    YellowCable said:
    October 23, 2012 at 7:07 am

    I have one of these too.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 23, 2012 at 11:48 am

      I am not sure whether it works on cat or not, LOL! – remember AddGrainOnEarth

    george-b said:
    October 23, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Reblogged this on euzicasa.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 23, 2012 at 11:49 am

      Thank you so much, I really appreciate your kind thought! – remember AddGrainOnEarth

    virginiaplantation said:
    October 23, 2012 at 10:02 am

    I love this stuff! It really works wonders!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 23, 2012 at 11:51 am

      Because is from a wonderful spirits, thanks for stopping by – remember AddGrainOnEarth

    pirate0toujours said:
    October 23, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    It is great stuff – the white one the best! Fascinating story.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 23, 2012 at 11:28 pm

      thanks for your compliment, we all learn from each other! – remember AddGrainOnEarth

    chris13jkt said:
    October 23, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Reading your story reminded me that I still have a jar in my medicine box :)

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 23, 2012 at 11:31 pm

      as I told the rest, don’t use it too often, cause you might change into tiger! LOL! Chris you are one of my best Blogger I am looking upon! – remember AddGrainOnEarth

    Halim said:
    October 24, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Thanks for the post! Reading or hearing about Haw Par Villa always bring a smile and memories back; it’s part of my childhood over 3 decades ago. There used to be a kampung right behind it where an aunt and her family lived, so me and my family would visit quite a few times a year.

    And ‘the tiger in a jar’, I always have one in my bag. Its size makes it so convenient to carry around :-)

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 24, 2012 at 10:52 pm

      this little tiger is not little at all, we all have to pay respect to their assiduous,thanks for stopping by ! – remember AddGrainOnEarth

    Jeanette said:
    October 25, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    I’ve used Tiger Balm my entire life, without knowing the history behind it. Thank you so much for sharing this intriguing story!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 25, 2012 at 9:36 pm

      you are welcome, we all shared and learn from each other, I like your Blog too, is full of sun and love, I can feel it, well done! remember AddGrainOnEarth

        Jeanette said:
        October 25, 2012 at 11:01 pm

        Thank you so much for your kind words. You really made my day! I hope you have a wonderful evening!

    canoe & communications said:
    October 27, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    I have used tiger balm and it works.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 27, 2012 at 6:25 pm

      how amazing they are, thanks for dropping by! cheers!

    gita4elamats said:
    April 7, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    I use Tiger Balm – it’s great!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 8, 2013 at 12:24 am

      Hey! Sydney feel so touch that you spend time to read and comment my old post!
      Thank you so much! :)

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