Chinese and Japanese Gardens, Singapore

4.3
#16 of 101 in Parks in Singapore
Built in the Chinese Imperial style, Chinese and Japanese Gardens offers more than just colorful plants and landscapes. The attraction includes a pavilion, tea house, and museum. Step under pagodas, stroll across bridges, and view architecture modeled after that of the Sung dynasty at these 13.5 hectare (more than 33 acre) gardens. Professor Yuen Chen Yu designed these gardens in 1975 and they have since been enjoyed by the public. Take a walk through the Bonsai Garden, stop by during a festival, or bring your kids to the Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum housed on site. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Singapore using our trip planner.
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  • We arrived there in the beginning of June and there was a warning about the Chinese and Japanese gardens being closed for the next two years. If you're planning to visiting the rest of the park, pleas...  more »
  • The Chinese and Japanese Gardens were lovely to walk round. Climb to the top of the pagoda for stunning views over the gardens. We were lucky to see a large lizard swimming in one of the lakes.  more »
  • Really pretty, lots of exercise for walking the large and spread out gardens. It opens at 6 am and it’s free. I noticed a small sign that said much of it will close for renovations from end of May 201...  more »
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  • Such a beautiful park! I went here for a run and stopped for about 30 minutes to take pictures of the beautiful flowers and scenery. The lilies were blooming in late February. This park was very calm and relaxing. On a Sunday morning at around 10 am, there were only 1-2 other people there. It would be a great place for reading, meditating, drawing etc.
  • It's really a delicate place to go if you have an idle weekend. We live not so far so we just walk there. It's a bit over decorated considering how small it is. But the Japanese elements do give the whole place a hue of silence and peace. Besides, you don't have to be a pro to take nice pics there, since the setting has provided enough contrast.
  • Its beautiful place to spend time with family and do picnic. Its a huge area. You have to go earlier as closes around 5 pm to see the turtle museum and some areas.
  • Such a nice place. You suddenly get transported out of Sinapore, it really feels like you are in Japan as the people who have been there said. Clean place, but better go here when it is not peak hours, and avoid holidays because you can take better photos and more angles if there are less people around so you can enjoy. This is a photographer's spot for sure. Lots of interesting subjects.
  • Love this place. Very tranquil. I am here on most weekends
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