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Chinese Garden, Singapore

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#18 of 70 in Parks in Singapore
Built in the Chinese Imperial style, Chinese Garden 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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  • This park is not as crowded as the gardens by the bay for example. It's still a nice park to relax and have a walk after a working day. The japanese garden close at 7pm, and the bonsai garden close at...  more »
  • This place only fund via research. We had spend the day at the bird park and it was late afternoon before we made it here. We walked around part of the Japanese Gardens and I automatically fell in lov...  more »
  • Started the day with a trip on the MRT (train) and cab to Chinese Gardens. The gardens are interesting but very large. The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum was a disgrace. $5:00 entry to see animals in...  more »
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  • Really enjoyed the peaceful and calmness of this place. It was great for an evening stroll. I saw plenty of runners around too. Beautiful scenery. Not many colorful flowers though. But still beautiful to behold. There is construction going on close by but it doesn't ruin the ambience too much.
  • A perfect place to spend your free time. You can just take a walk, go jogging, or even have a meal around this place. There are so many beautiful plants with many great architecture buildings inside the garden.
  • Really pretty place to walk around however don't go in the middle of the day as the heat is horrendous. There's plenty of area to walk around and different sites to see. I personally enjoy the Chinese garden more than the Japanese garden as it had more things to see. If you go on a Sunday please note that the Indian and Filipino workers have the day off and they like to spend their time there under the shaded area. If this bothers you I suggest not going on a Sunday as they like to picnic there which may interrupt some of your photo taking. I have no issue with this I'm solely mentioning it as a precaution to photographers and visitors from other countries.
  • Quaint little park connected to Japanese Gardens, with a large lake in between, this charming little park attracts locals & tourists alike and gets crowded over weekends. The theme in this garden is of Chinese heritage with pagodas that you can climb to the top for a better view, a segregated area specifically for bonsai plants, the many mythological creatures representing the Chinese zodiac and even historical and mythical characters of ancient folklore. Managed by JTC, the staff has done a really good job maintaining the greens and facilities. Festive time will be a treat as they will have more exhibits to see and experience.
  • It's been many years since I last visited Chinese Garden and Japanese Garden. It's open from 5.30 am, great for fresh air, jogging, walking and cycling too. The sunset is beautiful. If you are lucky, you can see monitor lizards, squirrels flying cranes too.

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