Chinese & Japanese Gardens, Singapore

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    Chinese Garden in Jurong
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    Nope, I didn't jump off the bridge!
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    Chinese Gardens

    by Jmill42 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Pagoda at the Chinese Gardens

    The benefit of having the Japanese Gardens closed, was that the entrance to it and the Chinese Gardens were free! The Chinese Gardens were elaborately decorated for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebration. I loved this area, with its fish-filled pond and huge Pagoda at the entrance.

    Entrance normally: S$4.50

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    Japanese Gardens

    by Jmill42 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    At the Japanese Gardens

    The Japanese Gardens had much of its area closed when I visited. They are renovating and improving the grounds. From what I was able to see, the finished product will be spectacular! There is a fabulous bridge and many gazeebos nestled along a small pond and beautiful paths.

    MRT to the Chinese Garden Stop (W10)

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    Chinese Gardens

    by aussirose Written Nov 24, 2009

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    Singapore Chinese Gardens


    Speaking of our trip to Jurong Bird Park. I'm glad we went via the Chinese Gardens as they were lovely!!.... just check out my travelogue below :o)

    We picked a good day.... weather wasn't terrific.... but it wasn't crowded so we could wander around and enjoy the true peace and serenity of the place.

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    A scenic tour at the Chinese and Japanese Gardens

    by jessgotdestiny Updated Jan 20, 2012

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    The Chinese Garden can be reached at the EW25 MRT Station, East-West Line. Once you get off, you’ll see the path that leads to the garden right away. One thing which makes it interesting is that it’s for free and if there’s one place I could go, to get myself away from the hustles and bustles, it would ideally be the perfect place on the list.

    There were lots of statues of Chinese heroes, bonsai trees, ponds, streams, and a Chinese pagoda. It’s a good place to be with nature for a while.

    Quite opposite the path to the Chinese garden is another way that leads to the Japanese garden. We were quite conscious of the time for our next destination so we weren’t able to head the other way round.

    Don’t miss:
    *To Take a scenic photo of yourself by the stream.

    Hey you should know that:
    *You could find Hua Mulan's statue in here.

    Look for:
    *Hua Mulan’s statue.

    Some tips:
    *Rest under a bonsai tree.
    *Spot a squirrel nearby.

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    Chinese and Japanese Gardens

    by anirvansen Written Jul 20, 2004

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    Chinese Garden

    Chinese Japanese Garden used to be one of my favourite destinations when I lived in Singapore. Away from the hustle and bustle of every-day city like, these gardens with their tranquil surroundings could transform you to another world. The spacious gardens lie in the vicinity of Jurong Lake and the Golf Course. The whole garden is an island with Chinese style pavilions and a 7-story pagoda. It also houses a huge statue of Confucious. But the main attractions are the Chinese Bonsai. The Japanese Garden adds more flavour to your feast of the eye. WARNING : The Garden is currently undergoing renovation and major parts of the garden are out-of-bounds till Oct '04. At 8 S$ fee, at this point in time you might as well spend the money in McD and get a double meal

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    Chinese and Japanese Gardens

    by Penelope4 Written May 1, 2009

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    If you would like to have a quiet time, go to the Chinese Garden and to the Japanese Garden which is adjacent to it. The architectural features of the Chinese Garden are as awesome as its surroundings. Some of its features are stone Lions, bridges, Stone Boat and Tea House, pagodas, pavilions, Bonsai Garden, and the Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum. My heart almost stopped when a long creature which looked like a crocodile just swam across the pond towards my direction. Later, I found out that these are quite harmless because they cross the street and visitors just stare at them (with open mouth, of course). I managed to take photos of them so please help me identify what they are.

    The Japanese Garden is very, very beautiful! There are seats provided for visitors so one can sit to his or her heart's desire while watching the ponds and trees and small bridges while listening to the flow of water...

    There are several restrooms in the gardens, by the way.

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    Chinese Garden

    by snuggie Written Feb 17, 2006

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    The Chinese Garden is built in 1975 and designed by Prof. Yuen-chen Yu, a well-known architect from Taiwan.

    The Garden's concept is based on Chinese gardening art. The main characteristic is the integration of splendid architectural features with the natural environment. The Chinese Garden is modelled along the northern Chinese imperial style of architecture and landscaping.

    Main Attraction includes the bridges,main arch building,the stone boat and tea house,the pagoda,pavilion,bonsai garden,and the garden of abundance.

    Admission to Main Garden: Free
    Opening Hours: 6am - 11pm (daily)

    Admission fees to Bonsai Garden & Garden of Abundance SGD2 (Adults), SGD1 (Children 3 - 12 years), SGD 1 senior citizens (55 years and above)
    Bonsai Garden & Garden of Abundance Opening Hours: 9am - 6pm (daily)

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  • Visit to the Chinese Garden

    by hengcc Written Jul 2, 2013
    Chinese Garden in Jurong

    Entry to the Jurong Chinese Garden is free for locals and visitors from overseas. This huge park has trees and pagodas. There are also statues of Confucius, Hua Mulan and Yue Fei the legendary heroes of ancient China. The park is crowded on Sundays when domestic maids and their boyfriends make a beeline for the park. You can get there by taking the MRT to Chinese Garden and then enter via the rear gate which is about 100 m away. Near the entrance you can get to buy ice cream from a vendor.
    In the park you will see birds and monitor lizards (Varanus salvator).

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  • Lantern Carnival at the Chinese Gardens

    by Arrowjay Written Sep 7, 2013

    From end-Aug to around 23 Sep, the Chinese Gardens is celebrating the lantern festival. There are live acrobatic and kungfu shows every night at 8pm. I particularly enjoyed the kungfu performance. View a short clip of the performances here : http://www.flickr.com/photos/11353754@N06/9693338630/

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    Chinese Garden- Is it worth a visit ?

    by Ausviet Written May 19, 2006

    One guide book wrote that Chinese Garden (and Japanese Garden) was not especially worth going out of our way to visit. I don't agree with that because of the following reasons:
    1. They are nice and large gardens which are not easy to find in Singapore.
    2. You can include it in a day trip to Jurong Bird Park , otherwise it is easy to access by MRT.
    3. These gardens are excellent for photo takings.

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    Chinese Garden - The Pagoda

    by Ausviet Written May 20, 2006

    This seven-storey pagoda is the fist attraction striking your eyes when you enter Chinese Garden. It followed the style of Ling Ku Temple Pagoda in Nanjing (China). It 's only for display because the inside is empty but you can climb up the stairs to have a good view of the Garden.

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    Chinese Garden - The Bonsai Garden

    by Ausviet Written May 22, 2006

    The Bonsai Garden in Chinese Garden is very big (5800 sq meters) with beautiful design. It looks great on photos and has about 1000 bonsais imported mostly from China. It's a must see in Chinese Garden.

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    Chinese Garden - The Bridge

    by Ausviet Written May 23, 2006

    This 13-arch Bridge in Chinese Garden follows the style of the 17- arch bridge at the Summer Palace in Beijing.

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    Getting to Chinese Garden by MRT

    by Ausviet Written May 26, 2006

    Exit from Chinese Garden MRT Station and you will see the path leading to Chinese Garden in front of you. It's easy, you can't miss it.

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