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Chinese and Japanese Gardens

1 Chinese Garden, Singapore 619795, Singapore
65 6261 3632
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Ranked #59 of 335 attractions in Singapore
Type: Gardens
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: The stunning colors of the plants and rock formations in the Chinese Garden contrast with the thought-provoking Japanese Garden.
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The gardens are easy to get to - you just walk off the MRT and you're there. It was a peaceful visit; the gardens are so large that it never felt "busy" when we were there. Lots of beautiful things to photograph. I especially enjoyed the bonsai garden - very old (150+ years!) and impressive tress. Bring snacks and drinks... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

My last visit to this local favourite had been some years ago. This morning, I was there with a friend for a morning walk and was deeply disappointed by what I saw. Instead of a Gardens that has gone from strength to strength to reflect our inheritance, it appears to have gone the other way. There were metal green hoardings... More

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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78 reviews 78 reviews
33 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This came highly recommended by my friends who visited Singapore couple of years ago. I took the train from directly the airport to this place and I guess I landed here at about the perfect time to be here. Although there were morning-walkies who were jogging and walking in team or alone. The serenity and the calmness of the place... More

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Jeju, South Korea
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Very convenient to the MRT of the same name this is another nice place to touch base with greenery, wildlife and culture. The pagoda is definitely worth climbing for a great 360 view. We also popped into the turtle museum as we had 3 kids in tow. Despite my initial scepticism of keeping animals in captivity it was actually pretty... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Don't bother with the turtle "sanctuary." You may get depressed for 5$SGD Very sad place. People who dont want their turtle pets dump them at this place.

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Manila, Philippines
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

If you wanna run away from the hustle and bustle of the city life, you might wanna visit this garden and feel the tranquility of the japanese and chines-inspired garden. I was fortunate enough to visit it when only a few tourists were around so I just basked in the serenity of the place by just sitting on a bench... More

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Perth, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Beautiful gardens that are well worth visiting. Very relaxing saunter around. We went on a very hot dry day so beware there is not a lot of shelter from the sun.

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Muscat, Oman
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131 reviews 131 reviews
62 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Its a lovely place to spend the day away from the busy city. Lots of photo opportunity. We spent half a day over here. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes. Bring umbrella or wear a hat to shade you from the extreme heat from the sun.

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cambridgeshire
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

The Chinese garden is a delight it is so peaceful and if you are a photographer then there is plenty of lovely things to take pictures of. The Tortoise and Turtle museum for a small fee is worth a visit. If you want to buy any drinks would suggest you do that here as the tea rooms which we expected... More

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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79 reviews 79 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I was lucky to have been recommended to check this garden by a local friend. it wasn't initially in my list of to-see attractions in Singapore! I would recommend to go there in the morning before the heat. It's a very calm place, with both chinese-inspired and japanese-inspired gardens. A lot of people were jogging on that day, I was... More

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