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Chinese and Japanese Gardens

1 Chinese Garden, Singapore 619795, Singapore
65 6261 3632
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Ranked #59 of 346 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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Parramatta, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Many locals remain unimpressed with these Chinese & Japanese Gardens but I enjoyed the simplistic leisure of sitting under the shade of a tree just to have a conversation. It felt great to see fields of grass where I could take off my shoes & loosen my tie while enjoying the cool afternoon wind with a sexy woman. Urban Singaporeans... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Had tried to visit here on previous visits but hadn't quite made it and we should have tried harder! The people behind this place should be congratulated. The Chinese Gardens are wonderful, peaceful and very tranquil. The Japanese Gardens while still impressive gave the feel of still being developed. If you have a few hours to spare in Sinapore and... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Chinese Garden: lovely place to stroll around, taking in the beautiful architecture and statues. Walking to the top of the pagoda was a challenge...but great views! 180 steps.... So be warned! Loved the Garden of Abundance, and the Koi pond was pretty cool....never seen so many in one pond! As a previous reviewer said, the plants in the Bonsai Garden... More

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Bowie, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

In my opinion, this is the best garden site in Singapore, preferable to the Botanic Gardens and the nature reserves. It's a bit out of the way on the western side of the island, but it only takes about 15 minutes to get there via MRT from central Singapore. If you get off at the Chinese Gardens stations, it is... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The gardens are really a nice place to visit. Been there twice. Arrived from the MRT, the gardens are just less than 5mins walking. Visited the koi as well. Nothing much to say but I really enjoyed the time spent there. If you want to go for a picnic, the gardens should be on your list!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Chinese Gardens are In poor condition,and the bonsai plants in need of a lot of care. The gardens and buildings have clearly had little time for care and attention by experts in there fields,the plants have been let go and many plants are in dire need of a lot of attention. This was to be a high point for... More

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

whenver I came to visit my friends here, I would love to get a chance to quiet myself here for reading nice books and forced myself to finish it Love japanese Garden here, unique and well manage Easy to reach by MRT and my friends house is in Jurong East ..very just right behind the garden

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We took the MRT and walked from the MRT Station "Chinese Garden" to the entrance. We walked around in the Chinese garden and went later over the bridge to the Japanese garden. Both parts are very nice and we had a day with hardly any other visitors - despite sunny, but very hot weather. Parts of the houses were in... More

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Varna, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Nice nature, very clean and silent.A good place for a walk if you are tired of city views and noise. Some amazing species living there in natural environment. Use a repelent

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

A relaxing stroll at the park. A short distance away from the MRT. You will pass thru a large park where locals playing cricket. During my time of visit Mid March. Once you enter the Chinese Garden you will see a large Pagoda with statues of famous Chinese heroes. Lots of photo opportunities of the scenery. Walked along the path... More

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