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Chinese and Japanese Gardens

Address: 1 Chinese Garden, Singapore 619795, Singapore
Phone Number: 65 6261 3632
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Ranked #42 of 323 Attractions in Singapore
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The stunning colors of the plants and rock formations in the Chinese Garden contrast with the...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner 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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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
30 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here. Tranquil and pleasant. Lots of birds, monitor lizards and turtles. If you've had enough of the hustle and bustle a visit here is lovely. Easy to get here the MRT stops right outside. We also went to the Tortoise and Turtle Museum which is in the gardens. 5 S$

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Hong Kong Region, China
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

There are couple of nice spots but overall in comparison to the Botanical gardens or Garden by the bay it is not worth the way from the downtown. Regardless what other people say the turtle musem is nothing special and even though I might not understand it I felt bad for the animals. Most of them were kept in tiny,... More 

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Washington, DC
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The entire gardens are fun to walk around in and picnic, but the turtle and turtoise museum is a hidden gem. It requires a separate entrance fee-- but it is totally worth it. You have turtles and turtoises walking around, and you can buy long beans/other pellets to feed them. Wonderful with kids (perhaps 5 and older--once they have a... More 

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Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Very nice to walk, peacefull, close to the Chinese Garden MRT. Came here on the weekend, and saw a big reptil. Scaried at the moment, but enjoy it after all. :D

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Singapore, Singapore
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687 helpful votes 687 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

These gardens are located close to the Chinese Garden mrt station, which is 1 stop west from Jurong East. Covering quite a large area with a few interesting statues and lakes. The main pagoda is currently under renovation. Better to come in the morning to avoid the heat. Free entry.

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8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Very nice place to walk, take pictures and relax after hustling city.... Both Chinese and Japanese gardens are very picturesque and green!!! Near metro you can buy some food take-away and enjoy your lunch in the peaceful gardens!!

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

We visited Chinese gardens on a weekday and it was empty, which meant it was lovely and peaceful. There isn't much to do, but that's the point. If it's floral diversity you want then you're better off going to the Botanic gardens, but there are plenty of statutes and structures to look at. There is also a turtle and tortoise... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We had the chance to visit this place via MRT and bring some drinks and snacks with ourselfs from the Cheers Store which is located next to the MRT station. Because they say they have free Wifi and a Teahouse available we expected something more than just a coin operated snack machine. Besides that the place was really nice and... More 

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13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Chinese and Japanese Gardens are linked. it is free entry to all and there are very nice demo houses and sculptures and water features for pictures. go in the early morning or evening when it is cooler

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Metz, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

So you won't be able to take a photo of that, unfortunately. Still, it's worth a visit to the Chinese and Japanese Gardens. Free to enter and open early in the morning, there's no reason not to. The Chinese Garden features some pretty cool statues of key historical figures (my favourite), the twelve zodiac animals, and houses the Turtle Museum.... More 

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