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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 #45 of 279 Attractions in Singapore
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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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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Surabaya, Indonesia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

I went here in the morning. It was quiet. Not many people. The Chinese Garden is beautiful. There's a pagoda - didn't go up though. There are many statues. Many elderly people go here to take a stroll. Only went for a quick stroll at the Chinese Garden, didn't go to the Japanese Garden since only going with my mom... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Beautiful architectural design. Clean and peaceful. Can even spend a day. One of the best places in Singapore to take pics.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

A wide green color greet me when I step out from MRT station. I spend almost 7 hours walking around in this big garden. Not that big, but because it's beautiful and unique, so I spend almost all my time to taking picture around. The replica of the pagodas are beautiful, so does the bonzai gardens, and the multicolor trees... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

My son was so happy to see a few monitor lizards there in Chinese Garden. The place he like most is Live turtles museum, I suggest that the price of ticket should be offer for student, my son (11 yr old )had pay for an adult price for entry.

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Parramatta, Australia
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232 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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12 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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