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Address: 1 Chinese Garden, Singapore 619795, Singapore
Phone Number: 65 6261 3632
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: The stunning colors of the plants and rock formations in the Chinese...
The stunning colors of the plants and rock formations in the Chinese Garden contrast with the thought-provoking Japanese Garden.
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Good for an afternoon's break from the city

These gardens are quite a peaceful respite from the city. They are typical Chinese and Japanese gardens (statues, bonsais, lakes, shrines, pagodas, gates, etc), but there is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

These gardens are quite a peaceful respite from the city. They are typical Chinese and Japanese gardens (statues, bonsais, lakes, shrines, pagodas, gates, etc), but there is plenty of shade and space to walk around. They are easily accessible by the MRT.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I had a good expectation from this place before going... and it turned out that it exceeded by expectation. It's a very serene and peaceful place. I enjoyed every bit of my time out there and never felt bored even being there alone. Thats the peace of this place. If you are lucky you can see comodo dragon also. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

One walks through the Bonsai Gardens with a feeling of peace and awe!!! Huge collection of bonsai from various far eastern countries. Generally free entrance. There maybe a nominal charge of $2 during the festive period.Easy access via MRT. Do visit the Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum. Charge approx. $5 Close by if time permits is also the Japanese Garden.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

It'll take a little time to get to these gardens but they are very pretty, very peaceful (always a bonus in busy Singapore!) and worth the trip if you have the time. Plenty of fabulous photo opportunities too in these lovely gardens.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

I'm glad I went here to have a look, not something I would go & see again though. I have been to other botanical gardens that are absolutely stunning. I guess this one would have a lot more history. It is a good place to go to just chill out. I would rate it slightly higher than average GOOD

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Wrexham, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Long term visitors and locals will enjoy the beauty of the park and the wildlife. For short-term visitors, it isn’t really a destination; but worth visiting after a day at the Science Centre or Jurong Bird Park. When people started living in Jurong they felt the area lacked amenities, so this attraction along with the Bird Park were built. Today... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

One of few places where people are scarce and nature galore. A huge garden where you can roam around lost in yourself, talking to yourself and spend with some time with yourself. Good for family outings as well but don't expect much in terms of food establishments and other facilities. A harsh sun can further scorch your spirits. Tip: Don't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

It's located near MRT station, very easy to get there. You can find Chinese and Japanese culture here. Over there, you'll feel like you're in China or Japan. I do like the Japanese house. I found many cutie turtles there.

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Malibu, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I think that this was my most favorite thing to do while in Singapore. First things first the gardens both of them are free to get into. Said that, the gardens and of course there are to are like pieces of art. It's just so amazing and gives you a feeling of nothing but pure bliss. It's a pretty far... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

A peaceful garden with beautififul scenery and buildings. It is divided into two part, Chinese Garden and Japanese Garden. Chinese Garden have more interesting scenery for taking picture. Find some shady spot, relax a bit and enjoy the scenery to feel an atmosphere of ancient China. Just walking and enjoying the scenery sure helping you to calm your mind. Don't... More 

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