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Chinese and Japanese Gardens

1 Chinese Garden, Singapore 619795, Singapore
65 6261 3632
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As featured in Singapore for free
Ranked #48 of 314 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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dili, east timor
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

good view. can see pagoda like we was in china. suitable to do sport activity here and photography. far from the city center. it has the turtle museum also

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Manila, Philippines
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Awesome place to take a picture and run/jog/walk around. The nearest MRT is Lakeside/Chinese Garden MRT Stations. I suggest to visit this place in the morning as it gets very hot in the afternoon. There is vending machine for drinks at the entrance of the Chinese Garden - near to Lakeside MRT. Just beware of the big monitor lizards that... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Few people in Singapore, let alone tourists, know what they are missing in this complex of open-air treasures: an oasis of peace in a busy city. Take the MRT (metro) and alight at the Chinese Garden station. Stroll along the pathways amidst its rolling greens dotted with ponds and traditional architectural unsullied by wrappers, plastic and other garbage (no food... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The Chinese and Japanese Gardens in Singapore are not only beautiful and rejuvenating, this picturesque lakeside locale by the MRT staion is a memorable destination not frequented by tourists. The rip-off rides at Sentosa, for instance, dull in comparison to the joy one experiences walking through landscaped gardens with resplendent pagodas. The Tortoise and Turtle Museum in these gardens is... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Having been fortunate enough to visit more than a few "real" Chinese and Japanese gardens, I had a fairly high bar to be impressed, but these gardens did it. Right smack in the middle of Singapore's Jurong area, the twin gardens are a wonderful walk in the park which is beautifully maintained and extremely authentic. I went with my four-year-old... More

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Los Angeles, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Has its own MRT station and its so beautiful. i love the section where all the recycled items are but its just all so pretty.

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Duluth, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

What a pleasant experience and treat to walk through these gardens. Very nicely landscaped with architecture of both China and Japan. The Bonsai garden is a must see. The Chinese Garden portion has a turtle museum with live turtles you can feed (be careful the turtles do not know fingers from food). They will come to you and follow you... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

If one is planning to visit Singapore, I highly recommend they come here, it was just beautiful. The best thing about it for me was the fact like the Botanical gardens, hardly anyone was there at the time I went, and it was so peaceful, so calm and relaxing as you stroll around being away from the congested urban areas.... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
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72 reviews 72 reviews
26 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We visited this parks on our way from Singapore Zoo. It is a beautiful and peacefull place. It is not modern and hi tech as Gardens by the Bay. Gardens feature chinese and japanise elements, there were not many people there when we visited. It was a beautiful place to relax. The bonsai garden is partly on renovation now, so... More

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Forfar, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

My husband and I took the MRT to go see the Gardens. We got the MRT from Somerset and its about 13 stops and one change over. It is sign posted on the MRT Chinese and Japanese Gardens. Once you arrive you are dropped off right at the gardens. When you cross the bridge there is stands selling juice and... More

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