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Chinese and Japanese Gardens

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Address: 1 Chinese Garden Road Chinese Garden, Singapore 619795, Singapore
Phone Number:
+65 6261 3632
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

The stunning colors of the plants and rock formations in the Chinese Garden...

The stunning colors of the plants and rock formations in the Chinese Garden contrast with the thought-provoking Japanese Garden.

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Vaste and green with some interesting structures

These gardens are one (or two?) of Singapore's many great parks. There's not a whole lotta shade, so don't go there on the hottest time of the day. Also not during rain, since... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These gardens are one (or two?) of Singapore's many great parks. There's not a whole lotta shade, so don't go there on the hottest time of the day. Also not during rain, since there is not much shelter. But other than that: enormous and tranquil green area.

Thank Tangobabe1
Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 16, 2017

We visited on a Monday, There were very few visitors no screaming kids etc. So unlike the Botanical gardens which are crowded this place was a pleasant respite from the hustle and bustle that is Singapore. The MRT stops so easily found. It is beautifully maintained and we preferred the Chinese gardens to the Japanese. You can climb the pagodas... More 

Thank Jane H
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Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

I wish I could review the Chinese and Japanese gardens separately because I found I liked the Japanese garden better. It was so well manicured, and less people compared to the Chinese garden. It had the biggest water lilys I've ever seen. The Chinese garden is nice as well, and my favorite part was the bonsai trees section. There are... More 

Thank Lindsay L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 388 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Easy to visit due to the train station but the wide open spaces, typical Singapore trees, screaming schoolkids and lawn mowers make it more like an attractive park for suburbanites. Climb the 7-storey pagoda and you can see how it's a green island amid residential sprawl. However, the bonsai and rock garden is beautiful and quieter. The Japanese garden is... More 

Thank mrdom
Taichung, Taiwan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2017

After visiting some of Singapore's more popular locations, the Singapore Zoo and Universal Studios, my girlfriend and I wanted a break from it all, so we visited the Chinese and Japanese Gardens. The two gardens did not disappoint. The area was absolutely gorgeous. The architecture was stunning and did a great job balancing with nature. It truly felt tranquil, specifically... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed April 6, 2017

It's a hidden gem located at Jurong East. There are nice architectures and structures. It's really quiet and if you love walking, you can enter Chinese Garden and walk all the way to Japanese garden and back. It's just located outside the Chinese Garden MRT station and it's free!

Thank Arielleeeee_c
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Reviewed March 31, 2017

The garden was located just outside the Chinese Garden MRT station. At first, I was unsure about the place since it was not crowded at all (there were only some locals exercising there, maybe because it was weekday). To my surprise, the Chinese Garden is actually a very nice place. The seven-storey pagoda, Chinese heroes statues, twin pagodas by the... More 

Thank Wenox
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed March 26, 2017

We were looking for a break from the excellent, but very crowded, better known attractions of Singapore so headed for Chinese Garden on the MRT (EW line) where there is an exit leading through a park right to the eastern entrance to the Jurong Lake Gardens, incorporating Chinese and Japanese Gardens. The 13.5 hectare park was built in 1975 and... More 

Thank Jomax100
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2017

I enjoyed walking around the Gardens and taking photos. I saw lots of large monitor lizards. Lots of interesting areas to look at, and it was a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours. I wanted to visit the Bonsai Garden but it was shut and locked. The sign says it opens 9am but on the morning I visited... More 

Thank Avanti_SG
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed March 24, 2017 via mobile

I have been staying around this place for more then 10 years,, as walking distance from my place. Morning jogging to the park, very refreshing and you saw many people exercise there, some working out with tai chi, some groups exercise. You can also climb up the tower about 7 story high to have a good view of the HDB... More 

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