These are well planned gardens with wide, sealed walking paths. The gardens cover a large area and although they are popular it is possible to find a quite spot for a picnic, relaxing or admiring your surrounds. The lakes are full of carp and there are many water birds to be seen.
Entry to the garden is free. Within the Chinese Garden is a small turtle and tortoise sanctuary. Entry fee is $5.00. Some of the tortoises roam freely around the garden. You can buy a bag of tortoise food for $1.00 and feed the animals in the ponds. A great activity for young children.
Although there are many vending machines around the park selling cans of soft drink and bottled water I did not see and cafes or vendors selling food other than ice-cream.
The parks are very easy to get to as the entrance is directly outside the Chinese Gardens MRT station.