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Chinese and Japanese Gardens

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

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our small kids there and had a lovely afternoon. The garden is incredibly beautiful and much nicer than a lot of other more advertised places in Singapore. The outdoor Turtle Museum was heaps of fun for the kids. They could feed the turtles and even saw a monitor lizzard. A must see in Singapore as it also reflects... More 

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Thank Eva M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a must see, but if you have the time, it is worth the visit. Nice park with a great bonsai exhibit. Stop by the turtle museum - so many turtles!

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Thank Kasia Z
Santa Marta, Colombia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoy a visit to a place like no other, This big place is very beautiful to walk and see. The gardens, the small buildings like temples and statues, lakes and birds flying around make it a very nice place to stay and walk for a while.

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Hawthorn,Co.Durham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This a beautiful place the Chinese gardens are quite stunning with lots of lovely red bridges and a large lake in the denture with beautiful traditional teahouses around the edge. Fabulous pagodas to visit and climb. Our very favourite place was the Japanese gardens, a much more compact area but really stunning. With lits of unique white buildings and intricate... More 

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Thank Brenda H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is 1 heritage Chinese pavillon tower in the gardens that Singaporeans want to keep when plans are announced to develop the whole garden. Construction is now ongoing, so enter by the main gate of the Chinese gardens. Fortunately, parking is now free, so enjoy while it's in the midst of development. A nice quiet park, a good view over... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the NS from Novena NS20 on the MRT to station NS1, then the EW line one stop to the Chinese Garden entrance. Grand open spaces with traditional Chinese buildings, lakes, bridges and Pagodas fill your view. We very much enjoyed the statues of extraordinary Chinese of long past. One young people will relate to (think Disney) was Mulan,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the MRT to the gardens, and found such a tranquil place. A walk around these gardens and you cannot fail to unwind. Make sure you take you time to fully take it all in.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very large garden with various focal points, Zodiac, Trees, Bonsai, Pagodas, Bridges. If you look carefully near water you may be lucky enough to see crocadile size water monitors.

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