Chinese and Japanese Gardens

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The Chinese and Japanese Gardens are off Yuan Ching Road, and adjoin Jurong Bird Park. Situated on two islands in Jurong lake

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The Chinese and Japanese Gardens are off Yuan Ching Road, and adjoin Jurong Bird Park. Situated on two islands in Jurong lake, the gardens are reached by an overpass and joined by the Bridge of Double Beauty.

Built in 1975 and designed by Prof. Yuen-chen Yu, a well-known architect from Taiwan, the Chinese Garden's concept is based on Chinese gardening art. The Chinese Garden dedicates most of its area to "northern style" landscape architecture, the style of Imperial gardens, integrating brightly colored buildings with the surroundings. While the Chinese garden is more visually stimulating, the Japanese Garden is intended to evoke feeling. Marble-chip paths let you hear your own footsteps and meditate on the sound.

The Garden's main features:

 

Bridges, gateways and fountains.

Main Arch Building - As you cross the bridge, upon entering the garden, you are welcomed by this renowned and typical Chinese arch building. Its magnificent and grandiose form has made it very popular for picture-taking. Inside the main arch building, expect to find two courtyards, namely the "Early Spring Courtyard" and "Garden Courtyard". Also, there is a fishpond in the centre which is named the "Fishes Paradise".

A famous traditional feature of Chinese architecture is the Stone Boat structure. The 'Ming Hsiang Hsieh' (Tea House) is a miniature structure following the style of the elaborate, winding gallery at the Summer Palace. This meandering design is a characteristic and graceful Chinese architectural feature.

Pavilion, Plateau, Tower

A seven storey pagoda (that can be climbed).

Bonsai Garden.

Garden of Abundance - You will find 100-year-old pomegranate trees from Shantung, China, planted alongside sculptures of the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals. This creative concept of planting materials, with meanings of longevity, abundance and fulfilment, is designed according to Chinese tradition and folk culture.

 

Operating hours:

Main Garden: 6am - 11pm (daily)

Bonsai Garden & Garden of Abundance: 9am - 6pm (daily)

Admission: Admission to main garden free. Admission charges to Bonsai Garden & Garden of Abundance SGD 2 adults, SGD 1 children (3 - 12 years), SGD 1 senior citizens (55 years and above)

Approximate Touring Time: 1 hour

Location: 1 Chinese Garden Singapore 619795
Tel:
(65) 6261 3632
Fax:
(65) 6261 1390

Getting There: The gardens are a 5-minute walk from the Chinese Garden MRT Station (EW25).

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